I had just written this really long post, and lost it. So, here's the short version:
While I was in Springfield, Alie and I got to meet Jeff Cook, of the Alabama band. He's such a great guy, as laid back as can be for someone who's reached that level of fame. Below you'll find a link to his message board, where you can find out more about him, Alabama, and his new band AGB.
The Jeff Cook Message Board
And, Here's a picture of Jeff and I, and one of Alie and Jeff. (Yes, I was a bit nervous sitting next to him...)