History of Southern Rock pt2- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Doug Gray, Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Donnie Van Zant, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle

This is the conclusion of the two-part History of Southern Rock , a labor of love that captures the heart and soul of the musicians who long ago made it possible someday in 2018 to watch Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson perform “Midnight Train to Memphis” on Saturday Night Live

Listen to the story from the late Gregg Allman on writing the lyrics to “Midnight Rider” with charcoal on an ironing board cover; Henry Paul and the late Hughie Thomasson on the evolution of the song “Green Grass and High Tides“; Marshall Tucker Band singer Doug Gray with reed man Jerry Eubanks with “Heard It in a Love Song“; Donnie Van Zant and Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special on carrying the torch into the Eighties with “Hold On Loosely“; Southern Rock patriarch Charlie Daniels on the devastating losses of Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Ronnie Van Zant, Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell; the world premiere of Hughie Thomasson’s “Once an Outlaw, Always an Outlaw” just months before his death in 2006; and Steve Earle jump-starting it all over again in 1987 with “Guitar Town“. –Redbeard