According to WHNT, Teddy Gentry, bass player and founding member of the country music group, Alabama, was arrested on Monday in Cherokee County, Alabama.
The 70 year old country music star was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Pretty hard to believe we’re still locking people up for a bag of weed these days, but Alabama is one of the states where it is still illegal to possess marijuana, unless it’s for medicinal purposes.
Sounds like Teddy needs to get the ol’ medical card, eh?
He was charged with a misdemeanor and released from jail after about 30 minutes.
‘Mountain Music’ – The Most Successful Album Of Alabama’s Career
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 40 years ago this year, 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.