Born Country: My Life in Alabama--How Faith, Family, and Music Brought Me Home

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9780061673146: Born Country: My Life in Alabama--How Faith, Family, and Music Brought Me Home

From the front man, and lead singer/songwriter of Alabama---the biggest country music group of all time---comes an inspiring memoir of faith, family, and living the American dream.

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Randy Owen is the face of Alabama, the biggest country music group of all time. For legions of country music fans, Randy Owen is a household name. Alabama has had 42 #1 hit singles and has sold more than 73 million records worldwide. In 1999 they were named the 'Country Group of the Century' by the Recording Industry Association of America and inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Alabama is one of the 20 best-selling music acts of all time-in the U.S. alone, they have sold more albums than Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan. Randy will be touring all of 2008 with his new 10 piece band to support his debut solo album releasing May 20th, 2008. Randy's music comes from his heart and his small town roots. He was raised in rural Alabama and grew up working on a small share-cropper farm and today lives on this same land that his family worked for generations. BORN COUNTRY--which is also the title of one of the group's first #1 hits, a country music classic--will weave in the Alabama story, Randy's own experiences with temptation in the face of superstar status, and how he held on to his traditional, Christian values over time. An inspirational story about how a poor country boy became a country music hero to millions of fans, the book will reveal never before shared material about Randy's close relationship with his father, his troubled teen years, and how his down-home country roots kept him grounded. Each chapter begins with Randy's lyrics to an Alabama song that sets up the stories of his life, instantly connecting readers with their favorite songs and the man behind the music.

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For over twenty-five years Randy Owen was the front man and lead vocalist of Alabama, one of the most prolific groups in the history of music and the biggest country music group of all time. The band has had twenty-one gold, platinum, and multiplatinum albums and forty-two number one singles, and has sold more than 73 million albums. In November 2005, Randy and his Alabama band mates received country music's highest honor when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Randy's first solo album, One on One, released in November 2008.



An award-winning writer for television, author of nine books of nonfiction and humor, and columnist for Ability Magazine, Allen Rucker has written three books on the HBO series The Sopranos, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Sopranos Family Cookbook. He lives in Los Angeles.

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