The Alabama Bassist: Alabama country music band bassist arrested for possession of marijuana

Gentry – bassist and founding member of the country music supergroup – was arrested for minor possession of marijuana. He was also accused of having drug paraphernalia. Gentry, 70, of Fort Payne, was arrested and released from the Cherokee County Jail in northeast Alabama after being booked.

Records showed he was released about half an hour later. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the arrest took place during a traffic stop, although court records are not immediately available.

Band reaction

A group spokesman, Don Murry Grubbs, said he was aware of the situation but had no immediate comment. Gentry formed the group around 50 years ago with Jeff Cook and his cousin Randy Owen, and they eventually sold over 70 million albums, releasing dozens of hits like “My Home’s in Alabama”, “Dixieland Delight ” and “Tennessee”. Rivière.” The group was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

The band announced their retirement from touring in 2007 and held a farewell tour. However, he later resumed his live performances. In 2019 they held their 50th anniversary tour.

What is Alabama?

With 75 million records sold worldwide, Alabama are one of the best-selling country bands of all time. Mountain Music, released in 1982, is Alabama’s best-selling studio album. Greatest Hits, released in 1986, and For the Record, released in 1998, are two of their best-selling albums, with a combined sales total of five million for all three. Roll On, The Closer You Get… and My Home’s in Alabama are currently quadruple platinum albums, while Alabama Christmas, My Home’s in Alabama, 40-Hour Week and Greatest Hits Volume III are double platinum albums. Alabama had several multi-platinum hits with several of their albums.

Who are the founding members of Alabama?

The founding members of Alabama are:

  • Randy Owen, lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jeff Cook, lead guitarist, backing vocals, keyboards and violins
  • Teddy Gentry, bassist, backing vocals

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