Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1989 Alabama's "Song Of The South" hit #1 on the Billboard country chart?

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It’s true! It did! This is definitely a classic song! Check out the video!

Here are 5 things you might not have known about Alabama.

  • The band was formed in 1969 by Jeff Cook, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry and initially were called Young Country.
  • In 1973 they quit their day jobs and became full time musicians.
  • In 1979 ex rock band drummer Mark Herndon was added to the band, this followed a number of previous unsuccessful attempts at recruiting a drummer.
  • They released their first hit single "Tennessee River" in 1980 under RCA Records.
  • Alabama was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.