“Sweet Home Alabama” Singer Shocks Alabama Residents
OK, I’m sorry but this is just wrong in every way. After years and years and years of listening to the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” we find out this truth about Ronnie Van Zant.
Ronnie is the writer behind the anthem that gave Lynyrd Skynyrd permanent Hall of Fame status in Dixie.
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Now, Ronnie Van Zant is offering the opportunity to stay in HIS house. I expected fully to find out that Ronnie wrote the classic “Sweet Home Alabama” in this house.
No. Not true. The house that Ronnie is allowing fans to spend the night in is located in… Jacksonville, Florida!
What is going on here? Jacksonville? Florida? OK, I get it, the lyric “Sweet home Florida” Just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
It gets even worse. Right outside the home hangs a huge sign that reads “Van Zant house”. It talks of how Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny all spent their formative years in the house.
Now the home is available for rent on Airbnb.
It’s more than 70 years old. At least the song was recorded in the state of Alabama. The band used studios in Muscle Shoals to record the classic hit.
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