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August Artist STAR-light - Van Zant

Just a reminder: August will roll by, but Van Zant will still be around. I will continue to update this page, so check back often! Enjoy!

Van Zant
(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.
Though 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!

Van Zant

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, and CMT!!!!

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!!

Van Zant

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."
Johnny 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."

Jimmie Van Zant Band

Van Zant

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).

Lynyrd Skynyrd

38 Special

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!!
For info on Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, please click on the bands' logos to the left and right.

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