Randy Owen Records Benefit Album for Firefighters and Police
Randy Owen is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down since Country Music Hall of Fame supergroup, Alabama, completed their farewell tour seven years ago. Following the release of his 2008 solo CD, 'One on One' (which charted two singles), the 61-year-old singer has been in the studio with a few of Nashville's finest and bravest, recording a brand-new project.
Comprised of 10 original songs, 'Friends' will be released in April. The album is being produced by Randy, along with BLEVE Entertainment Group, an independent record label founded by retired Metro Nashville police officer Mickey Milam to raise money for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) through music product sales. All proceeds from the sales of 'Friends' will go to firefighters and police who have been injured in the line of duty. It will also benefit families of firefighters and police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Watch a special behind-the-scenes video below, featuring Randy in the studio, along with interview clips with firefighters and police officers about the project.
In addition to working on this new album, Randy was also in the studio recently with Alabama members Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook to record a duet with Brad Paisley on his upcoming 'This Is Country Music' album. That album -- which also features duets with Don Henley, Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, Carl Jackson and Clint Eastwood -- is scheduled for release on April 19.