photo credit: Jacob Zinn
When life gets weird, it’s easy to look at all of the things that have gone wrong; it’s even easier to take for granted the things that have gone right. However, for Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant, gratitude isn’t an option, but a way of life as he looks back on the things in his life that have gone so very, very right.
From a glowing solo career that found him stepping into his late brother’s shoes as the lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, to a beautiful family and a circle of friends who have stood shoulder to shoulder with him through life’s darkest moments as well as the moments that left him full of a joy impossible to contain, Johnny Van Zant has led a life you can hang your hat on. That’s why the turn of the century found him writing “Lucky Man” for the band’s 12th studio album Vicious Cycle.
A soaring ballad that finds Johnny thanking the Lord above for molding him into a man capable of giving and receiving love as well as thanking the people he loves for making and sharing a lifetime of memories with him, “Lucky Man” is a declaration of gratitude that everyone can identify with, and one that will hopefully find you bowing your own heads in thanks for all of the wonderful things you’ve been blessed with.