Alabama’s Randy Owen Writing Memoir

Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen is writing his autobiography, Born Country, to be in bookstores on Nov. 11 to coincide with the release of his first solo album, One on One. Owen is co-writing the book with Los Angeles-based author Allen Rucker for publication by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The book details Owen’s life as the son of sharecroppers in northern Alabama and his involvement in the formation of Wild Country, the band that was later renamed Alabama. He also discusses the rise of the band’s success and its induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. “This book was really something important for me to do for my family,” Owen says. “We touched on every segment of my life — it’s really a microcosm of my life. God had a big plan for me and guided me through the good and the bad. There were definitely painful parts that were hard to relive.”