Lainey Wilson & Elle King Join Lynyrd Skynyrd For “Sweet Home Alabama” On New Year’s Eve

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Teams Up With Lainey Wilson & Elle King For New Year’s Eve Performance In Nashville

Nashville knows how to throw a New Year’s Eve party! Artists such as Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wallen, Elle King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blake Shelton, Cody Johnson, and Carly Pearce performed during a huge celebration called New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.

Talk about a stacked lineup!

Promotional Image for Nashville's New Year's Eve bash in 2023, featuring Lainey Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Elle King
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The night naturally lent itself to some collaborations. One of the best collaborations came when Wilson and King joined Skynyrd to sing their iconic song, “Sweet Home Alabama.”

“Sweet Home Alabama” was featured on Skynyrd’s second album, appropriately titled Second Helping. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant co-wrote the track with the band’s guitarists Ed King and Gary Rossington.

The song reached the eighth spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 following its release in 1974. To this day, it remains one of Skynyrd’s signature songs.

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Watch Lainey & Elle Sing “Sweet Home Alabama” With Skynyrd On New Year’s Eve

After five decades, “Sweet Home Alabama” still gets audiences hyped up and ready to party. With Skynyrd being part of Nashville’s New Year’s Eve bash, it only made sense for them to perform the song that night.

But they made things even better by having Wilson and King join them onstage!

Wilson and King stood on either side of Skynyrd’s current lead vocalist, Johnny Van Zant (Ronnie’s younger brother). Van Zant started off singing, before handing things over to Wilson. Then King joined in, and they all performed together as a group.

Everyone looked like they were having a blast!

The New Year’s Eve bash aired on TV as well. Viewers at home loved every second of Skynyrd’s collaboration with Wilson and King. Some of the comments on the performance’s YouTube video include:

“Truly enjoyed this and their show last night on the Nashville Bash for New Years Eve….”

“AMAZING!! Would have loved to have been at this concert!!”

“Love it! Keep Southern Rock alive!”

“Lynyrd Skynyrd rocked the house with real music! NYC has nothing on Nashville!”

If you missed the epic collaboration, check it out in the video below. What a way to welcome the New Year!

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