The legendary country music band Alabama is bringing their Southern Drawl Tour to Windsor this fall when the band appears at Caesars Windsor on September 16, 2017.
Alabama is the band that changed everything in the country music world. They brought country music to the mainstream and to the main stage. They also introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to country audiences.
While their music continues to stand the test of time, their numbers and stats are beyond compare. They have charted 43 number one singles including 21 number ones in a row, and have won over 178 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, ACM Awards since their formation in 1969.
In 2015, the band relaunched their career by delivering Southern Drawl, their first album of all new material in 14 years.
This year, guitarist and fiddle player Jeff Cook announced that he is battling Parkinson’s Disease and will be taking a break from the award-winning band. The disease, which affects coordination and balance, and causes tremors makes it extremely frustrating for a musician. In a letter on the band’s website he says:
“Approximately four years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This disease robs you of your coordination, your balance, and causes tremors. I also note that not every case is the same and affects people in different ways. For me, this has made it extremely frustrating to play guitar, fiddle, or sing. I have tried not to burden anyone with the details of my condition because I do not want the music to stop or the party to end and that won’t change, no matter what. I love these guys (Randy and Teddy) and I love everyone involved with the group Alabama, and especially our fans. I want our fans and everyone involved to know that I do support all the decisions made by Randy and Teddy, as they continue to support mine. I do plan to be at some of the shows and events when possible, and I hope to see you there.”
It’s unsure at this time if Cook will be attending the Windsor performance.
Tickets for the Windsor show range from $67.80 to $113 and go on sale to the general public on May 13 at noon. For more information, visit www.caesarswindsor.com.