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November 8, 2013

Lynyrd Skynyrd latest act to join Rock the South 2014 (WITH VIDEO)

CULLMAN — Organizers with Rock the South are working hard to lock down the 2014 line-up early, and they've announced another major act — legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The band will headline the second night of the June 20-21, 2014 festival at Heritage Park. The band joins Friday night headliner Little Big Town and event host Sara Evans as the third act announced.

Here's an excerpt from the band's official biography:

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlock (guitar), Skynyrd has recorded an album that continues to build on the legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Joining them in the studio and on the road are new bassist Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Train) guitarist Mark “Sparky” Matejka (a “Nashville cat, just a pickin’ fool,” according to Rossington), and keyboardist Peter Keys, who replaced Powell on the God & Guns tour...
 
With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having sold over two million ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to multiple generations. But far from resting on their laurels, any illusions that this may be a band at anything less than the height of its powers are quickly lost with the distorted fury of the fiery guitar licks that open the album’s title track and further put to rest with the gritty triumphs that follow.
 

 

 

 

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd back-up singer Deborah ‘Jo Jo Billingsley’ White lived in Cullman until her passing in 2010. Click here to read about her and watch the second video for Lynyrd Sknyrd's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame indroduction performance with White singing backup.

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