One career in country music is a dream many people pursue and few rarely achieve. Randy Owen did just that as the lead singer of Alabama, the most successful group in country music history. When Alabama retired in 2003, Owen still had songs to sing and stories to tell. With those dreams in mind, Owen set out on the path toward a second career, this time as a solo artist.
First, Owen shared his life story in his autobiography Born Country: How Faith, Family and Music Brought Me Home. With still more to say, that same year Owen assembled a collection of songs and, for the first time in a very long time, recorded without the vocal support of Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon, the remaining members of the now disbanded group Alabama. Owen chose John Rich of the popular duo Big & Rich to produce his first solo album. In 2008, Owen released the album One on One. The project included the debut single "Braid My Hair."