RANDY OWEN from the legendary country music group ALABAMA is BACK! After more than 150 industry awards, 73 million albums sold, 42 number one singles, and a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame … it's time for a new chapter to be written. "One On One," is THE debut solo album from Randy Owen! It will be in stores on November 4th, but you can listen to tracks from the album, read Randy's thoughts on each song and pre-order now below!
“One On One” – Randy Owen
This is a really sexy song about two people who are really, really in love with one another and want to do everything they can to get one on one and tune out the world outside and enjoy that night. This song takes you in and makes you want to go home to your loved one.
“Like I Never Broke Her Heart” - Shannon Lawson/ Mitzi Dawn/JT Harding
When I first heard this I thought it was one of the greatest titles I’d ever heard. This is one of those great songs I like to wrap myself around and really get into. It’s one of my family’s favorite songs.
“Braid My Hair” – Chris Gray/Brent Wilson
One day I was at my mother’s house, and she said she had a song for me to listen to. “I said, ‘mama, I’m so sorry people send you these songs,’ and she said ‘well, you might want to listen to that one.” So I listened to it four or five times, and I thought “wow, what a song.” How much more loving and compassionate can you get than that song? It’s so real, and I’ve seen this lived out over and over at St. Jude. It’s an incredible story done in song. To kick this album off with this song is definitely right way to go.
“Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers” - Shannon Lawson/John Rich/Randy Owen
I was over at John Rich’s writing, and I got to telling a story about a friend of mine who had tried everything to get his wife pregnant. I told him to go to the nastiest bar you can find, drink too much, and then go to the nastiest motel you can find. Pretend you’re sneaking in there, and then all the time you’re making love be thinking, “dear God, please don’t let me get her pregnant, and it’ll happen. Shannon said, “let’s write that song.” It’s about rekindling the fire and making love fresh.
“I Confess” – James Otto/John Rich/Randy Owen
James Otto came over with this great hook when John Rich and I were writing. It was a love song in the vain of “Sweet Home Alabama.” We wrote and demoed it, but I never thought about how unique it would sound until we got in the studio. I’m looking forward to doing that one on stage.
“No One Can Love you Anymore” – Vicky McGehee/John Rich/Randy Owen
We were thinking about writing a wedding song, and we came up with the title. It’s a unique, awesome blend of a lot of different influences that come together and make a great piece of music.
“Urban’s On The Country Radio” - Randy Owen
My wife Kelly and I were on this health kick, and we would go to Subway every day around 4:30 in the afternoon. Every day for 23 straight days the radio would play Keith Urban’s “Tonight I Wanna Cry.” One day Kelly had to go out of town, so I went by myself. I was looking out the window and noticing everything around – the stores, restaurants, the bank, the train going by. As I left, I got to thinking, “Urban’s on the country radio…wow, that’s crazy, No that’s a great title for a song. I went back inside and started writing everything on a napkin.
“Barbados” - Randy Owen
I was talking to my daughter and asked her if she knew anything about Barbados. She didn’t, so I asked her to find out everything she could about Barbados. I heard it’s the jewel of the Caribbean; it’s a cool place. I read about the heritage of the island and sayings like “where the rum come from." My wife came in and said, “when are we going?!” It added a whole different flair and flavor to this project. I hope it means something to the people of Barbados.
“Holding Everything” - Dolly Parton Dolly and I share the same hair stylist, and she has brought me several songs over the years. She kept telling me about this wonderful song Dolly just wrote, and she said I just had to hear it. It’s a great song, and I had the chance to have Megan Mullins to sing it with me. It’s one of the most exciting tracks on the whole cd.
“Slow And Steady” – Dale Morris
I’ve known Dale Morris for a long, long time. We were over at his office, and he sings this song. I said, “I like that song, Dale.” He said, “You do? I wrote it!” John Rich and I couldn’t believe he wrote the song, but it’s another one I’m really looking forward to playing on stage. Dale manages me, Alabama, Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen, and that was the first time I ever heard a song he had written, which was a very emotional moment for him and for me.
“Pray me Back” - Randy Owen
We were just getting into Las Vegas when 911 happened. We watched the plane going into the second tower on the tv in the bus. When I got into the hotel room and looked out the window, I could see armed guards on the roofs of all the buildings and the national guard patrolling the strip. I talked to my wife and my mother until the phones went out and came to the conclusion the only way I could get back home was for someone to pray me back. When this project came along, I got to thinking about what I really wanted to do. During 911, what I really wanted to do was say the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer. I never dreamed when I went back and played the melody of this song that it worked perfectly with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Pray. It’s so easy for us to forget what it was like that day. I don’t think we should ever forget how horrible and horrific it was that day and what happened to our families that day, and that’s what this song is about. I hope when people hear this they remember how much love their families and how much their families and loved ones mean to them and how much their country means to them.