Alabama Bassist Teddy Gentry Arrested On Drug Charges, Booked Into County Jail For Cannabis Possession, Drug Paraphernalia Charges

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One of the founding members of the country band Alabama, Teddy Gentry, 70, was arrested during a traffic stop due to drugs.

Alabama Bassist Teddy Gentry Booked And Released From Cherokee County Jail

Gentry was arrested on drug charges Monday based on Alabama court records, CBS17 reported. He was reportedly booked for misdemeanor second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.


Sheriff Jeff Shaver told local news outlet that the arrest happened during a traffic stop. The Cherokee County Jail log revealed that he was booked at 10:38 a.m. and released at 11:06 a.m. However, the amount of the bond was not listed.

The band's spokesperson, Don Murry Grubbs, said he was aware of the incident. However, Gentry had no immediate comment.

Additional details about the arrest have not yet been released.

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Who Is Teddy Gentry Of Alabama?

Teddy Gentry is among the founding members of the country band Alabama. He and his cousins Randy Owen and Jeff Cook, who are all natives of Fort Payne, Alabama, formed the band over 50 years ago, WVTM13 reported.

Alabama is one of the most celebrated country bands of all time and is known for its hits like Dixieland Delight, Song of the South, Tennessee River, and Mountain Music.


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Gentry has co-written many of the band's hits, including "How Do I Fall In Love," "Why Lady Why," "My Home's In Alabama," "Fallin' Again," "Give Me One More Shot," and "Sad Lookin' Moon."

They charted 43 No. 1 singles, including 21 No. 1's in a row. They also won dozens of CMA, ACM, and GRAMMY awards.

All three band members were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Musicians Hall of Fame. They also have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The band is set to perform on Sept. 23 in Denver, Colorado.

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