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.
Gov. DeSantis discusses Disney’s “woke agenda” and the Van Zant Brothers’ song tribute.
Fox News had more details on the band’s new song:
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“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:
In the last several week Democrats all across the country have bashed DeSantis over his new parental rights bill which wrongly has been deemed as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
In the lasts several weeks, Disney has shown vocal resistance to the controversial parental rights law in Florida too. In return, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed the notion of abolishing a 55-year-old state provision that allows Disney to virtually rule itself on the grounds of Walt Disney World on Thursday.
“As a matter of fundamental principle, I don’t support special legal protections simply because a firm is wealthy and has been able to wield a lot of power,” DeSantis stated at a press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday.
Leading up to Monday’s signing of the controversial bill, Disney has been in a verbal battle with Republicans in Florida.
DeSantis has been rumored to be Trump’s Vice Presidential pick but with all the attention he’s getting in Florida he might not want to leave the Governor position anytime soon.