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Alabama Announces Star-Studded Lineup for Luxury Cruise
Posted on May 23, 2013 by Dan Harr
In conjunction with Atlanta-based company, Sixthman, country music legends ALABAMA are inviting fans to join them for their first ALABAMA & Friends Festival at Sea, a musical extravaganza aboard the Norwegian Pearl. The four night luxury cruise will take place October 24-28 and will travel from Miami to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
Joining them for some amazing performances and artist-hosted activities will be country stars Diamond Rio, Craig Morgan, Randy Travis and Meghan Linsey (Steel Magnolia), along with DJ DU, Joe Bachman, Scott Munns, Striking Matches, Hudson Moore, Natalie Stovall Band, Rockit City (with Teddy Gentry), and Jeff Cook and the AGB. For pricing and stateroom options, visit www.alabamafestivalatsea.com
In addition to the musical entertainment and fun-filled activities, fans will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance of meeting members of ALABAMA and other celebrity guests in an up close and personal setting. Fans will also take home rare memorabilia from the experience, including an autographed cruise poster.
Once leaving the port in Miami, the ship’s first stop will be in Nassau, where guests will have the option of combing the pristine local beaches or exploring the largest city and commercial center of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. They will also have the opportunity to explore the secluded beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, for their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities, games and more will help to make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. On board concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the on board lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino.
With more than 73 million records sold, 43 #1 singles and accumulating over 150 industry awards, ALABAMA’s success continues to build decades after first taking the stage back in 1973. They are currently selling out venues on their highly popular Back to the Bowery Tour, which celebrates their 40th anniversary of making music together. The group’s Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry have also been in the studio putting finishing touches on their new album, Alabama and Friends, which is slated for release later this year.
For more information on ALABAMA and a complete list of Back to the Bowery Tour dates, visit www.thealabamaband.com
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Diamond Rio combines Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel to create their unique trademark harmonies. They have recorded seven studio albums and have won a Grammy, and multiple CMA and ACM Awards.
Craig Morgan is a veteran of the United States Army and began his career in Country Music in 2000. His singles include “Redneck Yacht Club”, “Almost Home” and the four week #1 single, “That’s What I Love About Sunday”.
Randy Travis marked a generational shift in country music with his album, Storms of Life in 1986. He’s known for numerous hits including “On The Other Hand”, and “Forever and Ever, Amen”.
DJ DU, from New York City, is an American DJ and Remix Producer and began his “country” career at Rockin’ Rodeo in Tempe, AZ and then Cactus Moos in Tucson, AZ. He infuses Country and Top 40 music together to create a true dance party.
Natalie Stovall Band is one of the most energetic performers to hit the stage. The take-no-prisoners performer was named 2012 “Entertainer of The Year” by Campus Activities Magazines’ Reader Poll, has appeared on Oprah and opened for Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner and Gretchen Wilson to name a few.
Meghan Linsey, one half of the award-winning duo Steel Magnolia, is from New Orleans which explains her soulful vocal styling. The Top 5 single “Keep On Lovin’ You” helped launch the duo’s career. Linsey is in the studio writing for a solo project.
Joe Bachman is an exciting Country/Pop artist from Philadelphia, PA. Performing on stages from Vermont to Florida, and throughout the Midwest, he is a seasoned performer, playing between 200-250 dates per year.
Scott Munns loves playing Country Music, and plays it throughout the Southeast. He has released three albums and is a fan favorite on previous Sixthman Cruises.
Striking Matches is a duo made up of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis. Sarah, a Philadelphia native and Justin from Atlanta, met at Belmont University and just released their first EP.
Hudson Moore, a native of Texas, has opened for acts ZZ Top, Alan Jackson, Pat Green, and Chris Young. Hudson’s first single, “Fireworks”, recently went #1 on the Texas chart and he’s releasing his first EP this summer.