Turns out, the band Lynyrd Skynyrd is a “yuge” fan of Florida’s awesome governor, Ron DeSantis. Such a big fan, in fact, that it even took the effort of creating a pro-DeSantis song, as was reported on Patriot Fetch:
Almost everyone knows Lynyrd Skynrd’s classic song “Sweet Home Alabama” well the band has a new song but this time they are singing about the great state of Florida.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is receiving an exclusive song dedication from music legends the Van Zant brothers in recognition of his leadership.
The song “Sweet Florida,” penned by Johnny Van Zant, lead vocalist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and his brother Donnie Van Zant of 38 Special, celebrates DeSantis’ efforts to keep Florida free from Democrat control.
The Van Zant brothers, who were both born in Jacksonville, said DeSantis represents everything they believe in.
Fox News had more details on the band’s new song:
“He stands up for what he believes. So don’t come down here trying to change things we’re doing all right in the Sunshine State. Stay out of our business. Leave our governor alone. Down in sweet, sweet Florida our governor is red, white and blue…he’s shooting us straight, telling us the truth.”
Johnny continued to say that DeSantis called him and announced he was running for governor for another term. He then took the opportunity to discuss writing a special song in honor of the Florida governor’s hard work.
“We really wrote it…in a couple of hours, and we recorded it on an iPhone and sent it to the governor,” Van Zant explained. “We’ve never done that before…and we took a chance.”
DeSantis suggested a song about his state modeled on the Lynyrd Skynyrd hit “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Listen to the song here:
Such a song as this might be just what DeSantis needs. Yes, he’s already quite popular and fending off media attacks of his administration and its policies quite well. So much is obvious from the raucous applause that comes whenever he speaks publicly and the many supportive messages that every tweet by or about him garners.
But, in the realm of mass media, DeSantis, like most in the GOP, is under fire. The losers in the Democrat-controlled corporate press are after him like crocodiles after a weak gazelle, the blue checks on Twitter are always insulting him, and the organs of the state seem firmly directed against him.
Thus, having such a popular band, a band that represents the very essence of the “deplorables” that Hillary and Co. hate, side with him is a big deal. It shows that the MAGA coalition is, in the face of whithering fire from the radical left, not only standing firm but fighting back with all due vigor.
Even better, it is pushing conservatism into pop culture. Most songs come from the left and reflect leftist viewpoints; now there’s one championing a red state and its values. Let’s hope it works.