FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2015
Harrington, DE – Alabama brings
their country music legacy to the M&T Bank Grandstand at the 2016 Delaware
State Fair in Harrington, DE. The Country Music Hall of Famers will perform in
Harrington on Monday, July 25th.
Showtime will be 7:30 PM, Gates
will open at 6:30 PM. Ticket prices are $45 - $84 and go on sale Friday,
December 18th at 10:00 AM at www.delawarestatefair.com.
ALABAMA, a trio of cousins from
Fort Payne, Alabama, that changed the face of country music. They have had 43
#1 singles, including 21 #1 singles in a row, a record that will probably never
be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking
edge that broadened country's audience and opened the door to self-contained
bands from then on. The band undertook a journey that led to 73 million albums,
the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It's been 40 years since they
spent the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The
Bowery. It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip
jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of.
Speaking of the early days and their humble beginnings, Jeff says, "I
don't think we thought too far ahead. We were more concerned with paying our
bills at the end of the week playing music."
"We were renegades in sneakers
and T-shirts," says Teddy. "We had long hair and played loud and some
of the country folks resisted us for a while. But then of course they did
accept us and then after that, our success made it lots easier for other bands
to try it in country music." The fact that some of the heirs of that
legacy--Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts and Florida Georgia Line--were among the
stars paying tribute on “Alabama & Friends,” their most recent release, is
part of their legacy as surely as the awards and plaudits they've earned
through the years. They include more than 150 major industry nods, including
two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year
awards three times.
As 2014 neared an end, the band
was concluding a strong tour and celebrating the release of their gospel album,
“Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites.” In September 2015 the band
released their first studio album of new material in 14 years “Sothern Drawl.”
The 2016 performance at the Delaware State Fair invites fans of all ages to
enjoy the old and new and join us for An Evening with Alabama.
The Delaware State Fair M&T
Bank Grandstand is located at 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.
For tickets or updates on more acts to perform at the 2016 Fair fans can go to www.delawarestatefair.com.
The 2016 Delaware State Fair will be held July 21 – 30, 2016. Come join us for
“A Slice of Summer Fun.”
Check out The Alabama Band on
Contact: Danny Aguilar - Delaware
State Fair 302.398.5903