Sweet Home Alabama. You have heard it in movies, on the radio, and in TV commercials. It’s just one of those old school Americana songs that can be played to just about any audience and they’ll tap their feet and sing along. Instant Classic.
It’s time for some Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd was released on MCA Records in June 1974 and reached #8 on the US charts. This classic rock song was written by guitarists Ed King & Gary Rossington, with vocalist Ronnie Van Zant as a response to Neil Young’s “Southern Man.” The pair were never rivals, just fans of each others work and good friends.
Lynyrd Skynyrd 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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006