Randy Owen is a 68 year old famous American singer who is the lead singer of the rock band called ‘Alabama’. Alabama is known for having released hit songs such as ‘Christmas in Dixie’ and ‘Lady Down’.
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The world famous singer Randy Owen graced the earth on 13th December, 1949 in Fort Payne, Alabama. He is an American citizen by birth. Growing up, Randy was raised by his beloved parents on a cotton farm which was located on the Lookout Mountain in the state of Alabama. Randy belongs to a Christian family who are very vocal about their religious beliefs. We can vicariously conclude that Randy grew up in a stress-free environment surrounded by loving parents and siblings.
He is an avid sports fan and also writes stories and poems in his spare time. Randy Owen graduated in the year 1969 from the Fort Payne High School. He exuded unique talent in music since a very tender age and soon after he graduated from high school, he formed a band along with his two cousins which they called ‘Wild Country’. The band was immensely praised by friends and family as they performed in a talent show held by their school in front of a huge crowd.
Once Randy Owen graduated from high school, he opted for higher studies and so he enrolled himself at the Jacksonville State University. He was an excellent student which is why he took a hiatus from music while in college. Randy married his girlfriend Kelly Owen in the year 1974. The couple has been blessed with three children namely Heath Yeuell, Alison Sena Yeuell and Randa Rosanne Yeuell. From what Randy’s biography states, he got married at the age of twenty-five while his wife Kelly was only seventeen. Randy isn’t active on any social media.
The band ‘Wild Country’ which Randy Owen formed along with two of his cousins received a contract from a recording company called RCA Records in 1980. Following this, the name of the band was changed to ‘Alabama’. The band was so good that it gathered tons of adulators in no time. Alabama became a household name in the U.S.A . in the early 80s. The band was active for almost two decades before announcing their retirement in 2002 from the music world.
During their two-decade reign, Alabama had won several accolades and the love of their fans. Alabama have also been honored with the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band has released approximately twenty-one gold and multi-platinum albums. When the band was at their prime, they were declared the ‘Artist of the Decade’ in the year 1989 by the Academy of Country Music. A decade later, they were declared as the Country Group of the century by the Recording Industry Association of America.
It is without a doubt crystal clear that Randy and his cousins have established themselves as very successful music artists. Being a humanitarian, Randy also supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is due to all of his work that Randy has been able to amass a net worth of half a billion dollars.
Last Modified: 30 Apr, 2018