Lynyrd Skynyrd opened up their 2009 album God & Guns with a bang. The first track, called “Still Unbroken,” speaks to the group’s resiliency in light of all of the tragedies they’ve experienced.
In the song, Skynyrd shares how heavy life can be sometimes. But despite dealing with major losses and hardships, they remain unbroken and strong:
“I guess I’ve lost everything I’ve had.
But I’m not dead, at least not yet.
Still alone, still alive, still unbroken.”
Like Skynyrd’s other songs, “Still Unbroken” contains an unmistakable guitar part that you would know from anywhere. It’s a part that many aspiring musicians strive to learn, including one talented youngster.
Stuart Weller has been playing guitar for years already, even though he’s only 14 years old!
Weller has been working with the Newbury Rock School for a few years now. The school specializes in teaching children of all ages the ins and outs of music, writing on its website that it “gives all musicians and singers the chance to play in a band with people their own age group, writing and learning songs with a live performance or recording at the end of the week.”
As part of his schooling, Weller has recorded a few video covers that the school has then shared on its personal YouTube channel. His talent has developed tremendously over the years, but one thing hasn’t changed…his love of Skynyrd’s music.
Weller recorded a short cover of “Sweet Home Alabama” when he was younger, but didn’t tackle a full Skynyrd song until the end of 2016. That’s when he played a full-length guitar cover of “Still Unbroken,” and let us tell ya, it was pretty inspiring!
For being only 14 years old, Weller did an impressive job at keeping up with the pace of the guitar part in “Still Unbroken.” Anyone would tell you that it isn’t easy to play, but Weller pushed through it like an expert.
You can watch Weller rock out on “Still Unbroken” in the video below. We can’t wait to see how he develops his talent as he keeps up with his schooling!
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