Revered Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington will be honored at the 34th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show for his accomplishments as a songwriter over the past four decades.
Rossington, a founding and last original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, is personally responsible for more than 120 songs, including many of Skynyrd’s most memorable tunes, such as ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ ‘Simple Man,’ ‘Tuesday’s Gone’ and ‘What’s Your Name.’ His efforts have contributed to the legendary southern-rockers 30 million+ worldwide album sales, three 2x Platinum records and has earned him a position among the ’100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ by Rolling Stone magazine.
Rossington will be inducted into the songwriter category on October 14 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. Other honorees include Sugarland, 38 Special, Alex Hodges, Riley Biederer and a posthumous recognition for blues guitarist Jonny Jenkins. The event will be televised live by the Georgia Public Broadcasting network.
Meanwhile, Lynyrd Skynyrd has premiered the official lyric video for the title track to their upcoming album, ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed,’ which is set for release on August 21. The clip can be viewed below.