Luke Bryan welcomed Alabama on stage Friday in Orange Beach, AL for a special performance of the band's classic hit "Love in the First Degree." Luke also sings that song with the band on the upcoming album Alabama & Friends , due out in September.
Luke covered "Love in the First Degree" for years when he was trying to make it as a country star, and he's always been a big Alabama fan. That's why it floored Luke when Alabama front man Randy Owen surprised him in the studio to sing with him on the song.
Luke says, "Moments like that are when it puts it all into perspective, what I've been able to achieve in this industry. And having Alabama stop by the studio to watch me record 'Love in the First Degree' is a highlight of my career, definitely."
Rascal Flatts , Kenny Chesney , Jason Aldean , Tim McGraw , Trisha Yearwood and Toby Keith are among the other stars expected to appear on Alabama & Friends .
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