Van Zant

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": southern rock country classic rock rock hard rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Originally formed in the late 90s as a one-off collaboration between brothers and southern rock legends Johnny Van Zant (27 February 1959, Jacksonville, Florida, USA; vocals) and Donnie Van Zant (b. 11 June 1952, Jackonsville, Florida, USA; vocals), the critical and commercial reaction to Van Zant’s debut album Brother To Brother enabled this ‘side-project’ to continue into the new millennium as a fully-fledged concern. Johnny had already experienced various degrees of fame during the 80s as vocalist with his own Johnny Van Zant Band and then the re-formed Lynyrd Skynyrd. The latter, one of southern rock’s most venerated acts, had originally been led by his late brother Ronnie Van Zant. Donnie, meanwhile, remained a member of the long-serving 38 Special, who reached their commercial peak in the late 80s with the US Top 10 ballad ‘Second Chance’.

Johnny and Donnie finally found time in their busy schedules to...

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