Saturday, January 30, 2010

Side Tracks

This was the first Alabama song I heard, somewhere around 1980, and it was obvious a new genre of country music had been born. Here's a version by Alan Jackson (with Randy Owen and the boys in the audience)

Saw them in the early 90s with Diamond Rio, and although they were quite good I think Randy Owen's on-stage antics are a bit over the top for their music. But their talent and innovation are beyond dispute--they changed country music.

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