Alabama’s Teddy Gentry Arrested for Drug Charge: What You Need to Know


One of the founding members, Teddy Gentry of Alabama was arrested in Cherokee County, Alabama, on September 12. Gentry, who plays bass in the band, has been a major contributor to many hits. “Love in the First Degree,” “Mountain Music,” “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band),”And “Song of the South.”The band still has two September tour dates left.

Gentry, 70Reports state that he was booked and arrested on misdemeanor marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and other charges. The Cherokee County Jail booked the musician at 10:38 am on Sept. 12, and released him about 30 minutes later. The bond amount of the musician is not recorded in Jail records. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said AL.comGentry was detained during a traffic stop.

Don Murry Grubbs was the band’s spokesperson. Associated PressAlthough he was aware of the incident, he did not immediately comment. Gentry was taken into custody. The group also posted an Instagram reminder about their next tour dates. They are already scheduled to perform at Ball Arena on Sept. 23 in Denver and at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas on Sept. 25.

Alabama is one of the best-selling bands in country music history and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019. The group was formed in Fort Payne, Alabama by guitarists Randy Owen and Jeff Cook, and Gentry, who are all cousins. They were made a professional band in 1972 but struggled to get a recording deal until 1977. Their first single was “I Want to Be with You Tonight,”They had little success. They had their first radio hit in 1979 with “I Wanna Come Over.”The song was part of their debut major-label album, My Home’s in Alabama. It also included their first two top songs. BillboardHot Country Songs chart “Tennessee River”And “Why Lady Why.”The band’s hit title song was also a huge success.

They released 21 number one singles and reached the peak of their popularity in 1980s. Although their popularity declined in the 1990s they still released occasional hits singles. After a farewell tour they disbanded in 2004, but they reunited again in 2010. Alabama has been touring since then. Their latest number one single is “Old Alabama,”Brad Paisley, which they recorded. Cook was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and he continues to perform with the band.

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