Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lainey Wilson & Elle King Team Up For New Year’s Eve Performance Of “Sweet Home Alabama”

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A power trio.

Last night, Music City hosted the annual New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash celebration, with performances from Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollum, Cody Johnson, Megan Moroney, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, and more.

And while Elle King, who hosted alongside Rachel Smith, stole the show with many questioning whether or not she’d had one too many glasses of champagne, she also teamed up with Lainey Wilson and Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant to sing “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Written by legendary late frontman Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Gary Rossington and Ed King, the iconic southern rock anthem was included on the band’s 1974 sophomore album, Second Helping.

“Sweet Home Alabama” ultimately became their highest-charting single ever, peaking at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974.

Of course, it’s become one of their signature songs beloved by fans to this day, and it’s cool to see these three artists team up together in what was surely a dream come true for Lainey and Elle.

I have to say, Lainey’s twangy vocals and rock edge were kind of made for this song, and I’d love to hear her cover it solo out on the road more often.

You can watch the whole performance here:

Nothing will ever top this, though, obviously…

“Sweet Home Alabama”

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