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Yesterday in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the legendary southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band dispatched its tour truck to collect donations that will be transported to hurricane victims.  The Marshall Tucker Band tour truck was stationed outside of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium from 4:30 to 7:30 PM.  Additional trucks are also in the works for donation collections in Anderson and Chesnee, South Carolina.

Lead singer Doug Gray, along with other members of The Marshall Tucker Band, were on hand to thank those wishing to help.

“People in that part of the country have supported The Marshall Tucker Band for over 40 years,” says Gray.  “We’ve made a lot of friends up there, have watched people’s families grow and have grown with them. So, on a personal level, I know a lot of their pain.”

Palmetto Sound Works in Spartanburg has been kind enough to help with aiding the hurricane victims … they will also be sending several trucks.”  Gray notes.  “One wonderful couple from New Port Richey, Florida has already donated 4,000 blankets.”

The band asks that people not bring cash donations.

Gray adds, “If you want to contribute cash, please contact the American Red Cross.  We’re primarily looking to collect coats and blankets since it’s starting to get cold up there.” recently crowned the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #1 Greatest Southern Rock song ever recorded.

-(from official press release) Brad Hardisty, Nashville, TN


Show and Concert Scheduled for Sunday, October 14
On-Stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
and Live GPB Broadcast

 Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington will join a distinguished roster of Georgia performing artists and music industry leaders in accepting awards on-stage at the 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show, scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Rossington will be honored in the Songwriter Category having written well over 120 songs throughout his career including classic iconic songs like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Simple Man,” and “What’s Your Name.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd release their new album, Last of a Dyin’ Breed, on August 21, 2012.

 Gary Rossington has contributed to the group’s 30 million+ worldwide album sales, three double Platinum records and a position among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.  He has created songs that cement him as a cultural icon.

The Nashville music machine today has defined a sound closer to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, AC/DC and Fleetwood Mac then Classic Country itself. Things have really changed.

– Brad Hardisty, Nashville, TN