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Hey Skynyrd Nation!
We hope you're all ready for some good times and great food over the Thanksgiving holiday! And to help everyone get into the spirit of giving thanks, we have another Skynyrd Nation contest for you!
Enter to win by quoting lyrics from any of Lynyrd Skynyrd's song(s) that remind you of what you're thankful for and then tell us what it is that you are grateful for and why.
ENTER TO WIN
1.) In the comments below, name at least one Lynyrd Skynyrd song that reminds you of what you're thankful for along with any relevant lyrics.
2.) Then, in the same comment, please tell us what it is about the song(s) you chose that remind you of what you are thankful for.
3.) The final step is to add one more personal touch to the comment by either sharing what you did during Thanksgiving or by giving the Skynyrd Nation some good ideas of what to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers.
1.) All entries must be posted in the comments below by the deadline of Friday, December 3.
2.) The chosen winner and secret prize will be announced the week following the deadline.
3.) All 3 "Enter To Win" steps above MUST be completed in order to be eligible for the Skynyrd Nation prize.
Last week we featured the second part of Ronnie's 1976 interview with radio man Jim Ladd when they discussed the meaning behind "Saturday Night Special".
Today we have the first segment of that interview when Ronnie talks about his public image at the time, Neil Young and "Sweet Home Alabama". Enjoy!
Ronnie Van Zant on "Sweet Home Alabama" & Neil Young
As requested, the third featured song of the Skynyrd Nation Then & Now video series is "Travelin' Man". Keep requesting those performances from the past and present with your comments below and we'll keep 'em coming...Enjoy!
Travelin' Man (1976)
Travelin' Man (2008)
A member of the Skynyrd Nation recently asked the forum about the history of "Saturday Night Special" and was told there was a recording of an interview with Ronnie Van Zant about the song.
So, we tracked down this second part of Ronnie's 1976 interview with dj, writer and radio producer Jim Ladd for you to hear in his own words.
Ronnie Van Zant on "Saturday Night Special" (1976)
Stay tuned for more archived interview segments coming soon! If there are any particular videos or interviews you think should be featured for the Skynyrd Nation, then please let us know with your comments below.
Get ready to party like it's 2011... Because Skynyrd will be ringing in the new year at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket this December 31! We want the whole Skynyrd Nation there partying it up, so we're giving you first access to presale tickets before the general public! Presale tickets will be available tomorrow (Wednesday, 11/10) at 3pm ET, so get ready!
Always remember, these presale tickets are limited and are only available on a first come, first serve basis. So, please get your tickets ASAP before they are sold out.
12/31/10 - MGM Grand at Foxwoods (Mashantucket, CT)
Presale tickets can be purchased at: http://tixx1.artistarena.com/lynyrdskynyrd/
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See you on New Year's Eve!
Congratulations to Skynyrd Nation member "Free-bird" for winning the extra 6 months of Skynyrd Nation membership through the Halloween contest!
Free-bird's answers to the trivia contest were:
1.) Where was Ronnie Van Zant buried after his funeral?
Jacksonville Memory Gardens (in Orange Park, FL)
2.) Where is Ronnie's current resting place?
Riverside Memorial Park (in Jacksonville, FL)
3.) Which two Lynyrd Skynyrd members' graves were vandalized in the year 2000?
Ronnie Van Zant & Steve Gaines
4.) Which Skynyrd song contains lyrics about an old preacher putting a man to rest in his grave?
The Ballad Of Curtis Lowe
5.) What are your plans for Halloween weekend?
Hand out treats
Thank you Free-bird and everyone who entered to win. Stay tuned and keep reading the Skynyrd Nation news for future contests and other opportunities!
Below are the videos for the second installment of the Then & Now video series. In this Skynyrd Nation video series, we will continue to post videos of Skynyrd from both the past and present performing the same song.
"Gimme Three Steps" is the second featured song of the series! Please keep letting us know in the comments below which videos you would like to see in future installments of the series.
"Gimme Three Steps" (1976)
"Gimme Three Steps" (2009)