TUNE IN: Lynyrd Skynyrd on FOX & Friends
“All American Concert Series” – August 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 13, 2011) – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to perform during events outside of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, August 26 as part of the fundraising event Citizens Helping Heroes presents Southern Tribute IV Honoring America’s Heroes. The concert takes place at The American Action Network Pavilion at Liberty Plaza (corner of South Morgan & East Whiting Streets next to the Tampa Times Forum) and is open to paid sponsors and their guests. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s show launches the four-day event which also includes performances by Trace Adkins (8/28) and Kid Rock (8/29).

Tune In for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s performance live from New York City as part of the FOX & Friends “All American Concert Series” on Friday, August 17th during the 8am (ET) hour. The concert is open to the public (corner of 48th St and 6th Avenue) with free food offered all morning from Famous Dave’s BBQ.

This free live performance is the 13th of the 14-week outdoor concert series held in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, directly outside the FOX News studios (48th & 6th). Lynyrd Skynyrd, known for their Southern rock anthems, will perform several new songs from their forthcoming album Last of a Dyin’ Breed due in stores on August 21st on Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records as well as some of their notable anthems including “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Viewers will also be able to visit the FOX & Friends website at, which will feature post-performance coverage of the group's appearance.

About Lynyrd Skynyrd:
With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), Lynyrd Skynyrd continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida with their August 21, 2012 release, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they continue to forge ahead. Rounding out the line-up is bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who recently joined the band, Mark “Sparky” Matejka on guitar, Peter Keys on keyboards, and Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase as the Honkettes backing vocalists.

About Citizens Helping Heroes, Inc. (CHH):
Citizens Helping Heroes is a non-political, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to supporting those who selflessly defend our collective freedoms, primarily through their military service to our country. "CHH" as it is known, was formed in 2003 by a group of citizens who wished to offer recognition and assistance to our troops serving abroad, and has since expanded in scope to honor and assist all of our active military and their immediate relatives, with a special focus on our wounded warriors and families of the fallen. Our core mission is to utilize our unique position in the Washington, DC-metro area to provide regional and national assistance, recognition and "hands-on" support to our troops and to their families.

Posted by TheDuke in Site News August 13, 2012 4:37:00 PM UTC |

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rasmer // September 03, 2013 7:31:26 PM UTC

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CATV // August 17, 2012 8:18:13 AM UTC

Yeh just listen to Tuesday s Gone and Coming Home for examples of Leons great Bass licks. The Bass is what really keeps the band alive


SouthernCalvarymen // August 14, 2012 8:09:25 PM UTC

Johnny Colt does a Hell of a good job playing Bass. He is the best Bass player LS has had since the death of Leon. As far as facing the audience , he is a doing nothing different than Leon did back in the day. Leon was sometimes up front and sometimes in the back out of the way. JC brings a lot of proven talent to the band and is a helluva great guy in person.


Itsthelonghairwhiteguy // August 14, 2012 5:59:44 AM UTC

It`s good to see Lynyrd Skynyrd out there . Supporting what is good and positive. My Dad was on his way back to Vietnam for his fourth tour an 30 years of service with the corp. when it ended . When he came back I don't recall any organisations out there to help show any support for our men an women. I was nine years old. So i may be mistaken. Even though Vietnam was a very unfavorable war, conflict.whatever you wanna call it. That support should have been in place. In the words of Jerry garcia if I may

" If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously."

When you get up there.Give it to em , an give it to em good!I know you will


Southern Knight // August 13, 2012 10:50:50 PM UTC

I made one little mistake, the first line of the third verse should read -

Now They call you Mr. President, can’t speak a word without a prompter on,



Southern Knight // August 13, 2012 10:47:39 PM UTC

I have been trying to make contact off and on for a while now. I wrote some lyrics that are sung to the tune of "That Smell". It is called "Big Government Will Drown You" and here it goes -

Big Government Will Drown You

Obama and the Liberals, big government’s in our way
Don't be a dope, believe his hope; look what’s going on around you
Oooooo, that smell, can't you fell it swell
Ooooo, that smell, big government will drown you, yeeeaaah;

Socialism is upon you; your freedom will be gone,
It’s no joke, America's going broke, as more welfare brings it down, too,
Oooooo, that smell, can't you fell it swell
Ooooo, that smell, big government will drown you, yeeeaaah;

Now They call you Mr. President, can’t speak a word with a prompter on,
So here you are for the first term, next one won’t be there for you,
Ooooo, that smell, can't you feel it swell,
Ooooo, that smell, big government will drown you,

Don't drink the Kool Aid, too,
Your freedom is gone,
One big problem that confronts Libs,
Fox News exposin' their scam,
So have no fear, 2012 is our year
We're gonna boot 'em out soon.
Ooooo, that smell, can't you feel it swell,
Ooooo, that smell, big government will drown you,
Ooooo, that smell, can't you feel it swell,
Ooooo, that smell, big government will drown you,

Don't drink the Kool Aid, too,
Your freedom will be gone,
Don't be fooled,
Don't be fooled,
Don't be fooled,
Don't believe his hope
It's all a big joke . . .



Cat'n the Hat // August 13, 2012 6:36:44 PM UTC

Make sure Johnny Colt puts in a little more time learning those Leon bass parts (he needs it) and also that he is advised to face the fans when the band is playing (not the drummer) ... God speed and wish Skynyrd only the best !!!! ~ Cat'n the Hats

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