Tonight’s artists were sued by a band member’s widow for breaking a blood oath.  Think you know who they are or what they did?

Well let’s start with the “Blood Oath” as recounted in the Encyclopedia. It was made after the devastating plane crash in late 1977 that claimed many members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.  They all made the blood oath agreement shortly after their loss that none of them would use the name of the band or capitalize on the death of their bandmates in anyway, ever. And so it went.

2006 CMA Music Festival
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It would be nearly 10 years later that the surviving members would decide to  resurrect the band using the name Lynyrd Skynyrd for a tribute concert but then decided to continue playing. This was considered a clear breach of promise prompted Ronnie Van Zant’s widow to sue the new bandmembers for violation of the previous blood oath prohibiting the use of the name Lynyrd Skynyrd. In the end the two parties compromised, the widows to receive 30% of the bands touring revenues and that they would keep at least two member of the original band.

Here they are with tonight's featured song.

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