In addition to running his cattle ranch, Owen serves as an at-large member of the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville State University and was a judge on Season 5 of country talent show Nashville Star. He also has written several books, including the memoir The Closer You Get.
The singer credits his parents for introducing him to music and live performing at an early age. He and his siblings formed a Gospel group, The Singing Owen Family, that performed in church and local venues in the ’60s and ’70s.
After graduating from college, Owen began working with his cousins to form the band Alabama. By the time they signed with RCA Records in 1980, the trio was on the road to country superstardom.
Over the next two decades, Alabama was one of the biggest bands in the country and influenced many modern country artists. During this time, the group had a number of chart-topping singles and released more than 20 albums.
In 2003, the band announced a breakup and went on to do some farewell tours. They later regrouped, but in 2008, the band announced another retirement.
Currently, Randy Owen is married to his wife Kelly Owen. Together, they have three children – Alison Sena Yeuell, Heath Yeuell and Randa Rosanne Yeuell. The couple is living a happy life and has maintained an amazing bond with each other. Despite having a huge fortune, they prefer to lead a modest lifestyle.