Iconic country group Alabama will soon add another accolade to its long list of achievements.
On Tuesday (July 16) in Nashville, GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Joe Bonamassa announced the band (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen) as 2019 inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Additionally, Alabama will receive the organization's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
Upon learning the news, the band released the following statements:
"This a great honor. I always thought of myself as a musician first." -Jeff Cook
"To be in the Musicians Hall of Fame along with so many of my peers is one of the greatest honors we have ever received." -Teddy Gentry
"Getting the first Lifetime Achievement Award and going in the Musicians Hall of Fame is very humbling. I am thankful to be a musician, a singer, a songwriter and for being able to make a living through touring and recording for the last 50 years." -Randy Owen
All 2019 inductees will be honoured with a concert in Nashville on October 22, 2019 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.