Nashville, Tenn. (November 18, 2019) — ALABAMA, the most successful band in the history of country music, has rescheduled its sold out “50th Anniversary Tour” concert in Nashville and has added a second show due to popular demand. The previously postponed live concert will take place next year at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, July 17 with the second show to follow on Saturday, July 18.
Band members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen have recruited Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels to join them at both events.
“We know fans will be thrilled that ALABAMA and the Charlie Daniels Band were able to add this second night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena,” says Outback Presents company President Mike Smardak. “It’s a honor for Outback Presents to be the promoter of this magical weekend.”
Tickets for the second concert go on sale this Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. / CT and will be available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. ALABAMA will announce all rescheduled “50th Anniversary Tour” 2020 live concert dates in the coming weeks.
It’s been 50 years since Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It’s a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and change the face and sound of country music. Quality songs that have become the soundtrack for American life are the foundation for ALABAMA’s stellar career. The group introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience that has inspired many of today’s brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. While their music continues to stand the test of time, their numbers and stats are beyond compare. Five decades since starting the band, ALABAMA has charted 43 #1 singles, including 21 #1 singles in a row, and have won dozens of CMA, GRAMMY®, and ACM Awards. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, they are world-class philanthropists who have raised millions of dollars for various charities.
Outback Presents is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events each year, ranging from clubs to arenas across the country and Canada, Outback Presents also produces the Nashville Comedy Festival. Outback Presents President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame. In November of 2016, Mike Smardak was honored with a distinguished NATD Award alongside Nashville’s most recognized members of the entertainment industry. In March of 2018, Smardak was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award. Promoter Andrew Farwell was voted IEBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.
For more information on Outback Presents, visit outbackpresents.com.
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