Alabama ‘Thinking Very Seriously’ About a Comeback
Alabama officially said goodbye to their millions of fans in 2004, at the end of their Farewell Tour. But now, the legendary country crooners hint that they are considering not just a reunion, but a comeback.
"Things rock on some times," lead singer Randy Owen explains to Nashville's Tennessean. "I still love to play and sing, and I'm sure the other guys do, too. I know that's our plan, and there's some very exciting things out there. We're thinking very seriously about going out and doing the music."
The multi-platinum-selling trio have already spent some time in the studio recording a new set of tunes, but Randy admits they're still trying to figure out direction for the upcoming project. "I'm sure, like always, we're all three looking for totally different stuff," he jokes. "For me, I want kick [butt] stuff that's present day that's probably going to [tick] off people ... At this point in my life I'm just so happy to be here, I want to be able to turn my guitar up and play some music that really gets down."
The Country Music Hall of Fame members have been slowly emerging back into the music scene in the past year, thanks in part to Brad Paisley's No. 1 single, 'Old Alabama,' that features guest vocals by the band and a sampling of their classic hit, 'Mountain Music.' Alabama also performed their first headlining concert in seven years in September, playing in their namesake state to aid those recovering from the deadly tornadoes that ravaged Tuscaloosa, Ala. in April.
This isn't the first time the trio has hinted they may be ready to return to the stage. Earlier this year, fellow bandmember Jeff Cook revealed that they were considering doing "maybe 20 shows" in 2012.
While the details of their comeback may remain unclear, they do have several shows slated for 2012 already, including a performance at Rodeo Houston in February. See their concert schedule here.