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Hey there Skynyrd Nation! Have you heard about the new Skynyrd tribute album coming out next month? Sweet Home Alabama -- The Country Music Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd is a collection of classic Skynyrd songs covered by country artists.
Johnny Van Zant was quoted talking about the tribute in a recent interview with Billboard.com saying, "It's all these young country bucks doing Skynyrd songs, which is pretty cool to us…It gives me great pleasure, because they're doing older stuff...my brother wrote while he was still alive. People still love that stuff. They did what he did. He was a poet for the common people, and it's always great when other people are interested enough to re-do the songs."
The tracks on the tribute include:
"The Ballad Of Curtis Loew" - Eric Church
"Simple Man" - Randy Houser
"All I Can Do Is Write About It" - Uncle Kracker
"Call Me The Breeze" - Shooter Jennings
"Four Walls Of Raiford" - Jamey Johnson
"Tuesday's Gone" - Randy Montana
"Gimme Three Steps" - the Eli Young Band
"Sweet Home Alabama" - Ashley Ray
The album will be available exclusively at Walmart on July 20.
How about you, Skynyrd Fans? What would be your ideal Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album, what songs would you want and what artists or bands would perform them?
Please share your dream tribute album in the comments below. We're excited to see what some of you post!
In celebration of the band's upcoming Live From Freedom Hall CD/DVD (out June 22nd), we've got a sneak peak of one of Lynyrd Skynyrd's most classic staples in their live show repertoire: "Gimme Three Steps."
Listen to it below and be sure to pick up your copy of the feel-good album next Tuesday, June 22nd !
Live Nation announced “No Service Fee June” with the elimination of service fees for the entire month of June.
“A fan in every seat is our mission this summer,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation. “We know that’s tough in this economy, so it’s our job to find a way to make concerts more affordable. Starting June 1, Live Nation will offer live music fans the experience of seeing their favorite bands with no service fees on tickets at LiveNation.com.”
6/10 - West palm http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420220
6/17 – Pelham, Birmingham http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420207
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6/19 – Charlotte, NC http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420210
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6/25 – Tinley Park, IL http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420212
6/26 – Maryland Heights, MO http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420214
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7/8 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420113
7/9 – Bristow, VA http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420218
7/10 – Hartford, CT http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420218
7/11 – Pittsburgh, PA http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/420220
We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.
Prez. Rusty was the first to answer all three questions correctly! Congratulations for winning the Skynyrd Nation trivia contest, Prez.
Here are the answers to his questions:
Question #1: What is the name of the patriotic song Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded where they pay tribute to those who "serve this great country"?
Answer: Red White and Blue
Question #2: What year was this song released?
Question #3: What are you doing for Memorial Day weekend?
Answer: Marching in the parade with other Nam vets and Raising High my Viet Nam Vet flag for my brother who I lost over there.
Stay tuned for more Lynyrd Skynyrd updates and contests coming soon!
It's time for a little rest and relaxation over this Memorial Day weekend while Skynyrd Nation pays tribute to those who have served in the U.S. military. Enjoy the weekend and have a cold one or two for those brave men and women who have died while serving our great country.
For your chance to win, you must comment below with the answers to these questions:
1.) What is the name of the patriotic song Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded where they pay tribute to those who "serve this great country"?
2.) What year was this song released?
3.) What are you doing for Memorial Day weekend?
The first person to comment below with the correct answers wins a special Lynyrd Skynyrd poster!
Having just announced the release of their June 22nd live CD and DVD Live From Freedom Hall yesterday, Lynyrd Skynyrd are offering a taste of what's to come with their performance of "Gimme Three Steps" straight from the upcoming DVD.
Watch the magical performance featuring the band's last stand with late keyboardist Billy Powell and late bassist Ean Evans below and stay tuned for more from these cultural icons and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers coming soon.
LIVE FROM FREEDOM HALL CD/DVD SET TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 22
LAST CONCERT RECORDED WITH LONGTIME MEMBERS BILLY POWELL AND EAN EVANS
SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
New York, NY: Lynyrd Skynyrd will release Live From Freedom Hall on June 22 as both a CD/DVD set and as a stand-alone DVD. Live From Freedom Hall not only captures the band in its most natural state – on stage- but is also one of the last concerts to be recorded with longtime members Billy Powell and Ean Evans, both of whom passed away last year. The release is a tribute to and a celebration of Skynyrd.
The track listing for Live From Freedom Hall is as follows:
“What's Your Name?”
“Down South Jukin’”
“The Needle and the Spoon”
“Ballad Of Curtis Loew”
“Gimme Back My Bullets”
“Red White and Blue”
“Gimme Three Steps”
“Call Me The Breeze”
“Sweet Home Alabama”
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s latest, Gods & Guns, was released via Roadrunner/Loud & Proud, debuting on the Billboard Top 20 at #18, representing their highest debut since 1977. Throughout the past year, the band has been enjoying continued success and increased visibility, appearing on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, FOX News Channel’s Huckabee, Hannity, Fox & Friends, PBS Soundstage and more.
The band was recently inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their classic and beloved American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” has surpassed the two million mark in downloaded ringtones. With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million, Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a major cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will return to the road for the next several months, touring with Bret Michaels and 38 Special in June before embarking on the Hannity Freedom Concert Series in August.
Tour dates are as follows:
Gods & Guns Tour 2010
May 28 - Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO
May 29 - Harrah's Metropolis - Metropolis, IL
May 30 - Horseshoe Casino - Elizabeth, IN
With Bret Michaels and 38 Special
June 10 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
June 13 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Spring, TX
June 17 - Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham - Pelham, AL
June 18 - Time Warner Pavillion @Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
June 19 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
June 20 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Virginia Beach, VA
June 24 - DTE Energy Music Center - Clarkston, MI
June 25 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
June 26 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Maryland Heights, MO
June 27 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN
July 1 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
July 2 - Comcast Theater - Hartford, CT
July 3 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
July 8 - Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 9 - DTE Energy Music Center - Clarkston, MI
July 10 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
July 11 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
July 14 - Ft. Calgary - Calgary, AB
July 17 - Moondance Jam Fairgrounds - Walker, MN
July 23 - Empire Square Live - Belleville, ON
July 24 - Harris Park - London, ONT
Hannity Freedom Concerts 2010
August 6 - Six Flags Great Adventure - Jackson, NJ
August 7 - Kings Island Timberwolf Amp - Mason, OH
August 9 - Musikfest - Bethlehem, PA
August 11 - Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo - Sikeston, MO (off date)
August 13 - Gwinnett Center - Duluth, GA
August 14 - UCF Arena - Orlando, FL
August 20 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
August 21 - Allen Events Center - Allen, TX
August 27 - Orleans Arena - Las Vegas, NV
August 28 - San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA