A handful of country music’s top artists will pay tribute to southern rock icons [lastfm]Lynyrd Skynyrd [/lastfm]on a new tribute album due out next month. Sweet Home Alabama — The Country Music Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd will feature covers by [lastfm]Shooter Jennings[/lastfm], [lastfm]Uncle Kracker[/lastfm], and the [lastfm]Eli Young Band[/lastfm] and will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores.
“It’s all these young country bucks doing Skynyrd songs, which is pretty cool to us,” Skynyrd frontman [lastfm]Johnny Van Zant [/lastfm]tells Billboard.com. “It gives me great pleasure, because they’re doing older stuff.
He added, “People still love that stuff. They did what he did. He was a poet for the common people, and it’s always great when other people are interested enough to re-do the songs.”
The tracklisting for the tribute album includes:
“The Ballad Of Curtis Loew,” [lastfm]Eric Church[/lastfm]
“Simple Man,” [lastfm]Randy Houser[/lastfm]
“All I Can Do Is Write About It,” [lastfm]Uncle Kracker[/lastfm]
“Call Me The Breeze,” [lastfm]Shooter Jennings[/lastfm]
“Four Walls Of Raiford,” [lastfm]Jamey Johnson[/lastfm]
“Tuesday’s Gone,” [lastfm]Randy Montana[/lastfm]
“Gimme Three Steps,” the [lastfm]Eli Young Band[/lastfm]
“Sweet Home Alabama,” [lastfm]Ashley Ray[/lastfm]