One of the greatest southern rock bands of all time, Lynyrd Skynyrd, just dropped a brand new song dedicated to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Titled “Sweet Florida,” and it’s a tribute song to DeSantis for everything he’s done for the Sunshine State.
Written by lead singer Johnny Van Zant, and his brother Donny Van Zant of .38 Special, Johnny toldFox & Friends:
“We got to thank Governor DeSantis for standing and believing for what he believes… he’s been a great governor for us.”
Johnny is the younger brother of Ronnie, who was the original lead singer for the group before he passed away in a plane crash along with the majority of the members back in 1977.
Johnny reunited the band a decade later.
The Van Zant brothers were born in Jacksonville, and they emphasized that DeSantis reflects everything they believe in.
In the lyrics, you hear them say:
“You can take it to the bank, he don’t care what Brandon thinks at the White House He’s fighting for the right to keep our state free Well he’s taking on the swamp and he’s calling out Dr. Fauci He’s the only one fighting for you and me Yeah we’re free… down in sweet Florida…”
Johnny continued, saying that DeSantis called him to tell him he was running for governor for another term, and that’s when the two started discussing a possible song.
“We really wrote it… in a couple of hours, and we recorded it on an iPhone and sent it to the governor. We’ve never done that before… and we took a chance.”
In response, DeSantis noted:
“We really appreciate you guys doing it… I think it’s really, really special. They did a great job, and it’s a catchy song.”
Desantis has a new campaign theme song written and performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Johnny Van Zant. pic.twitter.com/fvLfEIxv0n