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  ::: Van Zant :::
Van Zant tapped the edgy side of this approach with their Gold-certified 2005 CD Get Right with the Man, and with their new release, My Kind of Country, on Columbia Nashville, Johnny and Donnie Van Zant fully express exactly what their kind of country is. And it’s something very special.
Van Zant sing about real problems and concerns that keep real people up at night and bring them comfort in the daytime.
Despite the demands of their respective bands, Van Zant managed 60 shows as a duo last year, much of it with Gretchen Wilson on the Redneck Revolution tour, and they plan on doing more dates this year.
www.thevanzants.com /bios.htm   (1190 words)

  Encyclopedia: Ronnie Van Zant
Ronnie Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Van Zant was buried in Orange Park, Florida in 1977, but was relocated to an undisclosed location after vandals broke into his and bandmate's Steve Gaines tombs on June 29, 2000.
Ronnie Van Zant (January_15 1948 – October_20 1977) was the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and a founding member of the Southern_rock band Lynyrd_Skynyrd.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ronnie-Van-Zant   (1244 words)

 Johnny Van Zant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnny Van Zant (born February 27, 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American Southern rock vocalist.
He is the youngest brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd founder and vocalist Ronnie Van Zant and.38 Special founder and vocalist Donnie Van Zant.
Van Zant performed during the 1970s with his first band, The Austin Nickels Band.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Johnny_Van_Zant   (202 words)

 LYNYRD SKYNYRD AND THE CROSSROADS CURSE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie Van Zant was particularly fond of Robert Johnson.
Ronnie and his bandmates had always loved the raw passion of Robert Johnson and other musical pioneers, striving to capture this same energy in their own songs.
Ronnie Van Zant was not wearing a seatbelt, so he was thrown forward and buried amidst the mangled fuselage.
stormloader.com /users/crossroads/skynyrdpage.html   (2118 words)

 CMT.com : Johnny Van Zant : Biography
Van Zant recorded two more albums for Polydor, Round Two and Last of the Wild Ones, in 1981 and 1982, before moving on to Geffen Records, where he recorded Van Zant in 1985.
Although some critics consider their tours and periodic recordings to be tantamount to musical grave-robbing, Van Zant once again proved himself a superb vocalist and the group acquitted itself exceptionally well.
Van Zant recorded Brickyard Road for Atlantic in 1990, but has otherwise involved himself deeply in Lynyrd Skynyrd during the 1990s.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/vanzant_johnny/bio.jhtml   (404 words)

 Skynyrd rocks Cleveland balks - The Washington Times: Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Van Zant's Lynyrd Skynyrd were comrades in the army of Southern rock bands that conquered America in the 1970s.
Van Zant's personal bodyguard and survived the 1977 crash, says that when he traveled to Cleveland, he heard a different explanation for hall of fame voters' Skynyrd snub.
With Ronnie Van Zant as taskmaster, Skynyrd rehearsed relentlessly.
www.washtimes.com /entertainment/20040317-091611-6953r.htm   (872 words)

 Ronnie VanZant: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
That's how it was with Ronnie VanZant [+] and a group of young guys he pulled together in the '60s who came to be known as Lynyrd Skynyrd [+].
Ronnie VanZant [+] was a great baseball player and dreamed of going pro one day, but it seemed his main love was music.
Lead singer Ronnie VanZant [+], only 29 at the time, was killed in the crash, along with guitarist Steve Gaines [+], his sister Cassie Gaines [+], and the group's road manager Dean Kilpatrick.
music.com /person/ronnie_vanzant/1   (677 words)

 Neil Young News: Ronnie Van Zant and Neil Young: Rebels with a Cause?
Ronnie was simply trying to remind people that there were still a lot of good people in Alabama.
People thought that the plane crash in Oct of 77 would be the end....and it was....it was the end of one chapter in their lives....and ten years later....it was the beginning of a new chapter when Johnnie came it and took his older brothers spot.
I have a DVD on Skynnyrd, that Ronnie Van Zant speaks about that song and says that he knew by writting that song that he would catch alot of heat in the public.
www.thrasherswheat.org /2006/04/ronnie-van-zant-and-neil-young-rebels.html   (6774 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Celebrity news / Southern rockers dad Lacy Van Zant dies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He is the father of Ronnie Van Zant, the founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Johnny Van Zant, the band's current lead singer.
Ronnie Van Zant died in a 1977 plane crash near McComb, Miss., that also killed two other band members.
Lacy Van Zant, who was known for his long beard, white hair and ever-present overalls, bought music equipment, drove the bands to shows, loaned them money and repaired their vehicles.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2004/08/05/southern_rockers_dad_lacy_van_zant_dies   (243 words)

