With raging guitar riffs and lyrics that make up the soundtrack of summer, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s widespread influence is undeniable. Country Music’s most authentic voices pay tribute to the legendary southern rockers and their enduring legacy with Sweet Home Alabama – The Country Music Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Balancing the band’s bedrock Southern Rock and Outlaw Country roots, Sweet Home Alabama– The Country Music Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd represents a distinct collection of many of the band’s most iconic tracks by the genre’s brightest stars, including Eric Church, Randy Houser, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Uncle Kracker, Randy Montana, Ashley Ray and Eli Young Band.
Randy Houser delivers a soulful rendition of “Simple Man” while Eli Young Band offers up a raucous version of “Three Steps,” both from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s groundbreaking debut. Jamey Johnson keeps with tradition on the dobro laced “Four Walls of Raiford” and Eric Church’s smoky vocals are front and center on the powerfully evocative tale, “The Ballad of Curtis Loew.” The 8-song compilation will be released exclusively through Wal-Mart stores on July 20th.
More than 25 years following the release of their groundbreaking debut album, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s legacy remains irrefutable. The band has cataloged over 60 albums and with sales of more than 30 million with 13 platinum or multi-platinum albums. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s influence on music remains all encompassing, ranging from Blues Traveler to Metallica to Montgomery Gentry to Kid Rock. And now, country’s brightest stars pay homage to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s everlasting legacy with the format’s first tribute to the legendary band, Sweet Home Alabama – The Country Music Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
This is going to be a great album. For both Lynyrd Skynyrd fans, as well as for all country music fans. What a great group of artists they’ve selected to do the songs on this album. I’m ready for the July 20 release date. Really anxious to hear this one.
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