Alabama: Born Country will be the exhibit about the southern band starting in late August.
This exhibit, which runs from Aug. 25-June 11, 2017, traces the history of the Country Music Hall of Fame band.
Cousins Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Randy Owen formed their first group as teenagers in small-town Fort Payne, Ala. For a decade, the band honed its blend of country music and Southern rock, playing nightclubs in the Southeast. In 1979, the group recruited Massachusetts-born Mark Herndon to become their drummer, and the band signed with RCA in 1980. Alabama scored more than 40 chart-topping singles and selling more than 70 million albums worldwide.