Friday, August 17, 2012

Free Bird! - Lynyrd Skynyrd Endorses Romney

It's the time of the season for political endorsements. Important endorsements from the movers and shakers of society and art.

Y'all know what I'm talking about. Rock bands.

Among the first to come out in support of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is that venerable band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. They'll be performing at the Republican National Convention along with Trace Adkins and Kid Rock.

Rumor has it Van Zandt's endorsement of Republican Ted Yoho is responsible for his upset victory over Cliff Stearns in last Tuesday's runoff in Florida.

Alright, y'all get your lighters out, take a swig from your bottle of Jack Daniels, call your dog, and put your hand over your heart: we're gonna play our National Anthem.

I saw these guys at Legion Field in Birmingham AL way back when, in the early '70's with Grinder's Switch and the Marshall Tucker Band. They toured through North Alabama fairly regularly, along with a few other bands you may have heard of such as Charlie Daniels and Little Feat.

It's good to hear and see so many of these bands still on the road pleasing audiences and welcoming a new generation of fans.

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