Alabama's Record Of Hits

They were country before country was cool. After making music together for nearly two decades, Alabama is celebrating with an album of hits. CBS This Morning Co-Anchor Mark McEwen reports.

It's a record of records. The newest album from Alabama is a compilation of their 41 number one songs. Members of the group look back, each in his own way.

Randy Owen says: "Today, I think that we appreciate one another and we appreciate the success more than we appreciated it when we were kids -- because we were kids."

And, Teddy Gentry says: "Once success started, it made us work that much harder and say, 'Well, we really got a shot now'."

Together since 1979, Alabama revolutionized country music. Instead of the usual fare about drinkin' and cheatin', their songs were upbeat and uplifting.

"We've been through a lot together, and we've been through a couple million milesÂ…in the last year!" says Mark Herdon.

Winners of every major music award, the band this month joined the giants of entertainment when they were honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

For Owen, it was more than an award: "I appreciate more than the people in Hollywood will ever know the fact that they recognized four very simple guys from northeastern Alabama for what they do in music."

Alabama's formula for success is simple: A steadfast commitment to their fans and to each other. They plan to still be together 20 years from now.

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