Top 55 Johnny Van Zant Quotes

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We've done shows with Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., Mo

We’ve done shows with Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., Montgomery Gentry, Shooter Jennings.
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Some people would do anything just to get a break; that’s where the bad guys get you.
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We didn’t grow up rich people.
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Look at Gretchen Wilson. If she came out in the ’70s she’d be the queen of Southern rock.
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I’ve never met a person who doesn’t like music, and we may vary in what styles we like, but everybody likes some form of music.
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I kinda feel that my brother wrote some of the best country lyrics ever – ‘The Ballad of Curtis Loew,’ ‘Mississippi Kid’ and that little hit ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’
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The last thing we want to do is disappoint the fans.
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I don’t think you can erase history.
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Not every song of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s was a single, but songs like ‘Tuesday’s Gone’ and ‘The Ballad of Curtis Loew’ and ‘Made in the Shade,’ ‘I Need You,’ people learned those songs from the radio because radio played albums, not just singles.
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There’s nothing like getting out there playing a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music.
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Skynyrd just hasn’t gotten its just due.
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When you set a goal for yourself, you do what you need to.
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I’m a Republican myself, though I think there are actually some Democrats in Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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Nothing was easy for us coming up. But we were rich in family.
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Music is a great healer.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been about writing songs and talking to people through them. That’s what we do, and that’s what we’ll keep doing for as long as we can.
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I always try to relate a song to something what is going on, the working man, the times, how life goes.
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We write stories about common people and common things. That’s what Skynyrd always is about – the real working class of America.
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Our newest member is Johnny Colt, who was bass player with The Black Crowes. Colt fits right in with us. He’s loony as heck, and so are we. We have a great time and love doing what we do. I hope Johnny is with us for a long, long time. He is quite the guy.
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I was a Skynyrd fan before I was approached to be a part of Skynyrd, and they always ended it with ‘Free Bird,’ so I’ve been watching it since I was a kid.
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I saw B.B. King in concert one time where he had this guy that would bring him out a glass of water and towel to wipe his forehead with.
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I didn’t know if Skynyrd fans were going to throw rocks at me or eggs or what.
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On our Web site, we have people complaining about us not playing new stuff. But there’s so many classic Lynyrd Skynyrd songs, you can’t go out and just do a bunch of new things.
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We have a song called ‘Skynyrd Nation.’ It’s just about what our fans are, what they do in getting ready for the show.
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We always joke that our road crew will have to wheelchair us up onstage soon because this is what we do. This is what we love to do. This is what God put us on earth to do until the day we take our last breath.
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‘Free Bird’ is timeless, ‘Sweet Home’ is timeless. They’re just timeless songs.
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I think it’s just that Skynyrd songs are timeless.
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I like George W. At a time when this country was hit hard, he stood up for America. He’s been the leader of the free world during the hardest time America’s ever had.
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Skynyrd is a big family. We have argued, fussed, and fought.
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Rich people know how to party, too.
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Whatever people want to say, we go out there every night, and we give tribute to the songs that my brother wrote, to Ronnie and Allen Collins and Steve Gaines and Leon Wilkeson and everybody. We pay tribute every night to those people who have gone on.
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As Christians, it's our duty to stand up for what we be

As Christians, it’s our duty to stand up for what we believe – that’s called testifying.
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We have a lot of friends who are hunters. And you know what? Come hunting season, man, they head to the woods, you know. And again, this country was built on God and guns, folks. I mean, it really was.
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When we were kids, we said the Pledge of Allegiance because we were proud of this country, and we said prayer. You know, we thanked the good Lord above.
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If people can’t relate to something, there’s no use of the song being there.
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People are asking us, ‘Why have you gone country?’ And we say, ‘Man, we were born country.’ They gave us the tag ‘Southern rock’ years ago as a way of not saying country.
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If you’re going into music, work on your music and do it as well as you can. And look at it as a business. I’m in it to make a living, too.
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If people want to own a rifle or something like that for hunting purposes only, I tend to agree with that. But semi-automatic weapons and handguns, that’s just unreal. I mean, what good are handguns?
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