September 22, 1998
Allison Moorer released “Alabama Song.” The Monroeville-born singer-songwriter has had success with songs that have appeared in movies. Her “A Soft Place to Fall” in “The Horse Whisperer” earned her an Academy Award nomination and she has had songs in movies “Songcatcher” and “The Rookie.” Her debut album, “Alabama Song,” features a song by the same name and is a nod to her roots in her native state. She is the sister of singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne and was married to singer-songwriter Steve Earle. After her divorce from Earle, Moorer has been linked with singer-songwriter Hayes Carll.
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