Randy Owen Biography


Randy Owen

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Birth Name: Randy Owen
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 68 Years
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Randy Yeuell Owen is an American country music artist. He is popular for being the lead singer of the country rock band Alabama which is the most successful group in the history of country music. He was born on December 13, 1949, in Fort Payne, Alabama, United States and grew up there. He belongs to the Christian family. He is of native American descent.

Yeuell Owen got married to Kelly. They got married when Randy was 25 years old and his girlfriend was 17. They turned to husband and wife in 1974.

The couple is living a happy life together, and its been 40 years of their married life. And there is no any information about his extramarital affairs and girlfriends.

Owen graduated from "Fort Payne High" in 1969. In the late 1960s, he and his cousins Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook formed a band, "Wildcountry". Their first public performance was at a high school talent show and they won the show.

Later they changed their brand name and started calling "Alabama". They have had more than 20 gold and platinum records with many #1 singles and have sold more than 75 million records.

Randy Owen earns huge amount of salary and his current net worth is around $50 million.

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Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, United States

1949 13th of December

Randy Owen was born on December 13, 1949 in Fort Payne, Alabama, the United States and grew up there. He belongs to the Christian family. He is of Native American descent. He has a height of 5.11 ft.

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Graduated from Fort Payne High

1969

He graduated from Fort Payne High in 1969. Previously, he dropped out from high school when he was in grade nine. Later on, he come back and completed his graduation. He also earned degree from Jacksonville State University.

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Began his career

1973

He began his professional career with the band "Wildcountry" with his two cousins and drummer Bennett Vartanian and in 1972. But in 1973, the group decided to become professional musicians and began performing at bars throughout the south.

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Married to Kelly

1974

Owen is a married man, he married Kelly in 1974 when he was 25 years old and she was 17. They are still together and very happy of being each other's loving spouse.

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Signed contract with RCA Records

1980

The band Alabama signed a recording contract with RCA Records and that was in 1980. After that, they reached country superstardom. Band Alabama is the most successful group in the history of country music and Randy is lead singer of it.

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Established Country Cares for St Jude Kids

1989

He involves in several charity programs for cancer patients. He established "Country Cares for St. Jude Kids", the annual radiothon that raises money for cancer research since 1989. He has been honored with the Michael F. Tamer Award by St. Jude's for his continued support.

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Announced Band retirement

2002 of May

The band announced their retirement in May 2002. That they announced at the event of Academy of Country Music Awards. They performed throughout the country in their American Farewell Tour in the whole year of 2002 and 2003.

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