Alabama Honored With CMA Pinnacle Award During Final Night Of CMA Fest

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Just icing on the cake for one of the greatest country bands of all time.

Last night during the final night of the four day-long CMA Fest, the Hall of Fame country band Alabama took the Nissan Stadium Main Stage to perform for the CMA Fest’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

But they didn’t just perform: The legendary band was also presented the CMA Pinnacle Award.

The Pinnacle Award recognizes an artist or group that has reached the “pinnacle” of success by achieving prominence through concert performances, consumption numbers, record sales, and other significant achievements throughout their careers.

Considering Alabama has racked up a whopping 40 number one hits throughout the band’s extensive career, which saw 21 singles in a row hit number one between 1980 and 1987, along with 12 top-10 albums, I’d say the group is more than deserving.

The Pinnacle Award was first presented back in 2005, with Garth Brooks winning the first honor. The only other recipients of the award include Taylor Swift back in 2013, and Kenny Chesney back in 2016.

You best believe I’ll be spinning this one all day:


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