The American country/southern rock band Alabama has endured a lot during its 45 years in the music industry. They have certainly endured their fair share of turnover during the years, leaving them with a current roster that includes the three original founding members Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Teddy Gentry (bass guitar) and Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, keyboards). There is no denying that Alabama's heyday came in the 1980s when they dominated the records charts. However, things weren't always so easy for the band. By the late 1970s, the band had released three albums for a couple of different labels. It wasn't until they signed with RCA Victor that the band's music took off. During the 1980s, the band released eight consecutive No. 1 albums, including four that sold over 5 million copies in the US and Canada combined. Those albums included Feels So Right (1981), Mountain Music(1982), The Closer You Get (1983) and Roll On (1984). The band's Greatest Hits (1986) also went to No. 1, selling over 6 million copies. As amazing as the number of top-selling albums might be, the band also released 32 No. 1 hits singles on the US Billboard Country Chart, including 27 in a row between 1981-1989. Perhaps, the most popular of these singles would be songs such as "Love in the First Degree", "Take Me Down", "Can't Keep a Good Man Down" and "When We Make Love". The band also dominated the awards circuit during this era. The most prominent awards included 12 Academy of Country Music (Entertainer of the Year - five times (1981-1985), 20 America Music Awards, nine Country Music Association Awards and two Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in both 1982 and 1983. Alabama continues to tour occasionally and have even hosted their own musical cruise in recent years.