Alabama, from left: Jeff Cook, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry
Country music’s original super group will return to North Platte in June for a Nebraskaland Days US Cellular Summer Jam Concert.Alabama, the hall of fame group that is loaded with a library of No. 1 singles and awards, performs on Saturday, June 23.
Florida Georgia Line will perform on Friday, June 22.
It's been 40 years since Alabama, a trio of young cousins, left Fort Payne, Ala., to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, S.C. bar called The Bowery.
It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they'd dreamed of, but then seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music.
Alabama is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight No. 1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre.
The accolades they have collected include more than 150 major industry nods, including two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year awards three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM, as well as the latter's Artist of the Decade award. They earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi-Platinum ® albums and were named the RIAA's Country Group of the Century.
“Alabama is the perfect fit to end a year where we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nebraskaland Days moving to North Platte,” Executive Director David Fudge said. “When you add them to a weekend that already includes Florida Georgia Line, you get a really good lineup that celebrates multiple generations.”
Alabama appeared at the Wild West Arena in 1992, the same year as Alan Jackson first played in North Platte, Fudge said.
Tickets for both Florida Georgia Line and Alabama go on sale to the public on Sept. 5 at 9 a.m.
Tickets for FGL range from $149 to $69, while Alabama will sell from $119-59.
Combination tickets for general admission and seating will be offered for $118.