With an impressive run of hits in the '80s -- thanks to a country sound washed in a sleek, pop sheen and with enough rock dynamics to put it all over -- Alabama
built an early template for how to be a country group in the 21st century. They had chart hits in three different decades, a pretty impressive lesson in longevity in a business that hardly encourages it. This well-sequenced set features some of the group’s most enduring songs, including “I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why),” “Song of the South,” and “Mountain Music,” among others, and makes it easy to hear why Alabama
was so ubiquitous in the genre.