To be honest, I consider this as one of my favorite classic country rock songs. It was the original soundtrack of the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” by Reese Witherspoon. Thus, I really loved the movie. It focuses on the events that we miss when we are so preoccupied with other things. Let’s just take everything slow and enjoy life.
“The Noble Five”
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band known for their signature southern rock style. It has been widely mimicked by other rising bands. Further, the band was formed in 1964 and was commercially known as Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1969. There were originally five members, but tragedy happened in 1977, killing the other three members in a plane crash. Hence, forcing the band to end at the peak of their career and regrouping in 1987.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was one of the most influential groups of all time. They sold 28 million records in the U.S. In addition; they were also included in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. We really love this band and let’s admit it; we grew up listening to their music.
“Sweet Home Alabama” was recorded by the group Lynyrd Skynyrd and it was released in 1974. Due to the band’s popularity, the song reached no. 8 in the U.S. charts. Upon its release, it was rumored to be an answer to Neil Young’s controversial songs “Southern Man” and “Alabama.” According to critics, these two songs depicts racism and slavery in the American south.
Eventually, Neil Young broke the silence in his autobiography “Waging Heavy Peace.” He mentioned that Lynyrd Skynyrd was abusive, and he also cleared that the song was just for entertainment. Well, whatever his intention was, I guess, the band did not like it. “Sweet Home Alabama” is still one of my favorite songs, regardless of the intention of its creation.