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News in Salem

Published on Monday, November 26, 2018

Alabama is Coming to The Salem Civic Center

It has been 50 years since Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry, left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It is a classic American tale of rags to riches. The band members somehow rose from their humble beginning of picking cotton to become international stars. Alabama has sold 80 million albums and changed the face and sound of country music in the process. 

Their music continues to stand the test of time and their numbers and stats are beyond compare.  In five decades, Alabama has charted 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row.  The band has won over 179 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards and ACM Awards. The members are enshrined at the Country Music Hall of Fame and they have their own star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are also world-class philanthropists, who have raised over $250 million for charity. 

The Oak Ridge Boys are both Country and Gospel Music Royalty. The group has charted more than a dozen #1 singles and over 30 Top 10 albums during its more than 50 years of recording and performing.  The Oaks are members of both the Country Music and Gospel Music Hall of Fames.  

Celebrate Alabama’s 50thAnniversary Tour at the Salem Civic Center on March 14, 2019 as the band welcomes fellow Country Music Hall of Famers, The Oak Ridge Boys, to the stage.Tickets for the 50thAnniversary show at the Salem Civic Center go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m. Reserved-seat tickets are $35, $59.50, $79.50 and $129.50. Preferred parking is available for $5.  Get tickets at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  You can also purchase by phone at 800-745-3000 or through

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