As we continue to raise funds to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, we discovered a fun story about Randy Owen, the man who created the Country Cares for St. Jude kids radiothon.

In January of 2012, Randy Owen participated in the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radio seminar in Memphis.  As part of he presentation he asked patients and parents to share their stories about the hospital and their battles with cancer.  The lead singer of the Country Supergroup Alabama started with his own testimony, including a story about his 'Old Alabama' duet partner Brad Paisley.

As published on "I would like to say I'm Randy Owen and I'm a prostate cancer survivor." Owen said that visiting St. Jude for the first time since his diagnosis and successful treatment takes on a new meaning. "It's going to be quite emotional for me. I did think a lot about the kids and about the families."

"The other day Brad Paisley called and wanted me to come over with my guitar. I got there and there's a car in the driveway with a St. Jude tag and so, of course, I had to go in and ask whose car has the St. Jude tag. And Brad said, 'It's mine.'"

Owen said that he hoped the country artists there would keep supporting St. Jude. "Please take this back with you, back to your families and let St. Jude be a part of your lives."

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