Alabama Reuniting for Concerts in 2012

Alabama will reunite for more than a dozen concerts in 2012, band members Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry confirmed in an interview with WAKA-TV in Montgomery, Ala. The reunion shows come after Cook, Gentry and lead vocalist Randy Owen were featured on Brad Paisley’s No. 1 single, “Old Alabama.” The first scheduled date takes place Feb. 28 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “Alabama’s agreed to do 15-20 shows next year, and possibly if that works out, we will do an overseas tour in 2013,” Cook said. Longtime drummer Mark Herndon was not featured on Paisley’s single and will not be involved in the band’s reunion shows. The three founding members are also planning to record a new album. “We hope to put out some new music,” Cook said. “We’re reviewing stuff right now. We’ll have some studio time to get in and hopefully come out with something better than we have ever had before.”