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CMT has announced a star-studded two-hour television special paying tribute to the legendary American country music band Alabama.

Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Evander Holyfield, Jason Aldean, Jamey Johnson, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Lorrie Morgan, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Pam Tillis, Riley Green, Sam Hunt, and Vince Gill will gather at Belmont University’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville to film “CMT Giants: Alabama,” which will air later this year.

CMT said Shelton with Wariner, Paisley, Johnson, Aldean, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Tillis and Morgan, Green and Hunt will pay tribute to Alabama by singing some of the group’s biggest hits.

Holyfield, Richie, Bryan, McBride, Gill and more will participate virtually and in person as they share stories about the group and what Alabama means to country music.

There will also be a new interview with Alabama founding memmbers Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry to reflect on their career.

One of the most successful bands in country music, Alabama has sold 80 million albums and charted 43 No.1 hits.

Alabama co-founder Jeff Cook died in November 2022 following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

“CMT Giants: Alabama” is executive produced by CMT‘s Margaret Comeaux and Taillight’s Tom Forrest.

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