ALABAMA Generously Donates $25,000 To Kentucky Flood Relief

Alabama; Photo by Nick Hammonds
Alabama; Photo by Nick Hammonds
Alabama; Photo by Nick Hammonds

Legendary country group ALABAMA generously donated $25,000 to help provide aid to those affected by the recent flooding in Kentucky.

Before performing for the full crowd at the Barnyard Venue in Sharpsburg Kentucky, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry – the founding members of the band – presented the check to the organization The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. This non-profit helps provide financial help to the families, farms, and businesses affected by the horrible event.

Passionate for charity and doing good, ALABAMA’s non-profit June Jam Foundation distributes monies to other non-profit organizations and service groups. Owen and Gentry donated to the cause via this foundation.

“With all the devastation caused by the floods in eastern Kentucky, this is a very emotional time,” says Owen. “ALABAMA wanted to offer help in a small way.”

ALABAMA; Photo by Rick Diamond
ALABAMA; Photo by Rick Diamond

“We hurt for the loss of life and destruction caused by the floods in Kentucky,” adds Gentry. “Hopefully these funds can help the families, farmers and businesses that were affected. They are in our prayers.”

With a humble start, ALABAMA members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left their jobs working in cotton fields in Fort Payne, Alabama to spend a summer playing songs at a bar in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina fifty years ago. Quickly earning a name for themselves in music, the group has since sold 80 million albums, put out forty-three #1 singles – including twenty-one #1 singles in a row – and have won dozens of CMA, GRAMMY®, and ACM Awards.

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