Catching up with the group Alabama

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Alabama performs “If you’re gonna play in Texas” at the One America Appeal Concert at Texas A&M University.

An appeal to help hurricane victims backed by the five living former presidents has raised $31 million since it began on Sept. 7.

Jim McGrath, spokesman for former president George H.W. Bush, confirmed the figure Saturday. The former presidents all attended a concert in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M University as part of the appeal.

They have joined together to raise money after devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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(WDEF) – The group from Fort Payne is currently on tour (without Jeff Cook). The closest show to us is on Thursday, November 3rd at the Harrah’s Cherokee Resort in Cherokee, NC.

The band will perform three shows in Las Vegas in December with Cook.

He has been performing when he can since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

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(WDEF) – The group Alabama has released their first (new) Christmas album in 21 years.

American Christmas is available now at Cracker Barrel, retailers and online.

It includes “Away In A Manger,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” as well as four new songs contributed by the band, plus an updated version of “Christmas In Dixie” for its 35th Anniversary this year.

“To all our fans: Christmas is a special time for Alabama. We hope it is for you. From our hearts to you, we give you this Christmas gift. Thank you for the love and support, all these years,” said Jeff, Teddy and Randy, “Merry Christmas!”

The group will make selected holiday appearances, with Jeff Cook.

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