Lynyrd Skynyrd

Hall of Fame Inductees Lynyrd Skynyrd join Gretchen Wilson in Chip line-up

BUFFALO CHIP CAMPGROUND -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Lynyrd Skynyrd will join CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Gretchen Wilson in the Legendary Buffalo Chip's 2006 concert line-up. Lynyrd Skynyrd will open for Gretchen Wilson Tuesday, Aug. 8.
 
 "This year's 25th Anniversary Sturgis Party at the Chip is all about the party," said Rod Woodruff, campground owner. "Who better to party with than Lynyrd Skynyrd and Gretchen Wilson?"
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd started a southern revolution in 1973 with the release of "pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd." and are among the 2006 inductee class for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, they'll bring their thyrty-year-old signature Southern three-guitar rock to the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to celebrate 25 years of the Best Party Anywhere!
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd recently collected both a Gold (their 18th) and a Platinum (their 12th) award for "Thyrty," their double-disc anniversary hits collection. The band In all, their catalog has been certified for sales in excess of more than 26 million albums.
 
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction will happen March 13 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The ceremonies will be taped, edited and broadcast on VH1. VH1 Classic will also film the band's appearance at the Legendary Buffalo Chip as part of the Chip's 25th anniversary celebration, parts of which are scheduled to be broadcast Labor Day Weekend.
 
Multi-platinmum, award-winning redneck girl Gretchen Wilson will appear at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground Tuesday, Aug. 8.
 
 "With her latest album All Jacked Up eclipsing the stellar performance of her debut CD, Here For The Party, there just didn't seem to be a more appropriate artist for The Best Party Anywhere," said Rod Woodruff, campground owner.
 
Just over 16 months ago, Wilson made history when Here For The Party entered Billboard's Country Albums Chart at #1 and the Top 200 Chart at #2. History did not repeat itself with the release of Wilson's second Epic Records album All Jacked Up. It sold over 264,000 units in its first week and debuted at #1 on both charts.
 
Gretchen co-wrote seven of the twelve songs on All Jacked Up, and she produced the disc with Sony Nashville Executive VP A&R Mark Wright and recording artist John Rich. The disc has already received numerous rave reviews, including the cover of Billboard Magazine, a full-page lead review in Entertainment Weekly, Blender (four stars), Dallas Morning News ("The redneck woman's second album is fearless, amped-up and autobiographical, showcasing traditional country, Southern rock and even a little jazz") and more.
 
She penned the rousing Top 5 "All Jacked Up" single with John Rich and Vicky McGehee. Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr. - who both made cameo appearances in her debut "Redneck Woman" video - joined Charlie Daniels, Larry the Cable Guy, Two Fred and his brother Toby Gill in the "All Jacked Up" clip.
 
The critically-acclaimed Here For The Party album spent a record nine weeks atop the Country Albums Chart and has been certified quadruple platinum for sales in excess of four million units. She wrapped up 2004 as the top selling debut artist of any genre and garnered awards from The Grammys, CMA, Billboard and AMA including the trophy for Top Female Vocalist by the Academy Of Country Music.
 
Wilson was recently voted 2005 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.
 
"Gretchen has skyrocketed to the top of Country music to become the quintessential party girl," said Woodruff. "She'll be here for the party, and so will we."