Greg Fowler

Country Songwriter, Manager Alabama

Born: Fort Payne, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame



Country music supergroup Alabama’s American Farewell Tour includes more than the band’s final live trip around the country, according to tour manager Greg Fowler. It also involved fulfilling what the band believes is its patriotic responsibility.




During the shoot, the production line was operating as normal with the crew filming around the building of T2000s, W900s, and other Kenworth models. Greg Fowler, tour manager for Alabama, said the band was excited to be filming at the Kenworth plant.  "Alabama was asked to represent the working man, and we felt this was a great place to do it," he said.  "It was win-win for everybody.  We have a very positive relationship with Kenworth."


It’s good to be ‘Swampy’

Last week, while working at the Centre County Grange Fair for Froggy 101, Tyrone grad Jaysen Gold, also known as “Swampy,” had the opportunity to meet Greg Fowler, Alabama’s former road manager of 25 years. Jaysen hosts his own show on “Hoppy Valley’s Best and Most Country” radio station called “The Afternoon Hop Home With Swampy.” (Courtesy photo)
Originally on the 101.7 frequency, WKZQ was established as a "beautiful music" automated station, operating out of the back room of its big sister AM rocker, WTGR. In the mid-1970s General Manager Bill Hennecy transitioned to an oldies format with limited live announcers in AM drive (Hennecy), afternoons (J. Patrick Milan), and night (Tom Walters), . Other day parts were automated until Hennecy hired Greg Fowler who took the FM station live and progressively formatted it to a mix to CHR and oldies with female Personality Linda King.
Under the direction of Hennecy and Fowler Q-102 overtook its sister station and went on to become Billboard Magazine's Station of the Year and won numerous Brandon 'Station of the Year' awards. Notable rock jocks who passed through KZQ were Sirius Satellite Radio host and programmer, Human Numan (who was known as Shotgun Jeff Stone), the late Bob Decay (killed in auto accident in late 70's), Kenn Heinlein (WLS' Citizen Kenn), The Freakin' Deacon, Brian Phillips, Jay Charland, Mike Urben, John Van Pelt, Chuckie Boo Boo "Boo" Baron (who was named by James Brown!), Bob Chase, Mike Willis, Scott Summers, Marv Clark, Henry Kaye, Chris William, Al Mason, John Kilgo, Ray Mariner, Jack Boston, and Fowler, who left to become manager of country sensation, Alabama. As of May 21, 2009, Milan, Van Pelt, Deacon, and Bob Scarborough can be heard online at QRockRadio, along with Banana Jack, a more recent WKZQ staffer....
Teddy Gentry has penned “Why Lady Why” and “You’ll Never Be One” for Alabama and has co-written with Owen and Greg Fowler, “The Fans”, Fallin’ Again”, “Sad Lookin’ Moon”, “Dancin’, Shaggin’ On The Boulevard”, “How Do You Fall In Love”, and
numerous album cuts.



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