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08.18.08
Randy's Solo Debut Moved Up To November 4
(Nashville, Tennessee…) – August 15, 2008 – Broken Bow Records has announced the release date of the debut solo album, One On One, from the lead singer of the legendary group Alabama, Randy Owen, has moved up to November 4, 2008. In addition, HarperOne, publisher of Owen’s memoir “Born Country,” has moved the release of the book up to the same date.

“Randy has made a fantastic album, and radio and fans are really reacting to his ‘Like I Never Broke Her Heart’ single,” said Broken Bow General Manager Brad Howell. “Having the book and album hit stores the same day gives us great synergy between the products at many key retailers.”

The “Like I Never Broke Her Heart” single is featured in People Magazine’s special Country Music issue, which recently hit news stands, and the single also hit iTunes’ Top 100 in its first week of release.

Produced by John Rich, of Big & Rich fame, Randy wrote or co-wrote seven of the 11 cuts on One On One. In addition to the numerous music industry awards Randy received as a member of Alabama, he recently received The Paul G. Rogers Public Service Award for his work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor. On June 9, he will accept the NAB Service to America Award on behalf of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids. Randy played a vital role in establishing the Country Cares radiothon program in 1989, and it has raised an astounding $340 million for the kids of St. Jude.

Randy wrote “Born Country” with Allen Rucker, who also co-authored books by country stars Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich, among others. The book chronicles Owen’s life from his humble beginnings living in extreme poverty and hardship as the son of share coppers in Northeast Alabama to forming the band Wild Country with his cousin Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook to signing with RCA Records and eventually being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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