Alabama have performed on many historic stages throughout their career, but they had never played Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium until this weekend. On Nov. 3 and 4, the iconic country band hit the stage for back to back sold-out shows.

"Performing at the Ryman is like a culmination of the dreams and ambitions of my late father, who taught me to play the guitar and who encouraged the deep down love for harmony and music," says lead vocalist Randy Owen in a press release. "The only thing that would make it sweeter, would be bringing him up on stage, at the Ryman, to play and sing a song with him."

Recordings from the shows will be included in an upcoming television special which will also feature surprise guests who performed on ‘Alabama & Friends,’ a tribute album to the band that was released this summer.

Alabama’s Back to the Bowery tour continues through the end of November, with shows in their home state on Nov. 23 and 24. More information on the tour or ‘Alabama & Friends’ is available on the band’s website.