Alabama’s Only Concert of 2020 Will Stream for Free on Sept. 15

Alabama’s Only Concert of 2020 Will Stream for Free on Sept. 15

Alabama’s only concert of 2020 will stream for free on Sept. 15.

The Country Music Hall of Fame group will kick off Camping World’s 10-week virtual concert series, Taking the Highways Across America. Each concert will stream live every Tuesday at 8 p.m. CT on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

“We hope and pray that everyone is staying healthy and following the safety rules for the pandemic,” says Alabama’s Randy Owen. “The streaming of our live show allows us to come to you in a safe way to once again enjoy live music.”

Taking the Highways Across America

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15 – Alabama
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Martina McBride
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Chris Young
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Ricky Skaggs and Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Sugarland
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 – Zac Brown Band
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Lady A
  • Tuesday, Nov 10 – Brett Young
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Little Big Town
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant

In addition, Alabama recently announced two stops in Nashville in 2021 as part of their delayed 50th Anniversary Tour. The trio is set to perform at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on July 2 and July 3 with special guest Martina McBride.

After postponing more than 25 shows on their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2019 as frontman Randy Owen dealt with vertigo and migraines, Alabama planned to resume their tour in 2020, however, the COVID-19 pandemic put a kibosh on their plans. Alabama’s show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was originally scheduled for Nov. 20, 2019. It was rescheduled for July 17, 2020, with an additional date set for July 18, 2020. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels, who died on July 6, was slated to join Alabama at both Nashville shows. Now, Martina McBride will join Alabama for their two-night Nashville stint. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming months. Tickets are on sale now.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, 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