|(l to r): Johnny and Donnie Van Zant
Who are they?
To many, brothers Johnny and Donnie Van Zant
are considered part of southern rock royalty. After enjoying years of success in separate southern rock bands, the two have
teamed to become one of today's hottest country music duos. Johnny rose to fame after taking on as lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd
while Donnie has been long-time frontman of the country rock band 38 Special. Together, they are simply Van Zant.
each continues their separate recording and touring obligations with Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, respectively, Johnny and
Donnie carry on the "Van Zant legacy" - to them, that means not only making music that is true to their souls but songs that
also ring true in the lives of their fans. Van Zant's single "Help Somebody" and their debut album together Get Right
With the Man are both smash hits with their fiercly-devoted fans!
What have Van Zant been up to?
REQUEST "The Things I Miss the Most," Van
Zant's NEW single heading to radio!! The video has been added into rotation on GAC, VH-1 Country, and CMT, so REQUEST!! Please
continue to REQUEST "Help Somebody" AND "Ain't Nobody Gonna Tell Me What to Do" at radio stations AND at GAC, VH-1 Country,
Johnny (lead vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) recently underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis. The
surgery was successful. "Mr. Johnny Van Zant underwent surgery at Stanford University Hospital for appendicitis. He will remain
hospitalized for the next one or two days recovering," James T. Badger, MD.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will return to touring in seven
days. Johnny had this to say: "I would like to thank all my friends and fans who have expressed concern and sent their prayers.
I look forward to getting back on the road."
Due to Johnny's surgery, Van Zant have canceled their previously planned
appearance at the ACM Awards. We wish Johnny a speedy recovery!!
Did y'all know?
** Johnny and Donnie are not the only two
in their family who have made music a full-time career. Ronnie Van Zant was the original lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd; after
his sudden death, Johnny has carried on his legacy as lead singer of the legendary rock band. Jimmie Van Zant also has his
own band - the Jimmie Van Zant Band. For more on Jimmie and his band, please visit his site by clicking on the following logo.
If there's ever an organized sport for lawn mower racing, count Johnny and Donnie Van Zant in. These two manly men confess
that they're just like most other guys when it comes to their toys - they like'em fast! Donnie says, "We have fast lawnmowers.
Johnny’s real good at it. If you look above his eyebrow you'll see something. That's where a tree limb hit him going
50 miles an hour on a commercial lawnmower. He's good at 360's, I can tell you that. Never gets the grass cut."
laughs, "I cut the grass when it don’t even need cutting. I'm like, what is it, Tim the Tool Man. You ever see the episode
where's he got the mower and sups it up? That’s kinda like mine."
Where can I buy their music?
Click on the CD cover to purchase YOUR copy
of Van Zant's debut album Get Right With the Man!! For a full list of albums that Johnny and Donnie recorded with
their bands Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, please visit their respective sites (links are below).
Do they have an official site?
Johnny and Donnie have numerous websites devoted
to them and their various respective projects! For the latest on Van Zant (the country music duo), you can visit http://www.TheVanZants.com!!
For info on Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38
Special, please click on the bands' logos to the left and right.