 Daily Vault - May 6, 1998
Van Zant took over the role of lead throat during the Tribute tour; as evidenced on Southern By The Grace Of God, he had a solid voice, but sounded very tentative singing the songs that his big brother had helped make famous.
Of the new material, the ghost of Ronnie Van Zant is still present on "Travellin' Man," which he sings with Johnny (through video and audio archival footage), much to the delight of the Pittsburgh audience.
And, as much as Van Zant wanted to pump up the crowd, he seems at times to be a bit pushy in forcing a louder response from them.
www.dailyvault.com /1998_05_06-ct2.html   (698 words)

 math lessons - Ronnie Van Zant
Ronnie Van Zant (January 15 1948 - October 20 1977) was the singer and primary songwriter of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
He is the oldest brother of.38 Special founder and vocalist Donnie Van Zant and Southern rock vocalist Johnny Van Zant.
Van Zant's younger brother, Johnny, took over as vocalist when the band reunited in 1987.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Ronnie_VanZant   (291 words)

 VH1.com : Ronnie Van Zant : Biography
Ronnie VanZant and a group of young guys he pulled together in the '60s who came to be known as Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Ronnie VanZant was a great baseball player and dreamed of going pro one day, but it seemed his main love was music.
Lead singer Ronnie VanZant, only 29 at the time, was killed in the crash, along with guitarist Steve Gaines, his sister Cassie Gaines, and the group's road manager Dean Kilpatrick.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/vanzant_ronnie/bio.jhtml   (631 words)

 Provost - Van Zant
Ronnie Van Zant led the charge for the disillusioned workingman.
And for all us sixteen and seventeen year old kids that listened intently to Ronnie’s tales of violence, death, and the frustration of society’s machine, which was being run by bureaucratic bullshitters and three-piece pencil pushers,
Van Zant was the broach of the prideful disenchanted—A remembrance to a time when a simple man with simple vices could go about his business and not be scrutinized or labeled.
myfavoritebullet.com /Provost_VanZant.html   (151 words)

 It was in the summer of 1964 that Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, and Ronnie Van Zant began playing together for the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Van Zant was singing with a band called "Us", and Collins played guitar in a band called the "Mods".
Van Zant wanted to record "Sweet Home Alabama" as "Second Helping"'s single, but both Kooper and the MCA brass thought it was too regional.
Ronnie would say,"I can't cut no more out of that", and I'd say,"We'll speed it up and shorten the intro." When the whole thing was over, Ronnie said to me,"That's the last time I ever write a three-minute song, as long as I fuckin' live.
www.downsouthjukin.com /history.htm   (5682 words)

 J-Bird Records Keeps Southern Rock Alive with Jimmie Van Zant
Jimmie Van Zant is the first cousin to the late Ronnie Van Zant of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Van Zant regularly performs before crowds in excess of 15,000 at large festivals and motorcycle rallies across the country, including the annual Bike Week in Daytona, FL.
"Jimmie Van Zant is the embodied spirit of a Southern Rock legacy," says Jay Barbieri founder and CEO of J-Bird Records.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-17-2000/0001167707&EDATE=   (329 words)

 Pasco: Van Zant clan keeps Southern rock rolling
The brothers of the late Lynyrd Skynyrd icon and their cousin, Jimmie Van Zant, bring their brand of Southern rock to New Port Richey tonight.
Ronnie Van Zant and two other members of the band were killed in a plane crash between shows in Baton Rouge, La. and Greenville, S.C. in 1977, and the band broke up.
But the tradition lives on in Ronnie's brothers Johnny and Donnie (.38 Special) and their cousin, the now-grownup Jimmie Van Zant.
www.sptimes.com /News/110201/news_pf/Pasco/Van_Zant_clan_keeps_S.shtml   (369 words)

 REVIEW   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie had a passion for music that he shared with Jimmie as his teacher and mentor.
Ronnie Van Zant was killed in a plane crash that took some other Skynyrd members, and Jimmie commemorates his friend and cousin in "Ronnie's Song".
Van Zant must realize that the artwork can put off potential fans, as it seems to say that if you're not part of this mindset, then you're not welcome.
www.westnet.com /consumable/2000/06.27/revvanza.html   (267 words)

Ronnie Van Zant, along with band members Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines, died in an airplane crash in 1977.
The Van Zants are from the Jacksonville, Fla., area.
The band is looking for a record deal, but in the meantime Van Zant is comfortable with his place in music, and in life.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp950402/03300195.htm   (514 words)

