Alabama has received over 150 industry awards including 8 Country Music Association honors for "Entertainer of the Year", 2 Grammys, 2 People's Choice Awards and their very own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." They were named the "Artist of the Decade" by the Academy of Country Music in 1989 and "Country Group of the Century" by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999. In November 2005 Randy Owen and his Alabama Band mates received Country Music’s highest honor, being inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. Alabama is one of the 20 best-selling acts of all time. In the U.S. alone, they have sold more albums than Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan.
In addition to his music, Randy Owen has played a part in many different causes and charitable events throughout the years. His passion for helping others is evident through the types of causes he chooses to support. He has played an integral role in raising millions of dollars for schools, public service organizations, hospitals, youth ranches and scholarships through a myriad of events, most notably, Alabama ’s June Jam. From 1982 through 1997, June Jam was one of the most widely known festivals across the country. Taking place in Alabama , of course, June Jam was a must play for artists from all genres of music.
No one would blame Randy Owen if he decided to sit back and enjoy his legendary status as one of the founding members and lead vocalist of the Recording Industry Association of America Country Group of the Century, yet his heart still burns to take new music to the fans who have been touched by his words.
This singer/songwriter/entertainer/rancher has embarked on a new path – a solo career with a new album One On One. Randy teamed up with John Rich to produce One On One for the newly-formed DMP Records label.
His long connection with his fans is the exact reason he titled the album One On One. "I feel like this album is a real personal thing – me to you," he says passionately. "The song ‘One On One' is one of the most personal songs on the album."
"I still love to get out and play. I'm head-over-heels into this album, and I'm in it for the long run."