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RANDY OWEN RECEIVES TREATMENT FOR PROSTATE CANCER
(Nashville, Tennessee...) -- June 17, 2010 -- Randy Owen, lead singer and principal songwriter for the Country Music Hall of Fame supergroup Alabama, told attendees at his annual fan club party in Ft. Payne, Alabama last week that earlier this year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
During a recent checkup, Dr. Woody Fritz in Birmingham, Alabama, noticed an elevated level of a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in a routine blood test. He referred Owen to Dr. Ronald Wheeler, M.D., a world expert in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and medical director of the Diagnostic Center for Disease in Sarasota, Florida. Randy chose the HIFU procedure as his form of cancer treatment which was performed by Dr. Wheeler the beginning of May and has been deemed a complete success.
"After my routine six-month physical, I was referred by Dr. Fritz to Dr. Wheeler, and I feel very good and positive about my future," said Owen. I look forward to seeing the fans and doing what I do."
"Randy did everything right by having his PSA checked regularly, avoiding random biopsy, and educating himself about his treatment options," said Dr. Wheeler. "He has set an example all men should follow to beat prostate cancer and live an excellent quality of life."
Dr. Fritz went on to say, "we are happy with the successful outcome of the treatment. Randy is doing great and is just about fully recovered."
As the front man for Alabama, Randy Owen, racked up sales of over 73 million albums, which includes 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications, 42 number one singles and a mantle loaded with over 150 industry awards. Randy released his debut solo album, One On One, and "Born Country" memoir in November, 2008. Nothing touches Randy's heart quite like his 21-year commitment to the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon program he co-founded in 1989 has raised over $365 million to date. Randy will be tending to his cattle business in Ft. Payne, Alabama through the summer and is planning on resuming touring in mid-September.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 2, 2017) – Award-winning songwriters Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell(each recent CMA Triple Play Award winners) gathered with fans, friends and industry notables Tuesday night at the Warner Music Nashville office to celebrate the No. 1 hit “Middle of a Memory,” from Swindell’s recently certified RIAA Gold album You Should Be Here. “Middle of a Memory” became Swindell’s record-breaking sixth consecutive No. 1 single (breaking his own record) and ninth overall as a songwriter.
Swindell, the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit songwriter is the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SIX singles.
“Middle of a Memory,” recently certified Gold® by the RIAA, is the followup to the Platinum-certified, 1+ Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here.”
Each of the six singles and two albums Swindell has released since he signed with Warner Bros. Records three years ago have not only all gone to N…