Throwback To Hank Jr. & Alabama Singing “Tennessee River” On A U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

Man, the ’80s looked like it was a damn good time…

I’ll admit it, I’m unashamedly a die hard Alabama fan, so growing up in the ’80s when the band was at their peak?

I’d be at every concert possible.

The band had so many hits in the ’80s and ’90s that it’s hard to name them all, however there’s one song that gets me on my feet and stompin’ my boots every single time… their 1980 hit, “Tennessee River.”

Written by Randy Owen, it was released as the third single from their breakout album My Home’s In Alabama, and the band actually had to shorten the song at the request of their new record label, RCA Nashville.

It kicked off a run of 21 straight number one singles at country radio, still a record to this day.

With that being said, I was digging through the vaults and found one helluva hidden gem…

Alabama, AND Hank Williams Jr. teaming up to sing the hit song aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier back in 1984.

I’ll go ahead and say it, everything about this video is wild.

From the fired up lead singer Randy Owen, to Jeff Cook nailing some riffs with his mouth, to Bocephus walking on stage playing the banjo.

Man, what a time.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock