John Roy "Johnny" Van Zant. A musician who started performing in the 70's with The Austin Nickels Band before changing the name to The Johnny Van Zant Band. Most well known for his song Brickyard Road about his older brother Ronnie who died tragically in the plane crash that killed four members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd along with their pilot and co-pilot. Coming from rock-n-roll royalty as it were, he is also the younger brother of Donnie Van Zant of .38 Special fame it was only natural when he stepped in as lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 80's. His deep southern voice has become the sound of Southern Rock for the last two decades.
Johnny Van Zant is the epitome of southern rock n roll.