LYNYRD SKYNYRD are a Rock & Roll legacy. Overcoming adversity and loss throughout their 50+ year career, Skynyrd have strengthened the line that defines Southern Rock while stitching their music into the fabric of America with hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Freebird” among many others.
Having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, then returning in 2008 with a brand new album featuring new material, this family troupe has proven unstoppable. But with all their history, one thing’s for sure: Lynyrd Skynyrd put on one heck of a live show, and that’s exactly what they’re celebrating with their latest CD/DVD Live From Freedom Hall.
Released right on the cusp of the band’s big US summer tour, we catch up with vocalist Johnny Van Zant to find out all about the special performance that marks long-time keyboardist Billy Powell and late bassist Ean Evans’ last stand with the band, and what’s in store this summer as the Skynyrd Nation carries on from coast to coast and sea to shining sea.