The Jimmie Van Zant Band

The Jimmie Van Zant Band


Living every day life and writing about it is what I'm about. I'm not a fantasy writer, or anything like that. I just write stuff that I've experienced in life, or about my friends, or something we've all been through. Rock 'n' roll is about good times, good friends, and livin' a good life!


Jimmie was born in Jacksonville , Florida - a city known mostly for its military connections. As Jimmie got older, that was all about to change.

Jimmie's cousin Ronnie, along with a group of high school buddies, were about to put the town on the map as the Home of Southern Rock. That group was Lynyrd Skynyrd.

As Jimmie grew, so did Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the young Jimmie began to find that he wanted to follow in cousins Ronnie and Donnie's footsteps and become a singer.

After years of suffering the tribulations of rock and roll - incompetent mangers and agents, group breakups, and shrinking markets, - Jimmie decided to move west to make a fresh start.

It wasn't long long before he reformed a red-hot southern rock band. His fresh start landed with a national tour, and the rest, as they say, became history. Jimmie has not been off the road since.

With conviction Jimmie states, "I have always believed that music can change people's lives and if I can do something to make someone's life a little more enjoyable, then I feel I have done my job well. That's why I am here and that is also the reason why there is Southern Rock."


Southern Comfort, J-Bird Records June 2000

Set List

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Bad Habits
Rock Your Bones
Southern Comfort
Workin' Man
Ronnie's Song
Spaghetti Western
Angel In The Night
Raise A Lotta Hell
Get Up
Play The Game
Party In The Parking Lot
Wrong Side Of The Road
Keep Your Dream Alive
Pay The Price (Crime)

Cover Songs:
Working for the MCA
I Ain't The One
Call Me The Breeze
I Know A Little
Ballad Of Curtis Loew
Comin' Home
Gimme Back My Bullets
Needle And The Spoon
On The Hunt
All I Can Do Is Write About It
Whiskey Rock-A--Roller
Double Trouble
Stone Cold Believer
That Smell
Free Bird
Sweet Home Alabama
Saturday Night Special
Gimme' Three Steps
Tuesday's Gone
Simple Man