He may be retired from touring, but Randy Owen, former lead singer for Alabama, keeps on singing.

Owen is releasing a new album of 10 original songs he wrote to help raise money for the IAFF and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Randy and Alabama had 42 number 1 hits and sold over 73 million records.

The money raised will benefit the IAFF Charitable Foundation providing funds for all IAFF Charities including the Disaster Relief Fund and Burn Foundation.

The album, titled “Friends” will be released this April. You can watch Owen in the studio with Nashville police officers and fire fighters singing songs.

BLEVE Entertainment president and CEO Mickey Milam and Kevin Lamb, vice-president of Nashville Peer Music, visited Owen in Fort Payne, Alabama to discuss the Help the Good Guys project.

Milam said Owen jumped on board immediately.

“We are thrilled to have our first solo project feature Randy Owen,” says Milam, also a retired police officer.

Owen has said he hopes to have an on-going collaboration with the IAFF and FOP. “When I first heard about this project, I knew it was something I wanted to do,” Owen says in a release.  “The devotion fire fighters and police officers have to their jobs and to their communities so many times goes overlooked. When I heard these funds were in such depleted condition, I wanted to be a part of the solution.”

He prepared for the project by having discussions regarding how fire fighters and police work together for a common goal to help citizens.

Last year, BLEVE Entertainment Group, LLC worked with the IAFF and FOP to raise money for disaster relief. Country music star Ronnie Milsap recorded “My First ride” for the efforts.