Alabama has been given a lot of reasons to celebrate this month!
On May 4, Nashville mayor Megan Barry announced Alabama was selected as the 71st artist to have a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. The artists on the walk of fame are chosen not just for their talent, but for their contributions to the music community in Nashville.
As if that wasn't enough, on Wednesday (May 25), it was revealed Alabama is about to be honored in one of the greatest ways any country artist could imagine.
Starting this summer, Alabama will have their own exhibit featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame. As Hall of Fame members since 2005, it makes perfect sense Alabama was picked to have an exhibit in the museum. The Hall of Fame announced the news on their website, saying the exhibit will be called Alabama: Born Country, and will be open from August 25, 2016 until June 11, 2017.
The Hall of Fame wrote the new exhibit "will trace the musical beginnings, the challenges, and the successes" of Alabama, while placing special emphasis on their extensive humanitarian efforts. Fans will have the chance to see a wide variety of artifacts pertaining to the band, including "musical instruments, performance clothing, awards, childhood mementos, tour memorabilia, photographs, and more."
The group now joins artists such as Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, and The Zac Brown Band, who all have exhibits on display during the same time. Alabama is also set to perform during an exclusive concert for museum members on July 6. Held at the CMA Theater, the concert is designed to support the band's new exhibit.
With over 40 chart-topping singles and more than 70 million albums sold, we'd say Alabama is more than deserving of this great honor. They earned their way to the top through their unforgettable music, including their hit song "If You're Gonna Play in Texas," which you can watch them perform below.
Congratulations to Alabama on this monumental moment in your career!
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