Randy Owen Biography
Randy Owen born Randy Yeuell Owen is an American country music artist. He was born on December 13, 1949 at The Guest’s Clinic in Fort Payne, Alabama. Randy was raised with his two younger sisters in a frame farmhouse near Adamsburg, Alabama in DeKalb County, very close by to Lookout Mountain.
He dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, however he went back and graduated from Fort Payne High in 1969. After graduating from Fort Payne High School, Randy attended Jacksonville State University.
In the late 1960s, Owen and his cousin, Teddy Gentry, began playing music together. They recruited another cousin, Jeff Cook, to form a band, which they called Wildcountry. Their first public performance was at a high school talent show, which they won.
Upon his graduation from Jacksonville State University, the three cousins moved into an apartment in Anniston, Alabama and by 1973 were pursuing a full-time music career. For over 25 years Randy was the front man and lead vocalist of one of the most prolific groups in the history of music. In 1980, the band, now called Alabama, signed a recording contract with RCA Records in 1980, launching a career that to date has resulted in 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, 43 number one singles and, again, over 73 million albums sold. Alabama received over 150 industry awards including eight country music “Entertainer of the Year” honors, two Grammys, two People’s Choice Awards and their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They were named the “Artist of the Decade” by the Academy of Country Music in 1989 and “Country Group of the Century” by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.
In May 2002, the band announced their retirement during the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast. For the rest of 2002 and 2003, they performed throughout the country in their American Farewell Tour. In November 2005, Randy and his Alabama Band mates received Country Music’s highest honor, being inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame.
Randy’s hobbies include watching sports of all kinds, writing short stories, and composing poetry. In the kitchen, Randy also prefers to eat vegetables, home-raised meats, and home cooking. When not playing with Alabama, Randy enjoys listening to The Eagles, Anne Murray, and Ronnie Milsap.
When not touring with Alabama, Randy says he enjoys being alone with immediate family and most importantly, away from the telephone. While on the job, he strums a smooth and steady rhythm guitar and sings most of the solo vocals on the group’s hits. He has played music since the age of 6 and has been playing with Alabama for 28 years. Randy plays by ear and says that he doesn’t know how many songs he has written but jokes that “some of them have been recorded on the albums.”
Before and during his early music career, Randy took jobs laying brick, painting, farming, and hanging sheet rock. He says his long range goals are “To help my family achieve a gentle way of living and to be known as friendly to the fans and have a good reputation with fellow musicians.”
Randy Owen Age
He was born on December 13, 1949.
Randy Owen Wife
Randy is married to Kelly Owen and they have three children together. He married Kelly in 1974.
Randy Owen Children – Randy Owen Daughter – Randy Owen Family – Randy and Kelly Owen Children
Randy and his wife Kelly Owen have three children; two daughters Alison Sena Yeuell and Randa Rosanne Yeuell and a son Heath Yeuell.
Randy Owen Cancer
Randy’s prostate cancer was found after a blood test during a regular checkup indicated that his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were elevated. “When they told me that I had cancer, it was devastating,” he admits. “My whole world stopped. Cancer is a scary thing. It is a scary, scary word when it’s said about you.”
But Randy soon learned that since his cancer was caught early, it was highly treatable. He underwent high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a treatment currently in clinical trials that uses high-energy sound waves to destroy cancer cells.
Randy Owen Net Worth
He an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Randy Owen Daughter Death
This information is being updated.
Randy Owen Songs
- Angels Among Us
- Dixieland Delight
- Mountain Music
- Song of the South
- There’s No Way
- Feels So Right
- I’m in a Hurry
- Christmas In Dixie
- The Closer You Get
- Old Flame
- When We Make Love
- Love In The First Degree
- If You’re Gonna Play in Texas
- High Cotton
- She and I
- Close Enough to Perfect
- Forty Hour Week
- Born Country
- Lady Down On Love
- Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
- Dancin’ Shaggin’ On The Boulevard
- Why Lady Why
- Thisltlehair the Christmas Bear
- Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go
- You’ve Got The Touch
- I Need Thee Every Hour
- Braid My Hair
- Take Me Down
- The Cheap Seats
- Tennessee Christmas
- Fire In The Night
- My Home’s in Alabama