After Billy’s Passing, “Skynyrd Nation” Keeps The Southern Legacy Strong

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It’s A Skynyrd Nation

Performing God & Guns favorite “Skynyrd Nation” in 2010, Skynyrd brings upbeat passion and shows pride for 3 generations strong fans that love Lynyrd Skynyrd; as they should. Rocking Chicago right with strong vocals, the band remembers the iconic talent of Billy Powell, whom unfortunately was lost just before the writing and recording of the ballad.

Interesting Quote: “I was on the computer right after Billy passed away, and was just seeing the messages that people were posting. Somebody said, ‘Will the Skynyrd nation go on?’ I thought, ‘Wow, I never thought of it as being a nation, but it really is.’ So I called up Gary (Rossington) and Rickey (Medlocke) and I said, ‘Man, we’ve got to write a song called ‘Skynyrd Nation,’ and we did. It’s a party kind of song, just an upbeat kind of thing.” – Johnny Van Zant

Despite the losses, struggles, deaths, adjustments and turmoil the group has been through, they pronounce to the Skynyrd Nation that they are a force to reckoned with more now than ever in this performance.

With lead vocals from Johnny and backup vocals from Rickey Medlocke, the two rock stars give an incredible duo performance with signature southern strains that will make your heart beat.

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+ Skynyrd Nation Lyrics +

I think it’s gonna be good night here Rickey!
I think it’s time to rock!
It’s gonna be hell of a show!

People out there in the parking lot
Smoking that stuff it’s a rebel flag rock
Turn it up, crank it out, let me hear you shout!
That sweet soul southern music!

So put your hands in the air
Give us all you got

We’re feeling right (feelin’ right)
Gonna take all night (take all night)
To rock this joint the way it’s supposed to be
Young and old (young and old)
3 generations bold (generations)
We’ve been told
It’s a Skynyrd nation!

Motorcycle ladies hugging up to their daddies
Oh teenage bangers they’re all getting ready!
Open those gates gonna rock tonight
Oh when those lights go down it’s a beautiful sight!

So put your hands in the air
Give us all you got

We’re feeling right (feelin’ right)
Gonna take all night (take all night)
To rock this joint the way it’s supposed to be
Young and old (young and old)
3 generations bold (generations)
We’ve been told
It’s a Skynyrd nation!

Hey put your hands in the air!

We’re feeling right (feelin’ right)
Gonna take all night (take all night)
To rock this joint the way it’s supposed to be
Young and old (young and old)
3 generations bold (generations)
We’ve been told
It’s a Skynyrd nation!

Skynyrd nation! (young and old)
Skynyrd nation! (3 generations more!)

We’ve been told

It’s a Skynyrd nation!

 

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