BREMEN, Ga. -- Harold Shedd was instrumental in signing Alabama to the RCA label in 1979. Shedd went on to produce 21 consecutive number one hits for the multi-GRAMMY Award winning country music band. This year, Shedd has again collaborated with the band for their latest release, Alabama & Friends, which debuts on Aug. 27. Plans are also underway to open the Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery, a non-profit extension at Mill Town Music Hall, to serve as a tourist attraction which celebrates the music history connected to the state of Georgia and showcase one-of-a-kind music memorabilia. The Gallery is scheduled to open in early 2014.
For the Alabama & Friends album, Shedd reunited with the band to produce two new original songs, That’s How I was Raised and All-American. The other nine tracks on the album will be classic Alabama hits sung by country music legends such as Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood and Kenny Chesney.