My Home's in Alabama

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For the song, see My Home's in Alabama (song).
My Home's in Alabama
Studio album by Alabama
Released May, 1980
September 15, 1998 (re-released)
Recorded 1979, 1980 at Music Mill Studios-Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 39:09
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Alabama
Larry McBride
Harold Shedd
Alabama chronology
Alabama Band No. 3
(1979)
My Home's In Alabama
(1980)
Feels So Right
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

My Home's in Alabama is an album by American country music band Alabama, released on RCA Nashville in 1980. For a majority of fans, this represents the first widespread success of Alabama, despite the fact that they had released three albums before this one.

The title track pays homage to Alabama's southern rock roots. It reached No. 17 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in early 1980. Two other tracks — the fiddle-heavy, southern rock-influenced "Tennessee River" and the ballad "Why Lady Why" — were the band's first two No. 1 songs, and laid the foundation for what became one of the most impressive popularity runs in country music history.

Also included on My Home's In Alabama is the group's 1979 single, "I Wanna Come Over", which peaked at No. 33 in November 1979. Both that song and the better-known title track were originally issued by MDJ Records, before the group was signed to RCA in early 1980.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Home's in Alabama" (Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen) – 6:27
  2. "Hanging Up My Travelin' Shoes" (Gentry, Owen) – 2:17
  3. "Why Lady Why" (Gentry, Richard Scott) – 4:11
  4. "Getting Over You" (Cary Rutledge) – 3:15
  5. "I Wanna Come Over" (Richard Berardi, Michael Berardi) – 3:52
  6. "Tennessee River" (Owen) – 3:04
  7. "Some Other Place, Some Other Time" (Jeff Cook) – 3:10
  8. "Can't Forget About You" (Gentry) – 5:39
  9. "Get It While It's Hot" (Owen, Gentry, Cook, Scott) – 3:03
  10. "Keep On Dreamin'" (Cook, Scott) - 4:04

Personnel[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Other musicians[edit]

  • Jack Eubanks - acoustic guitar
  • Sonny Garrish - steel guitar
  • David Humphries - drums
  • Leo Jackson - acoustic guitar
  • Terry McMillan
  • Fred Newell - guitar
  • Willie Rainsford - keyboards
  • Billy Reynolds
  • David Smith

Strings arranged by Kristin Wilkinson and performed by "The Wire Choir".

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 71
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1979 "I Wanna Come Over" 33
1980 "My Home's in Alabama" 17
"Tennessee River" 1 1
"Why Lady Why" 1 3
Preceded by
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly by Dolly Parton
RPM Country Albums number-one album
October 25, 1980
Succeeded by
Somebody's Waiting by Anne Murray