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  The Alabama Band
When legendary country music group Alabama broke the news of their 2003-2004 American Farewell Tour, an entire generation of fans turned out to support the band's last stand.
It is with great pleasure that Cracker Barrel presents this exclusive, live collection of classic Alabama hits recorded during that tour experience what it felt like to be in the seats and hear the unique way that these songs were performed live.
Sonny James spent his early years as a musical prodigy in an Alabama farm family that eventually became a professional singing group that had 16 consecutive No. 1's; a record that stood until Alabama smashed it with 21 consecutive No. 1's in the 80's.
www.thealabamaband.com   (1532 words)

 Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alabama is part of the Bible Belt, in which evangelicals and fundamentalists are predominant.
The legislative branch is the Alabama Legislature, a bicameral assembly composed of the Alabama House of Representatives, with 105 members, and the Alabama Senate, with 35 members.
Alabama is one of the most conservative states in the country; Shelby County, in suburban Birmingham, and the city of San Francisco, California are the closest pair of greatly populated areas to being political polar opposites.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alabama   (2203 words)

However, there is no denying that Alabama is a country band -- their pop instincts may come from rock, but their harmonies, songwriting and approach are indebted to country, particularly the Bakersfield sound of Merle Haggard, bluegrass, and the sound of Nashville pop.
Nevertheless, the single's performance was an indication that Alabama was one of the most popular band in the Southeast; at the end of the decade, the group was playing over 300 shows a year.
When GRT declared bankruptcy a year after the release of "I Wanna Be With You Tonight," Alabama discovered that they were forbidden from recording with another label because of a hidden clause in their contract.
www.alamhof.org /alabama.htm   (891 words)

On 1 March, 1817, Alabama Territory was formed, and after the adoption of a constitution under an Enabling Act of 2 March, 1819, the State was, 14 December, formally admitted into the Federal Union.
To the struggles of the heroic Texans Alabama contributed a number of brave sons; and to the Mexican War she gave 3,026 volunteers.
The estimated population of Alabama on 31 December, 1905, was 2,017,877, and the estimated population of the following cities, same date, is as follows: Anniston, 10,919; Birmingham, 45,869; Huntsville, 8,110; Mobile, 42,903; Montgomery, 40,808; and Selma, 12,047.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01240a.htm   (4101 words)

 Montgomery, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama.
The second largest city in Alabama, it is located on the Alabama River in Montgomery County (of which it is the seat) in south central part of the state.
It is located on the north portion of the Alabama River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Montgomery,_Alabama   (941 words)

 Alabama Geography - NETSTATE
The geographic center of Alabama is located in Chilton County, 12 miles SW of Clanton.
Alabama is bordered by Tennessee on the north, Georgia on the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico on the south and Mississippi on the west.
Alabama is comprised of coastal plains at the Gulf of Mexico turning to hills and broken terrain in the north.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/al_geography.htm   (750 words)

 Introduction to Alabama - The United States of America
The Alabama River was named by early European explorers after the Indian tribe that lived in the territory and first appeared in 1540 spelled as "Alibamu", "Alibamo" and even "Limamu" in the journals of the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto (c.1500-1542).
The Alabama State Quarter is the 22nd quarter released in the U.S. Mint's 50 State Quarters™ Program and the second to be released in 2003, following on the heels of the Illinois State Quarter.
Alabama was admitted to the Union as the 22nd state on December 14, 1819.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/al_intro.htm   (875 words)

 Amazon.com: For the Record: 41 Number One Hits: Music: Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alabama will be a major part of country and American popular music for years to come.
Sadly, Alabama's lasting contribution to country music is probably going to be as part of the "Urban Cowboy" phenomenon that blurred the lines between country and pop.
When Alabama first came out, they were one of the few country acts to not only have a string of hit singles, but also have albums that you could listen and enjoy nearly every song.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000009S3R?v=glance   (1396 words)

 The Alabama - The United States Mint
The Alabama quarter is the second quarter of 2003, and the 22nd in the 50 State Quarters® Program.
Alabama became the 22nd state to be admitted into the Union on December 14, 1819.
The Alabama quarter design features an image of Helen Keller with her name in English, and in a reduced-size version of braille.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=AL   (306 words)

 ALSDE - Classroom Improvement
The purpose of the Alabama Leadership Academy (ALA) is to increase the achievement of all students by supporting the growth and development of principals as "leaders of learners".
The purpose of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) is to improve math and science teaching in Alabama so all students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success in postsecondary studies and in the workforce.
Alabama has joined with other states, the National Governors Association (NGA), and Achieve, Inc. in the American Diploma Project (ADP) to assist high schools in meeting the challenges of students dropping out of high school or completing high school with serious deficiencies in mathematics, reading and writing skills.
www.alsde.edu /html/sections/section_detail.asp?section=54   (978 words)

 ALGenWeb: Alabama Genealogy on the Internet
Alabama became a part of the Mississippi Territory in 1798 after Indian cessions in north Alabama.
How to Research in Alabama If you are looking for specific types of records such as census, birth, marriage, or military records, we've put together a reference on how to research in Alabama.
Alabama law did not require the recording of birth or death certificates until 1908.
www.rootsweb.com /~algenweb   (271 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Alabama
The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a comprehensive online reference work on the state’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment.
Scheduled for public launch on the Web in 2007, EOA will be a continually updated and expanded resource, enhanced with graphics, video, and audio, and available to anyone with Internet access at no cost to the user.
The Encyclopedia of Alabama is the product of a partnership between the Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University.
www.cla.auburn.edu /history/encyclopedia/encyclopedia_of_alabama.htm   (74 words)

