The much-anticipated “CMA Fest” television special aired Wednesday night (July 19) and brought us a memorable performance from legendary band Alabama as they took the stage to perform their iconic hit, “Mountain Music.”
The three-hour concert event, hosted by Dierks Bentley, Elle King, and Lainey Wilson promised can’t-miss collaborations and performances that will leave you wanting more, and they didn’t disappoint.
The Origin Of “Mountain Music”
“Mountain Music” holds a special place in the hearts of Alabama fans, and rightly so. This timeless masterpiece, written by the talented Randy Owen, seamlessly blends Southern rock and bluegrass, creating a sound that defines country music greatness. It’s a modern country classic that continues to resonate with fans old and new.
According to Randy Owen’s book, Born Country, crafting “Mountain Music” was a labor of love that took three years to complete. Owen poured his heart and soul into the song, drawing inspiration from his cherished childhood experiences. When he sings, you can feel the nostalgia and passion in every note.
What makes “Mountain Music” even more unique is the solo vocals from band members Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook. During the song’s third verse, they take center stage alongside lead singer Owen, creating a harmonious blend that tugs at your heartstrings.
But that’s not all! Keep an ear out for the bridge from “Mountain Music” in Brad Paisley’s hit single “Old Alabama.” It’s a touching tribute that brings the song back into the spotlight, reminding us all why Alabama’s music has stood the test of time.
Before you tune in for this spectacular event, make sure you didn’t miss the broadcast debut of “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair” on Tuesday, July 18 at 9/8c on ABC. This documentary celebrated the rich history of the largest and longest-running Country Music festival, offering exclusive interviews with artists and unseen archival footage.
“CMA Fest” is on, Alabama fans, and it’s a performance you don’t want to miss. So grab your cowboy hats and get ready to sing along to “Mountain Music” with your favorite band, Alabama, as they take you on a journey through the heart and soul of country music. Get ready to be wowed!