About Jimmie Van Zant
With a TV pilot completed for his new documentary series, titled Jimmie Van Zant's American DeTour, concert dates pouring in, and his breakout album, Feels Like Freedom, set for release on 7/03/12 via Sony/RED, it has never been a better time to be Jimmie Van Zant. For years, this veteran performer has been touring the nation and taking his audiences on a musical journey with the music that made the Van Zant family into the American music legends they are today. Jimmie’s white-hot vocals pay homage to the incredible music legacy paved by his cousins Ronnie (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Johnny (.38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Zant), and Donnie (.38 Special, Van Zant).
In late 2011, Jimmie signed a promotional partnership with MoonPie, a well-known American snack food company. The pairing came about with the production of two commercials featuring Jimmie Van Zant with the famous treat. Tory Johnston, VP of marketing for MoonPie says, “We’re very excited to have Jimmie on board. We feel that the Van Zant name goes hand in hand with traditional values, and that’s what we at MoonPie are all about.”
Jimmie's New Album - Feels Like Freedom
RELEASE DATE 7/3/2012
On the new album, Feels Like Freedom, Jimmie assembled a top-notch, creative team of award winning writers and producers to continue his family's legacy. With an innovative, cross-over sound, recorded at Nashville’s historical Sound Kitchen Studios, Jimmie continues to carry the torch of the Van Zant legacy with a new generation.
The album is generating a lot of buzz within the entertainment industry and has attracted participation from CD Baby, Sony/RED, Megaforce Records, MoonPie, DiscMakers, Super D, and CMT.