Tennessee River was formed in January of 2002 with the idea of bringing back and paying tribute to one of the most influential and vocally dynamic country bands of our time – Alabama. Receiving over 150 industry awards including 8 country music “Entertainer of the Year” honors, 2 Grammys, 2 People’s Choice Awards, “Artist of the Decade” recognition by the Academy of Country Music, “Country Group of the Century” honors from the RIAA, induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and their very own star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame,” there is no doubt that Alabama has become an icon in music history. Given that kind of illustrious track record, this is why Tennessee River was born—to spotlight an incredible band that really to this day has never been recognized by any tribute project to the degree they should be.
Already established as a strong cross-over seven-part harmony project, the members of Tennessee River wanted to showcase their vocals by tapping into a band they felt changed the industry and sparked a whole new era of mainstream country music that appealed to all ages and all walks of life—from traditional country diehards to hardcore pop and rock fanatics alike. What better choice than Alabama.