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This was written and originally recorded by Oklahoma Blues guitarist J.J. Cale. Skynyrd decided to cover it when guitarist Gary Rossington came up with a riff that distinguished it from the original.
Cale is famous among musicians, but most people have never heard of him. Eric Clapton covered some of his songs, including "Cocaine," "After Midnight," and "Travellin' Light."
This was one of the few cover songs Skynyrd recorded. They recorded another Cale song, "Same Old Blues," on their 1976 album Gimme Back My Bullets.
During the sessions for this track, John Lennon came by the studio to say hello.
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
Kerry Livgren of Kansas
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."