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Alabama to Wrap 50th Anniversary Tour With Special Celebratory Show in Nashville

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Alabama's 50th anniversary, a nation-wide victory lap featuring over 50 live performances, will end Wed., Nov. 20 at the Bridgestone Arena. Core band members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen will be joined for an "End of Tour Celebration" by fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member and fellow early '80s game-changer Charlie Daniels.

The 50th Anniversary Tour began in January and has allowed the record-breaking band to do what it does as fervently as anyone in modern country music: connect with new and longtime fans.

"Our '50th Anniversary Tour' has been really special with The Charlie Daniels Band being at most cities we've played," says Gentry in a press release. "We could call this the 'Country Music Hall of Fame Tour.' Three generations of fans now sing along to our songs each night."

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Alabama's five-decade journey took the group from hometown acclaim in Fort Payne, Ala. to over 40 number one hits.

"It's hard to believe we started this band 50 years ago in my parent's house," adds Cook. "The Nashville concert at Bridgestone Arena will be a fun celebration for the fans and for Randy, Teddy and me."

As with any major tour stop in Nashville, a few surprise guests might be waiting in the wings during Alabama's set.

"This tour has been amazing," says Owen. "We are humbled by the huge response and sell out crowds. Ending in Nashville with this 'End of Tour Celebration' will give us a chance to invite some of our friends to join us. We are thankful to all the fans for supporting us over the past 50 years."

Tickets for the Bridgestone Arena show go on sale this Fri., June 28.

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