SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News)  — Alabama is postponing the remaining dates  of its 50th anniversary tour. The band’s lead singer is battling some health complications.

Randy Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo. His doctors tell the 69 year old singer, he needs more time to recover.

The band had to cancel some recent shows as Owen’s health issues got worse.

The 50-city tour was scheduled through November 23rd and the band will reschedule those dates. Updates will be posted on their website.

Alabama formed in Fort Payne in 1969 by Owen and his cousins Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry.

They were initially called Wildcountry but changed their name to the Alabama Band in 1977 then shortened their name to Alabama.

The band signed with RCA records in 1980 and went on to become a hit making machine throughout the decade with songs like “Tennessee River”, “Feels So Right” and “Love in the First Degree”.

33 of their songs reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country chart.

Alabama is one of the world’s best selling bands with record sales exceeding 75 million.

They are members of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.





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