Raw Talent Radiates Through Skynyrd’s Attention-Grabbing Performance Of ‘On The Hunt’

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One of Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s highest-selling albums of all time was their 1975 release “Nuthin’ Fancy.” Featuring tracks such as “Saturday Night Special” and “Whiskey Rock-a-Roller,” the album earned Gold certification mere months after its release and eventually obtained Platinum certification in 1987. 

But there’s one track on the album that many die-hard Skynyrd fans name as not just their favorite “Nuthin’ Fancy song,” but their favorite Skynyrd song ever. Its name is “On the Hunt,” a fiesty track written by guitarist Ed King, keyboardist Billy Powell, and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant

The song tells the story of a man who goes out “on the hunt” in search of someone to love. In the process, he comes across a lady looking for the same thing, and he tries to convince her to come along with him, singing “And if you wanna love me baby, I’m your man/And all those high-falutin’ society people/I don’t care if they don’t understand.

Since “On the Hunt” remains a Skynyrd fan favorite, the band decided to include it in their setlist for their Lynyrd Skynyrd Twenty Tour in 1997. The crowd roared with excitement at the sound of the first note, and their enthusiasm only grew as the song continued.

Lead singer Johnny Van Zant loaded his performance to the top with passion and soul. Gary Rossington thrilled theentire crowd with a stellar guitar solo. Drummer Owen Hale rocked it out the whole way through the song. Then of course you have keyboardist Billy Powell, whose hands flew over the keys of his piano at the speed of light.

Need we say more? This performance is an extreme showcase of Skynyrd’s musical talent. You absolutely have to check it out in the video below. You’ll be glad you did!

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