Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
Lynyrd Skynyrd performed "Sweet Home Alabama" at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards with Dickey Betts, Tim McGraw, and Gretchen Wilson as part of a tribute to Southern Rock.
Gretchen Wilson sang the line "Well, I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don't need him around anyhow."
More concert photos by Frank Micelotta, Getty Images.
And so what does the performance of "Sweet Home Alabama" at the Grammy's signify? Well lots according to some folks. The song always seems to trigger all sorts of outrage, like this posting by monkeymind on dailykos:
"Enthroning this song on national TV has offensive political undertones and overtones--celebrate a provincial culture characterized by bigotry at the expense of left wing counter culture. As a final insult, February happens to be Black History Month. Honoring this song was wrong for all kinds of reasons."
I've always found this sort reaction to the song to be quite interesting. Apparently, lots of others find Lynyrd Skynyrd's song "Sweet Home Alabama" provocative.