You all know the song..."Sweet Home Alabama" is one of Lynyrd Skynyrd's most popular songs, and has been a huge part of pop culture over the years. You've heard it in Forrest Gump and have heard how Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" was inspired by it.
"Sweet Home Alabama" is so well-known that as soon as you hear the words "big wheels keep on turning..." you know the exact words that follow. It's just one of those songs that is so recognizable, you could pick it out anywhere.
But one talented YouTube instrumentalist by the name of Travis Stine put a spin on "Sweet Home Alabama" that gives it a much different sound. The original version of the song features rockin' guitar solos and a dazzling keyboard part, but Stine didn't play either of these instruments when he covered the song.
Instead, Stine decided to record his cover of "Sweet Home Alabama" on the banjo. When you think about it, since the banjo is so representative of Southern music, it is a well-suited instrument to cover one of the biggest Southern rock songs of all time.
Stine gave a sly smile to the camera before he broke out into his cover, which is lively and fun to watch. You can tell Stine was having the time of his life jamming out to the song, and we had a great time watching him!
If you need something fun and simple to watch today, then this is exactly what the doctor ordered for you. Watch Stine's banjo cover of "Sweet Home Alabama" below.
Like what you see? Stine has done several other banjo covers on his YouTube channel and also plays the guitar and ukulele. Check out everything he has to offer here.
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