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If you’re a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan and you’ve never heard the acoustic version of “Sweet Home Alabama,” then you’re doing yourself a disservice.
Skynyrd re-recorded “Sweet Home Alabama” and a handful of their other classic hits in 1994 for their unplugged album Endangered Species. Who ever would have thought that Skynyrd’s hard-rockin’ tunes would do so well when given the acoustic treatment?
But they did, and Endangered Species likely inspired the decades of acoustic Skynyrd covers that have followed. There’s something innately powerful about going unplugged, which is why some of the best Skynyrd covers out there are acoustic.
One such cover was recorded by Southern mama Chelsea Flowers. This country gal has covered Skynyrd countless times before, capturing hearts with her version of “Tuesday’s Gone,” “The Ballad of Curtis Loew,” and more.
Flowers also recorded an acoustic version of “Sweet Home Alabama.” You’ll find yourself instantly drawn in to her soulful voice, which has a bit of a raspy tone reminiscent of Ronnie Van Zant.
It seems that Flowers was made to sing “Sweet Home Alabama” like this. It’s certainly one of the best covers of the song that we’ve ever seen!
Plus, you can’t ignore that cool guitar work she has going on in this video. There’s a lot to be said for someone who can sing like that and play a guitar so well.
Enough talk, go ahead and check out Flowers’ cover of “Sweet Home Alabama” below. Like what you hear? You can catch her other Skynyrd covers and more material when you visit her YouTube page here.
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