"Sweet Home Alabama" is a song by Southern rock band 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, 'Second Helping'. "Sweet Home Alabama" was written as an answer to two songs, "Southern Man" and "Alabama" by Neil Young, which dealt with themes of racism and slavery in the American South.
Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1973. Ten Songs You Might Not Have On Your Ultimate Southern Rock Playlist…Yet. http://www.bourbonandboots.com/ten-songs-you-might-not-have-on-your-ultimate-southern-rock-playlistyet/#
Lynyrd Skynyrd. Arguably the greatest Southern Rock band of all time. Of the original line-up, only Gary Rossington (second from right) remains alive and with the group, which is still performing at the time of this post (Sep, 2012).