Alabama Exhibit Coming to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit Alabama: Song of the South opens Aug. 25 through July 17, 2017.

Spotlighting the illustrious career of the award-winning group, the new exhibit will feature treasured keepsakes and instruments that helped shape members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen into the artists they are today.

Items on display will include Cook’s first Silvertone guitar from the 1960s, the original handwritten manuscript of “Born Country” and the original table-top radio that introduced Gentry to country music growing up.

After signing with RCA in 1980, the group went on to become one of country’s most beloved bands, selling tens of millions of albums worldwide and earning an array of awards from the CMA, ACM and the Recording Academy. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, Alabama released its latest album Southern Drawl on Sept. 18, 2015.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.