Alabama Recreates “Tennessee River” with Jason Aldean

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January 11, 2019

Alabama earned their first number one song on the chart with their nostalgic single “Tennessee River.” The song was written by Randy Owen and included on the group’s fourth studio album My Home’s in Alabama. The band’s first recording of the song has a duration of five minutes. Since it was too long, their record label asked them to cut off the second verse of the song. However, when the band performs live they usually play the original recording of their songs.

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Oh, Tennessee River and a mountain man

We get together anytime we can

Oh, Tennessee River and a mountain man

We play together in Mother Nature's band

The Song’s Content

The song tells the story of a man who wishes he never left his hometown. He felt happy remembering the Tennessee River, a place where he used to go to when he was young. He thought of moving back there and start a family near the river.

“Tennessee River” and The Album

In 2013, Jason Aldean joined Alabama in their remake of their single “Tennessee River.” Aldean performed the song with the band, which was then included on the band’s tribute album Alabama and Friends. The song wasn’t released as a single. Therefore, it didn't enter the country chart.

On the other hand, the album reached number twenty-nine on the country albums chart and number eight on the Billboard 200 chart. The band also collaborated with other artists for their album. They worked with Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Trisha Yearwood, Toby Keith, and many more. They re-recorded some of their songs and included two new songs (“That’ How I Was Raised” and “All American”).

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The Live Tribute Concert

After the release of the tribute album, a tribute concert was held in Nashville, Tennessee. The band together with guest artists performed at the Ryman Auditorium. Jason Aldean performed live with the band. He was the guest vocalist for their song “Tennessee River.” In addition, he played the acoustic guitar.

Watch the Alabama as they perform their first number one on the chart with their guest performer, Jason Aldean.