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Lynyrd Skynyrd gets the Capitol Hill treatment

Lynyrd Skynyrd Although there was no word as to whether “Free Bird” was playing in the background, those poster boys for southern fried rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, were honored this week at the White House, where Florida Congressman Connie Mack and Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus sang their praises. In fact, Bachus cited “Sweet Home Alabama” as his constituency’s unofficial theme song, and “one of the best advertisements for my state.”

The band was also praised for its patriotic spirit, having raised money for military families and played countless shows for the troops. Their song “Red, White, and Blue,” as stated in the tribute, “was written as a tribute to the men and women who serve in the defense of freedom.”

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