A Female fronted Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band
Laurie Es started Lynette Shebyrd (formerly Lynette Skynyrd) in 2010. Laurie, being a committed Skynyrd fan, wanted to establish the band because, as Laurie said, “You don’t hear too many all-female fronted Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute bands out there.” The band has gone through a few lead singers, but Laurie is back to handling the vocals (she was playing bass). They have a huge fan base and over 11,000 followers on Facebook. The band also does some covers of ZZ Top, Almman Brothers and Molly Hatchet. Lynyrd Skynyrd liked them enough to ask them to play at the opening of one of their restaurants in Las Vegas in 2011. During their performance, Dale Krantz Rossington even got up to help sing Sweet Home Alabama with the band. Lynette Shebyrd also played at the 40th anniversary of the plane crash site in Jacksonville, Florida
The band has released an album and has quite a few videos on YouTube. Check out the video interview below, and also another video of the band doing an unreleased Lynyrd Skynyrd song called, Cottonmouth Country.