It was a night of many memories as Alabama played to a sold out St. Augustine Amphitheater last night. Opening their set with If You’re Gonna Play in Texas, the band immediately had the audience on their feet and singing along. Followed by such all time favorites as Tennessee River, Dixieland Delight, Song of the South, and Southern Drawl, the band entertained and just had fun performing. Randy Owen would frequently hold the microphone to the crowd as the audience accompanied nearly every word throughout the night. Fans would come to the front of the stage while the band performed to take “selfies” with the band behind them, and Alabama would repeat the choruses of the song to give their fans enough time to finish their photos.
In a tribute to the late Sonny James, Alabama performed his number one hit Young Love, while the fans swayed in time. Also performing with the band last night was Country Music Academy nominee for bass player of the year, Mark Hill, who was assisting Teddy Gentry who recently had surgery.
Alabama continued their long list of number one hits and forever loved songs with such titles as Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go, Roll On, High Cotton, Take Me Down, When We Make Love, I’m In a Hurry, and of course, Mountain Music.
Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry have been playing and singing for 45 years (yes, it really has been that long) and sound as great today as they ever have. To see their concert is to be completely entertained while remembering through music all the important times of your life. Don’t miss them when they tour near you.