Teddy Gentry Biography
Teddy Gentry (born January 22, 1952) is an American country music musician who is a founding member of and bass player for the country music super group Alabama.
|Date of Birth||January 22, 1952|
|Place of Birth||Fort Payne, Alabama|
|Net worth||$2 million|
Teddy Gentry Background
Teddy Gentry was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. Teddy and his mother relocated to the nearby Lookout Mountain at a young age so that Teddy could live with his Paw Paw. On a 60 acre cotton farm, Paw Paw lived in a house with a wooden frame.
Teddy Gentry Career
Early in his musical career, Teddy worked numerous jobs after graduating from high school in order to pay the rent. Teddy says he worked at just about everything, including running a theater, laying carpet, bagging groceries, and tending a farm.
Teddy enjoys spending time with his family and running his Bent Tree Farms when he’s not playing with Alabama. He asked his wife Linda what he should do with the $61,000 he had just received from RCA Records in 1980.
Teddy’s grandfather wanted Teddy to take over the farm in 1980 because he was no longer able to work the land. Teddy bought an adjacent farm that had belonged to his great-grandfather Owen in 1981 as his interest in the cattle industry had continued to grow. The farm’s total size increased to about 140 acres after the acquisition of the new 60-acre farm.
Along with his partners from Alabama, Teddy was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in November 2005. “Being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the greatest achievement of Alabama’s career,” Teddy said during his acceptance speech. Being among my heroes’ elite ranks moves and honors me.
The evening the ACMA presented Alabama with “The Entertainer Of The Year Award,” which was a dream come true for him and the band, was one of Teddy’s favorite career memories. When asked if he had any words for the fans, Teddy replied, “I would like to extend many thanks for your support over the years and I hope that we can always put out a piece of product that will make the fans proud of us. ” Teddy enjoys reading fan mail, especially “from the young fans,” and wants all their fans to “Turn other people on to our music.”
Teddy Gentry Wife
Teddy Gentry is married to his wife Linda Gentry. They both have a son whose name is Josh Gentry.
Teddy Gentry Net worth
Teddy Gentry has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He is an American country music singer who is the founder of the country music super group Alabama.