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Lynyrd Skynyrd


Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd) is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, band members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines, died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the 1970s era of the band.

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Remember When Montgomery Gentry Played With Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Montgomery Gentry didn't just list Lynyrd Skynyrd as an influence, they actually got to play a whole set with them — and they captured it for posterity. Continue reading…

via Taste of Country at November 18, 2017

Remembering Lynyrd Skynyrd's Deadly 1977 Plane Crash

via Rolling Stone at October 20, 2017

Eric Church’s New 61 Days in Church Release Covers The Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and More

The next 30 songs from Eric Church‘s 61 Days in Church include live covers of The Band, Dolly Parton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Bobby Bare, Marc Cohn, Little Feat and more. The latest release also features live selections from Church’s discography —…

via Country Music Television at September 22, 2017

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