Kid Rock Joins Forces With Lynyrd Skynyrd For One-Of-A-Kind Acoustic Rendition Of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

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Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd are anything but strangers. The two music icons have collaborated time and time again, and every time they do, it’s epic.

Who can forget the time that Kid Rock jammed out with the band during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction?

Or the time he sang his hit “All Summer Long” before he surprised the crowd by bringing Skynyrd out on stage to sing “Sweet Home Alabama” with him?

Well, one other collaboration between Kid Rock and Skynyrd that you aren’t sure to forget any time soon is their live performance for MTV while in Nashville. Once again, they teamed up on “Sweet Home Alabama,” but this performance was unlike any other they had done before.

For starters, the performance was partially acoustic, as guitarists Rickey Medlocke and Gary Rossington sat beside Kid Rock and played their acoustic guitars. This made their performance different from others, but there was even more to it that made it truly unique.

As you would expect, Kid Rock sang lead on part of the song, as he’s done when collaborating with Skynyrd before. But this time, instead of trading lines with lead singer Johnny Van Zant, he sang with Rickey.

It appears that Johnny couldn’t be there for the day of Skynyrd’s collaboration with Kid Rock, so Rickey filled in on the vocal parts. Rickey was the perfect man for the job, since he was the lead vocalist in his own Southern rock band, Blackfoot, and he also sang lead on some Skynyrd songs when he first joined the band in 1971.

To sum it up, this jam session between Kid Rock and Skynyrd is a true gem, and we hope you enjoy watching it in the video below.

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