On This Date: Alabama Release ‘Mountain Music,’ The Most Successful Album Of Their Decorated Career

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39 years ago today…

When it comes to the formidable years of my country music upbringing, you got your George Strait, your Alan Jackson, your Reba and Brooks and Dunn, but Alabama was right up there with them among the legends that made me fall in love with country music.

I’m a sucker for a good boot stompin’ fiddle breakdown, what can I say?

And on this date, nearly 40 years ago, Alabama released the biggest album of their entire career, Mountain Music. 

Released in 1982, Mountain Music was the sixth studio album from the band, a follow up to the wildly successful Feels So Right album a year before. Featuring hits like the title track “Mountain Music,” as well as “Close Enough to Perfect,” “Take Me Down,” and a cover of CCR’s “Green River,” the album was certified 5x Platinum in 1998.

“Mountain Music”

“Take Me Down”

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock