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Alabama & Friends At The Ryman
Alabama and Various Artists
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Review Date: October 12, 2014

Baby boomers know that it’s a given that the uber successful and groundbreaking country group, Alabama, dominated the country music airwaves beginning in the early eighties.  Their unique blend of traditional country, southern rock and elements of gospel and pop music gave the boys from Fort Payne, Alabama, huge crossover appeal. The result was album and single sales of over 75 million units and over 200 awards of all types.

Jeff Cook, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry are still going full tilt boogie with a selective tour schedule, special appearances and benefits, new music and, now, a great new concert DVD recorded at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  The DVD version of "Alabama & Friends At The Ryman" features not only the 17-song performance, clocking in at 90 minutes, but a wealth of bonus footage.

Featurettes include, “The History and The Night,” “The Making Of Alabama and Friends,” “The Songs and The Stories,” “Influence and Inspiration,” “The Magic Of Alabama Live,” “Performing At The Ryman,” and “Alabama Is…” All include interviews with the band and the show’s guests.

And speaking of those guests, they include a list of super stars that a group like Alabama can amass. Folks like the gorgeous Trisha Yearwood (who knocked it out of the park with her treatment of “Forever’s As Far As I Will Go” and, for that alone, is worth the price of the entire DVD), Luke Bryan (“Love In The First Degree”), Eli Young Band (“The Closer You Get”), Jason Aldean (“Tennessee River”), Florida Georgia Line (“I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)”) and Jamey Johnson (“My Home’s In Alabama”).

In addition to buying the DVD by clicking on the widget, below, you can order other deluxe audio/video bundles with an exclusive t-shirt by paying a little, friendly visit to their special website, http://www.myplaydirect.com/alabama-friends.

Watch for the Boomerocity interview with Alabama's Jeff Cook next week!

 

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Our Featured Photo by Boomerocity friend and famed rock photographer, Rob Shanahan (robshanahan.com), is of the statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux, Switzerland!