Randy Owen

(Randy Yeuell Owen)

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  • Born: December 13, 1949
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter

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Randy Yeuell Owen is an American country music artist. He is best known for his role as the lead singer of Alabama, a country rock band which saw tremendous mainstream success throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Alabama became the most successful band in country music, releasing over 20 gold and platinum records, dozens of number 1 singles, and selling over 75 million records during their career. Owen also maintains a career as a solo performer. He released his solo debut One on One in late 2008 and charted two singles from it.

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As long as God lets me live, I want to do things that make a difference in the world besides play music. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Religion & God
For me, when I grew up playing music, I played music in church and people were shouting and having a big time, and church wasn't something where it was subdued. If you played something, you brought it to church with you. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
God has to let you be there, and then you just have to have good fortune for whatever reason. I'm enjoying every moment of my life. We are so fortunate just to be alive. Life ;Religion & God
I can't not be who I am.
I feel very good and positive about my future. I look forward to seeing the fans and doing what I do. Future
I love writing songs. I love doing my radio show and talking to the fans and listening to what they have to say, but there's a certain responsibility that comes along with being given the gift of music. I take that seriously, but at the same time I try to use it to do something that makes a difference in a positive way. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Our original name was Wild Country, but when we first went to The Bowery, they had the name of all 50 states around the edge of the club, so we went to the sign that said 'Alabama' and stuck our band name underneath it.
The Bowery was a place that would let us do original songs - not just covers - but we would have to work for tips, so we learned how to work an audience. In order to keep our jobs, we had to keep people happy, so that meant playing the latest Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top or Merle Haggard. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The juices never stop flowing. I still write songs.
The writing part of my life never changes, because that's just when the inspiration comes. Life

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