LYNYRD SKYNYRD “SKYNYRD NATION” – Previously Released Songs From This Iconic Southern Rock Band


LYNYRD SKYNYRD – If I’m ever to be proven guilty for something, then my guilt is for the loyalty I have for the bands that I’ve listened to my whole life. Lynyrd Skynyrd is one such band, their Southern Rock/Hard Rock has moved and entertained me through good times and bad. I’m sure many of you out there know what I’m talking about. Therefore, whenever I see a CD for sale that I don’t own, with that classic Lynyrd Skynyrd logo on it… I’m buying.

From the offbeat compilations to the live Extended Versions, I can’t resist picking up some good ol’ Skynyrd. Regardless if I already own the songs on these compilations, Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of those bands that secured my allegiance a long time ago, therefore building a collection of their vinyl and CD’s is fun. Hey, I just recently saw on television a woman who collects finger and toe nails. She then makes little “creatures of art” with them. Yes I did see that. Therefore, collecting the CD offbeats and compilations of Lynyrd Skynyrd is not a bad deal.

All along, the patriotic lyrics and vibes that shine through the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd is an attribute that I find very special. Being born and living my entire life in America has obviously made me proud to be an American and to love my country. Still, the patriotic nature of this band with their undying love for America should serve as a symbol for anyone out there to love their respective country as well. It’s like that old saying: there’s no place like home.

With regards to lineup changes over the decades that have reshaped Lynyrd Skynyrd’s makeup, past tragedy and death are facts of life and are unavoidably sad. Changes in this Lynyrd Skynyrd family has never compromised their original sound or character. This is an American Band that has prospered on the dedication to their music, acting on what they believe in and forging ahead despite what tragic roadblocks may have stood in their way. This characteristic of Lynyrd Skynyrd alone has made them an inspiration to me… and to countless others that are know as: SKYNYRD NATION.

* SKYNYRD NATION was released on RoadRunner Records/Loud & Proud Records, on January 11, 2011.

SKYNYRD NATION Track Listing:

Tracks 1 thru 5 are from the 2009 album: God & Guns


01 – Still Unbroken

02 – Skynyrd Nation

03 – Simple Life

04 – That Ain’t My America

05 – Southern Ways

Tracks 6 thru 10 are from the 2010 album: Live From Freedom Hall

* Recorded live at Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY, June 15, 2007


06 – Travelin’ Man (live)

07 – Workin’ (live)

08 – Red White & Blue (live)

09 – Sweet Home Alabama (live)

10 – Free Bird (live)

LYNYRD SKYNYRD:

Gary Rossington – lead guitar

Billy Powell – keyboards

Johnny Van Zant – vocals

Rickey Medlocke – lead guitar

Mark “Sparky” Matejka – guitar

Ean Evans – bass

Michael Cartellone – drums

HONKETTES:

Dale Krantz Rossington – back-up vocals

Carol Chase – back-up vocals

Back on October 2nd, 2009, I posted the review for God & Guns. You can read it by clicking on the cool header link below:

LYNYRD SKYNYRD – “GOD & GUNS” IS ALREADY A SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC

LONG LIVE THE SKYNYRD NATION.

LONG LIVE LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

Rest In Peace, Billy Powell.

Rest In Peace, Ean Evans.

Stone.

7 Responses to “LYNYRD SKYNYRD “SKYNYRD NATION” – Previously Released Songs From This Iconic Southern Rock Band”

  1. I first got into Skynyrd when I was in the service. I have always loved their Southern style of rock. In fact, when at my funeral, I want Freebird played while my casket is being lowered.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Dude… let’s not think about you passing away on top of everything else! However, that is a very, very cool song to have your casket lowered to! 😉

  2. No, I’m not thinking about my passing yet, I’m not even 50 yet. But when it’s time, I am going to put it in my will.

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