Released: Jan 2011
Label: Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud
Skynyrd Nation is a mishmash of studio fodder pulled from Gods & Guns and live material from Live From Freedom Hall. Skynyrd's modern incarnation doesn't much resemble the band that helped invent Southern rock back in the 1970s. More high-tech polish than earthy swagger, the group heard on Skynyrd Nation deals in a fusion of post-grunge and modern Nashville. Whether that's an improvement depends on your personal tastes.