 Alabama's Six Constitutions
While Capitals and the administrations of governors are often utilized as political benchmarks in Alabama history, no study of legislative history in Alabama can be deemed complete, without a full understanding of the powers and limitations provided the legislative branch of Alabama government by the various Constitutions and Constitutional Amendments.
The powers of the Alabama Legislature, under the provisions of the Constitution of 1901, are but a remnant of the legislative supremacy allowed under the Constitution of 1819.
Alabama's first three constitutions, those of 1819, 1861 and 1865, were not submitted to the electorate for ratification, but instead became operable upon adoption of the Conventions that framed them.
www.legislature.state.al.us /misc/history/constitutions/constitutions.html   (537 words)

The first permanent European settlement in Alabama was founded by the French at Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702.
University of Alabama - Alabama, University of, main campus at Tuscaloosa; state supported, coeducational; chartered 1820,...
Alabama, indigenous people of North America - Alabama, indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Muskogean branch of the...
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 Alabama - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
Alabama was the first state to make Christmas an offical holiday.
Why is the college football game between Auburn University and The University of Alabama called "The Iron Bowl"?
Alabama may have been the first US state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday, which state was the last?
www.funtrivia.com /en/Music/Alabama-10070.html   (216 words)

 Alabama Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Alabama (base map) JPEG format (451K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
Alabama (reference map) JPEG format (268K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
Alabama (reference map) PDF format (212K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/alabama.html   (804 words)

 FOX Sports - COLLEGE FOOTBALL - Alabama Crimson Tide Team Front
Just about the only thing Alabama has done right offensively over the first two games of the season is win.
The Alabama defense will see its third consecutive spread offense this week when Louisiana-Monroe takes the field Saturday behind their athletic quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster.
He is Alabama's highly-touted quarterback who will most likely be taking snaps behind center for the Crimson Tide.
msn.foxsports.com /cfb/team?statsId=73   (215 words)

 CSS Alabama
CSS Alabama was a screw sloop-of-war built for the Confederacy in 1862 by John Laird Sons and Company, Liverpool, England.
The Association CSS Alabama and the U.S. Navy/Naval Historical Center signed on 23 March 1995 an official agreement accrediting Association CSS Alabama as operator of the archaeological investigation of the remains of the ship.
Association CSS Alabama, which is funded solely from private donations, is continuing to make this an international project through its fund raising in France and in the United States, thanks to its sister organization, the CSS Alabama Association, incorporated in the State of Delaware.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/org12-1.htm   (674 words)

 CMT.com : Alabama : Artist Main   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alabama is the longest-lasting hitmaker on today's country music scene.
Hear what the lead singer of Alabama would like to say about their induction into the Hall of Fame.
Alabama at the Country Music Hall of Fame
www.cmt.com /artists/az/alabama_1/artist.jhtml   (158 words)

 Official English Laws -- Alabama
English is the official language of the state of Alabama.
The legislature and officials of the state of Alabama shall take all steps necessary to insure that the role of English as the common language of the state of Alabama is preserved and enhanced.
Any person who is a resident of or doing business in the state of Alabama shall have standing to sue the state of Alabama to enforce this amendment, and the courts of record of the state of Alabama shall have jurisdiction to hear cases brought to enforce this provision.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/JWCRAWFORD/ala.htm   (166 words)

 Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The attorney general and governor turned to the Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday to try to temporarily stop legislators from sending state grants to their districts.
In a first-of-its-kind eminent domain case, the Alabama Supreme Court said a homeowner waited one day too late to appeal a land condemnation order even though he followed a probate judge's advice on when to appeal.
Officials with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are scheduled to meet today with a contractor to plan the demolition of Hurricane Ivan-damaged structures at Gulf State Park.
www.stateline.org /live/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=72&languageId=1&contentId=-1   (1162 words)

 The University of Alabama
Please be familiar with UA’s severe weather guidelines, and be prepared to quickly move to safety if severe weather occurs.
Josh Hamilton’s dedication to those less fortunate is inspiring, and he has extended the sense of caring he says he found at UA to regions far from the campus’ borders.
Alabama Launchpad is a non-profit organization formed by the state’s leading research universities and Alabama’s business community to support entrepreneurship.
www.ua.edu   (256 words)

 Alabama FreedomWorks
February letter from Alabama GOP argues for the politics and principles of lower taxes.
Our goal is to help ordinary citizens play a greater role in the government decisionmaking process, letting no cause involving their own rights and freedoms be lost by default.
Join Alabama FreedomWorks, where our members are creating a strong grassroots presence across the entire state.
www.cse.org /alabama/index.php   (218 words)

 Rolltide.com – The Official Web Site of University of Alabama Athletics
On the heels of the most successful individual season in Alabama women's golf history junior Kathleen Ekey will now take her game to one of the biggest stages in golf.
They make an impact on the golfcourse as one of the nation's best teams and they make an impact in school as some of the University of Alabama's best students.
Alabama's 2008 softball season was the most productive in the 12-year history of the program.
www.rolltide.com   (273 words)

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