Wow. That's the only way to sum up our feelings as the phone call came into the GNA studio this morning just before noon. Alabama lead singer Randy Owen, who also happens to be the man at the forefront of the 'Country Cares For St. Jude Kids Radiothon' shocked Brian and Chrissy with an unexpected phone call to thank YOU, the generous GNA listeners who make this radiothon such a success.
A 2008 lawsuit between Alabama and drummer Mark Herndon revealed that Herndon was just a paid employee of the band, not a fourth official member of the group. Recently, Randy Owen explained why he was still such a visible part of Alabama, which included appearances on many album covers.
In 2002 I had the honor of hosting a bus trip to see the Alabama Farewell Tour. Now, a little over 10 years later, we have a chance to see the mega-group once again on the much anticipated 'Back To The Bowery' Reunion Tour!
Randy Owen of Alabama is one of the truly good guys. His work with St Jude Children's Hospital and Research Center is legendary and has paved the way for all of Country music and radio to help as well. SO he completely get's a pass for this hysterical slip up at last week's Radio Convention at St Jude. This is not safe for work!