Legendary country music star Jason Aldean took is taking to social media to look back upon one of his musical idols. The singer put out a tweet with photos of himself and Alabama frontman Randy Owen. In the tweet, Aldean says he idolizes Owen’s musical skills.
“Going thru some old photos this weekend at the house,” Aldean writes. “I was 19-years old in Myrtle Beach watching my favorite band of all time @TheAlabamaBand!!! Little did I know at the time that years later that I would become friends with the guys I grew up idolizing.”
Alabama is a country and southern rock band founded in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1969. They are considered one of the most successful country acts of all time. The band was founded by Owen and his cousin Teddy Gentry and they recruited another family member, Jeff Cook, to join their band.
Much of the band’s success came in the 1980s. During this period the band had 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums, and received numerous awards, according to the band’s website. The band also garnered quite a bit of success in the ’90s and still remain relevant today. Flip on a country radio station and you are likely to hear an Alabama hit at some point.
Aldean Carves Out His Own Superstardom
Aldean has seen his own share of success in the country music ranks. In his career, he has released nine albums and 35 singles, with 22 of those singles climbing to the top of country music charts. Aldean recently performed at the CMA Awards show and ceremony, where he paid tribute to Charlie Daniels.
Many Aldean fans praised the country singer on social for recognizing the iconic band.
Also my favorite band since I was a kid!! @TheAlabamaBand absolutely love them!— Chris Quillen (@CQuillen88) November 16, 2020
“Also my favorite band since I was a kid,” a fan tweets!! “@TheAlabamBand absolutely love them!”
Alabama was the best!— jnut (@jnut36717571) November 16, 2020
“Alabama was the Best!” another Twitter user writes.