- Released: March 7, 2000
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: BMG Special Product
- 1.Take A Little Trip
- 2.Hometown Honeymoon
- 3.Once Upon A Lifetime
- 4.You Can't Take The Country Out Of Me
- 5.I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)
- 6.Richard Petty Fans
- 7.Homesick Fever
- 8.Between The Two Of Them
- 9.American Pride
- 10.Sometimes Out Of Touch
- 11.Pictures And Memories
Alabama: Randy Owen, Jeff Cook (vocals, guitar); Teddy Gentry (vocals, bass); Mark Herndon (vocals, percussion).
Additional personnel: Bernie Leadon (guitar, mandolin, banjo); Biff Watson, John D. Willis, Josh Leo, Chris Leuzinger, Larry Hanson, Richard Bennet, Dan Toller (guitar); Conni Ellisor, Ted Madsen (violin); Sam Bush (fiddle); Jim Grosjean (viola); Bob Mason (cello); John Mattick (piano); Carl Marsh (synthesizer).
Producers: Josh Leo, Larry Michael Lee, Alabama.
Recorded at Emerald Sound and Javelina Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
So much happened between Alabama's arrival on the scene and the country boom of the early '90s that by the time the band released American Pride, they were among the genre's aging veterans. As such it was a little late to expect big surprises. So everything that Alabama's known for is here: full-group harmonies, small-town Southern virtues and common-sense patriotism. The group turned "I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)" into a big hit, but it's no surprise the best songs are about folks who settled in for the long haul, happily married parents ("Between the Two of Them"), and Richard Petty ("Richard Petty's Fans"). ~ Brian Mansfield