On this day in Alabama history: Hollywood Walk of Fame inducts band Alabama

On this day in Alabama history: Hollywood Walk of Fame inducts band Alabama
Recording artists Jeff Cook, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry of Alabama perform onstage during The Big Gig: Alabama Concert at CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in July 2016 in Nashville. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for The Country Music Hall Of Fame)

October 6, 1998

The band Alabama was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Originally from Fort Payne, the group launched onto the national country music scene in 1980 with their hit single “My Home’s in Alabama.” In terms of length of career, record sales and awards, Alabama went on to become the most successful band in country music history. Over their career, they recorded 42 Billboard Country Music No. 1 singles, sold more than 73 million albums and won more than 150 industry awards. Alabama was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

Read more at Encyclopedia of Alabama.

For more on Alabama’s Bicentennial, visit Alabama 200.

 

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