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One On One As the lead singer of the legendary group Alabama, Randy Owen would appear to have seen and done it all – 73 million albums sold, countless miles on the road touring, a warehouse full of awards and a coveted spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Yet this singer/songwriter/ entertainer/rancher is embarking on a new path – a solo career with a new album One On One set for a November 4, 2008, and a national tour with a 10-piece band and an attitude and work ethic that rivals a brand new artist. “I’m as excited about this as I’ve ever been,” said Owen. “Before I decided to do the solo thing, we put a band together and did some dates late last year to see if the fans were still out there. When I came back I was totally convinced we needed to do this.” Randy teamed up with John Rich to produce One On One for the powerhouse independent label Broken Bow Records. The multi-faceted Rich, who has produced Gretchen Wilson, his own duo Big & Rich, James Otto, Jewel, and John Anderson’s critically-acclaimed Easy Money album, jumped at the chance to work with the legend. “John’s so smart about what he wants to hear,” said Randy of the experience. “And the musicians he works with in the studio understand what he wants. We really took our time with it and didn’t rush it, and I’m really pleased with what we came out with.” His long connection with his fans is the exact reason he titled the album One On One. “I feel like this album is a real personal thing – me to you,” he says passionately. “The song ‘One On One’ is one of the most personal songs on the album.” “Personal” is also a very fitting description for most of One On One. From the touching “Braid My Hair,” which writers Chris Gray and Brent Wilson – who never had a song released as a single – graciously donated 100% of the publishing proceeds from the song to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to “Pray Me Back,” “Holding Everything,” “Slow and Steady” to the perfect wedding song “No One Can Love You Anymore,” Randy lays his heart on the line. The mood of the new album runs the gamut from the passionate “Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers for the Night,” and “I Confess” to the remorseful “Like I Never Broke Her Heart” to the fun “Urban’s On The Country Radio” and the wistful Caribbean-themed “Barbados.” For over 30 years Randy has been the front man and lead vocalist of one of the most prolific groups in the history of music. The band signed a recording contract with RCA Records in 1980, launching a career that to date has resulted in 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums yielding 42 #1 singles. Alabama received over 150 industry awards including eight "Entertainer of the Year" honors, two Grammys, two People's Choice Awards and their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They were named the "Artist of the Decade" by the Academy of Country Music and "Country Group of the Century" by the Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2005, Randy and his Alabama band mates received Country Music’s highest honor, being inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. In May, 2008, the city of Ft. Payne, Alabama honored their favorite sons with life-size bronze statues in the heart of town. “I’m very proud of everything we accomplished, and I hold what we did with Alabama as a very sacred part of my life,” Randy concludes. For more information please visit www.randyowen.com

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