 Ronnie Van Zant
The front man for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Van Zant, was the grand father of southern/blues rock.
Ronnie's style was uncommon in those days as he could blend his voice to fit the Skynyrd sounds of blues, rock, and country and could maintain a trueness to those styles, as few others of his time could.
Sadly, as with many other artist, Ronnie was killed in a plane crash during the height of Lynyrd Skynyrd's saga.
saullular.tripod.com /death/id6.html   (195 words)

 Lynyrd Skynyrd Bio
The band was formed by a bunch of high school friends in 1965, vocalist/songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarists Gary Rossington and Allen Collins, bassist Larry Jungstrom and drummer Bob Burns.
The name came as a mock against their high school gym teacher Leonard Skinner, who was notorious for punishing male students with long hair and proclaimed that Van Zant and his friends would never amount to anything good in life.
The band was on tour and on their way to a show in Louisiana when their plane crashed, killing Van Zant, Gaines, his sister Cassie (one of the three backing singers) and manager Dean Kilpatrick.
www.keno.org /classic_rock/lynyrd_skynyrd_bio.htm   (801 words)

 One Less Tear: Performing Artist: Donnie & Johnny Van Zant
Donnie and Johnny Van Zant, brothers of the late quintessential southern rocker Ronnie Van Zant, teamed up in 1998 to produce Brother to Brother, an album that seals the brothers' promise to carry on their special brand of American rock n' roll in older brother Ronnie's name.
Their first recording together, Brother to Brother, serves as a tribute to the eldest Van Zant.
While Van Zant was formed to pay homage to the special brand of countrified rock Ronnie Van Zant implemented in 1965 with the formation of the electrified blues-band Lynyrd Skynyrd, both Donnie and Johnny have laid down impressive contributions to rock history as well.
www.onelesstear.com /artists/vanzants.asp   (183 words)

 Biographie de VAN ZANT Ronnie
southern rocker Johnny Van Zant, brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie and.38...
Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines et sa soeur sont tués.
Biographie de Ronnie VAN ZANT · Biographie de Alexandra VANDERNOOT...
www.cours-de-russe.com /biographie/VAN-ZANT-Ronnie.html   (794 words)

Van Zant (Donnie and Johnny) - Brother To Brother - 1998
And Ronnie, my buddy, above all the rest, I miss you the most and I loved you the best, And now that you're gone I thank God I was blessed Just to know you.
Johnny Van Zant - Brickyard Road - 1990 - The inner liner notes include the following dedications: "Brickyard Road" is dedicated to Lynyrd Skynyrd and their fans.
www.scpublicity.com /skynyrd/dedicate.html   (1744 words)

 Columbia signs Van Zant brothers - 2005-01-14
Donnie Van Zant was one of the lead vocalists and rhythm guitarist for the rock band.38 Special.
Johnny Van Zant is the front man for the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
As Van Zant, Johnny and Donnie have released two independent albums, "Brother to Brother" in 1998 and "Van Zant II" in 2001, both on CMC International.
www.bizjournals.com /nashville/stories/2005/01/10/daily36.html   (605 words)

 New York Waste
He was working at an ice cream factory when he ran into Donnie Van Zant, one of Ronnie Van Zant's younger brothers.
Their plane crashed into a Mississippi swamp, fatally injuring the heart and soul, founder and leader of the group, Ronnie Van Zant.
Johnny Van Zant grew more confident in his role, singing his brother's songs and writing his own.
www.newyorkwaste.com /nyw_main/music/markdark06.html   (1274 words)

 Lynyrd Skynyrd
.....Ronnie Van Zant was the oldest of 3 and hailed from the tough west side of Jacksonville, Florida and he grew up in an area where fighting was a normal pastime.
One he pieced together from various musical influences in his life: Shorty Medlocke (Father of Rick Medlocke of the band Blackfoot) was a former sharecropper who played a scrappy style of "Swamp Music" that Ronnie Van Zant became familiar with.
Ronnie Van Zant was also influenced by a new long-hair band called The Rolling Stones.
home.cogeco.ca /~rhaines2/bio1.html   (420 words)

 LYNYRD SKYNYRD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lynyrd Skynyrd was founded in the late 60's by Ronnie Van Zant, and throughout the 70's established
Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backupsinger Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatric all
Van Zant, Allen Collins, and Gary Rossington first met in high school in their hometown, Jacksonville, Florida.
www.hometown.aol.com /Automagnlficent   (616 words)

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