Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1973. Ten Songs You Might Not Have On Your Ultimate Southern Rock Playlist…Yet. http://www.bourbonandboots.com/ten-songs-you-might-not-have-on-your-ultimate-southern-rock-playlistyet/#
"Sweet Home Alabama" is a song by Southern rock band 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, 'Second Helping'. "Sweet Home Alabama" was written as an answer to two songs, "Southern Man" and "Alabama" by Neil Young, which dealt with themes of racism and slavery in the American South.