Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocks M

Lynyrd Skynyrd Band

Rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd performed to a full-house this weekend at M! Our pool deck was packed with about 4,500 Skynyrd fans as they played their biggest hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," "Freebird" and songs from their new album God & Guns. This southern rock group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. The band rocked out poolside for an hour and a half at our resort and lived up to their legendary rock name by putting on an unforgettable performance.

Gary Rossington

The last original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington (middle) jams on his guitar.

As most Lynyrd Skynyrd fans know, the band was struck with great tragedy in 1977 when three of the band's members were killed in a plane crash. The band reformed ten years later after a hiatus and has been touring ever since. Johnny Van Zant, brother of founding band member Ronnie Van Zant performed the lead vocals for the band with Gary Rossington on guitar who is the only original member of the band to date.

Ronnie Van Zant

Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant belts out the band's hit songs.

We gave our blog readers a chance to win their way to the show and we also gave a few pairs of tickets to our followers on Twitter. Be sure to keep reading and following us for more chances to win other great prizes! If you were lucky enough to see Lynyrd Skynyrd perform at our resort, let us know what you thought of the show by leaving a comment below!

Special thank you to our photographer Tom Donoghue for the great photos!