Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock ‘The Voice’ With “Sweet Home Alabama” And A VERY Special Guest
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Southern Comfort Comes To The Voice
The hottest show on television got even hotter when southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd appeared on the 2014 season finale of The Voice. Joined by season finalist – and winner, might we add – Craig Wayne Boyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd delivered a performance of “Sweet Home Alabama” that can be only defined as absolutely explosive. From the licks traded by triple guitar threat Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington and Mark Matejka to singer Johnny Van Zant sharing verses with Craig Wayne Boyd, “Sweet Home Alabama” was as much a win for the band that night as it was for Craig. Even The Voice judges had a hard time containing their excitement!
In fact, we’re not surprised that this was the song that helped Craig clinch a win that season – there’s nothing like a blend of southern rock and a little country to get the blood flowing and the crowd on its feet.
Fun Fact: Former Lynyrd Skynyrd member Ed King says that the infamous solo in “Sweet Home Alabama” came to him in a dream, note for note.
Written in 1974 and featured on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s second studio album Second Helping, “Sweet Home Alabama” has become an anthem in its own right; celebrating everything that makes America great, including our decades long history of rock and roll legends who, like Lynyrd Skynyrd, paved the way for the next generation to continue on and carry the torch.
The excitement shared by both the band and Craig is hard to miss; it’s not every day that you get the chance to share a stage with a legendary band like Lynyrd Skynyrd, and to know that they helped create one of the most magical moments of Craig’s career so far makes for yet another major milestone in the band’s already amazing history!