Over the years, we heard music pundits refer to Elvis Pressley as "The King of Rock 'N Roll." I've heard some refer to The Rolling Stones as "The Kings of Rock 'N Roll." To be honest with you, I'm not sure I would agree with bestowing either of those labels on either of those artists. However, if someone were to pin the title of "The Kings of Southern Rock" on a band, it would have to be either .38 Special or Lynyrd Skynyrd. As promised last Monday, both of them will appear on The Sheepdog's Music Mondays over the next two weeks. However, today will feature a double shot of .38 Special.
If I had to pick one favorite band of mine, it would likely be .38 Special. What else would you expect from a "gun nut," right ? The first music video I ever saw was of the band's hit "If I'd Been the One," which was one of my first featured Music Monday videos. Today's first video is also from the band's 1983 album Tour de Force. It's "Back Where You Belong." The video is embedded below or can be watched by clicking here.
The second video today, may bring a tear or two to your eye if you're a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan. In 1991, .38 Special released an album titled "Bone Against Steel." The album contained a song titled "Rebel to Rebel" written by the band to honor Ronnie Van Zant and the other members of Lynyrd Skynyrd who were killed in the tragic 1977 plane crash. In this live video, Donnie Van Zant honors his brother at a concert in Sturgis. The video is embedded below or can be watched by clicking here. Enjoy.
Skynyrd is up next Monday.