Nashville, Tenn. (July 17, 2019) — Iconic country group ALABAMA will soon add another accolade to its long list of achievements. On Tuesday afternoon 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
Additional 2019 inductees include Felix Cavaliere, Steve Wariner, The Surfaris (Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller*, Ron Wilson*), Don Everly, The Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (David Briggs, Jerry Carrigan*, Norbert Putnam, Terry Thompson, Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, Joe South*, Reggie Young*), the Nashville A-Team – The Players (Eddie Bayers, Paul Franklin, John Hobbs, Brent Mason, Michael Rhodes), The Muscle Shoals Horns (Harrison Calloway, Ronnie Eades, Charles Rose, Harvey Thompson), Owen Bradley*, Billy Sherrill and Bob Taylor. (*awarded posthumously)
The inductees will be honored with a concert in Nashville on October 22, 2019 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Pre-sale tickets will be available August 2, 2019 to Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum members (to become a member, visit musicianshalloffame.com). Tickets will be on sale to the public on August 5, 2019 through the Schermerhorn Symphony Center box office.