Alabama Postpones 50th Anniversary Tour as Randy Owen Deals With Health Issues

Alabama Postpones 50th Anniversary Tour as Randy Owen Deals With Health Issues

After canceling six shows in July and August, Alabama has postponed the remaining 20 dates on their 50th Anniversary Tour as frontman Randy Owen continues to deal with vertigo and migraines.

Alabama bass player Teddy Gentry released the following statement: “The 50th Anniversary Tour has been very special to us. The support of the fans and their energy at all of our shows has led to some of the most fun we’ve ever had onstage. As disappointed as myself, Randy, and Jeff are to have to postpone this tour for all of our incredible fans, we know that Randy’s recovery is what is most important for everyone at this time. We would like to thank our fans, promoters, and venues and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Rescheduled dates for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

Alabama was celebrating a half-century of making music with their 50th Anniversary Tour. The cross-country trek kicked off in January with an announced run of more than 50 shows featuring an array of openers, including Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Beach Boys, John Anderson, Restless Heart, Exile, John Michael Montgomery, Scotty McCreery and more.

Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour [Postponed]

  • Aug. 23 | Van Andel Arena | Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Restless Heart)
  • Aug. 24 | The Country Fest’s Neon Nights | North Lawrence, OH
  • Aug. 29 | Mohegan Sun Arena | Wilkes|Barre, PA (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Aug. 31 | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion | Gilford, NH (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Sept. 1 | Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion | Bangor, ME (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Sept. 13 | Fox Theatre | Detroit, MI (w/ Exile)
  • Sept. 14 | Tailgates N’ Tallboys | Peoria, IL
  • Sept. 27 | Martin Luther King Jr. Arena | Savannah, GA
  • Sept. 28 | Hertz Arena | Estero, FL
  • Oct. 3 | Colonial Life Arena | Columbia, SC (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Oct. 4 | Legacy Arena at the BJCC | Birmingham, AL (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Oct. 10 | Donald L. Tucker Civic Center | Tallahassee, FL (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Oct. 11 | Spectrum Center | Charlotte, NC (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Nov. 1 | WinStar World Casino & Resort | Thackerville, OK
  • Nov. 2 | Intrust Bank Arena | Wichita, KS (w/ The Beach Boys)
  • Nov. 8 | Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center | Madison, WI (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Nov. 9 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse | Indianapolis, IN (w/ Restless Heart)
  • Nov. 20 | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Nov. 22 | Royal Farms Arena | Baltimore, MD
  • Nov. 23 | Wicimico Civic Center | Salisbury, MD (w/ Exile)

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter