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

Born Country is an inspiring memoir of faith, family, and living the American dream from the lead singer/songwriter of Alabama, the biggest country music group of all time. A multiple Grammy, People s Choice, and Country Music Association Award-winning superstar, Randy Owen tells about growing up poor in rural Alabama, the son of devout Christian sharecroppers, his rise to the top of the charts, his personal trials and the destructive temptations he avoided through his love and unassailable faith in God. Written with Allen Rucker, Randy Owen s Born Country is both a fascinating look inside the Alabama phenomenon and a moving portrait of an extraordinary life enriched by traditional Christian values

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[Randy Owen] is a true gentleman, armed with an unassuming attitude and a modest approach to life, coupled with enormous fame and success. Born Country is a great read! --Dick Clark, former host of American Bandstand

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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 Number 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 Number 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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