After returning to the road in 2013, Alabama continues to play 25 to 30 shows each year. “I’m so thankful people care about the music we made,” Randy Owen says. “They still come to the concerts, and they’re very enthusiastic. Hopefully, this new music will be something they’ll enjoy. I put everything I had in it.
“It’s amazing that three people who see the world through very different eyes could come to the decision to put together and get it done and do a new CD.

The bands new album¬†Southern Drawl, due Sept. 18 from BMG Chrysalis North America. ¬†It will be the band’s first album of new songs in 14 years.

Southern Drawl also is the first step in a renovation of the Alabama brand, a long-term project that includes major upgrades to the Alabama Fan Club and Museum in Fort Payne and plans for a documentary and book about the band.

Alabama heads out on the second leg or there summer tour at the end of this month with one NC date included.

Aug. 31 / Green Bay, Wis. / Resch Center
Sept. 8 / Saratoga, Calif. / Mountain Winery
Sept. 10 / Reno, Nev. / Silver Legacy Casino
Sept. 16 / Glen Allen, Va. / Innsbrook After Hours
Sept. 17 / York, Pa. / York Fair
Sept. 29 / Kansas City, Mo. / Starlight Theatre
Oct. 1 / Thackerville, Okla. / Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort
Oct. 7 / Cary, N.C. / Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Oct. 8 / Fairfax, Va. / Eagle Bank Arena
Oct. 21 / Knoxville, Tenn. / Knoxville Civic Coliseum