Artimus Pyle, Rock&Roll Hall of Fame Member and Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer releases new album

‘Anthems - Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd’ Includes Dolly Parton, Sammy Hagar, Warren Haynes, Ronnie Dunn, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, LOCASH, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Raybon, and Lindsay Ell

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member and former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Artimus Pyle is excited to release the Artimus Pyle Band’s long-awaited album ‘Anthems - Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd.’ With a total of thirteen tracks, this record features artists including Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Lee Brice, Billy Ray Cyrus, Warren Hayes, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Raybon, Lindsay Ell, and Dolly Parton! Released by Get Joe Records and distributed by BFD/Orchard, the Artimus Pyle Band has recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut and has been featured in Forbes, Cowboys & Indians, Larry London’s Border Crossings on Voice of America, RFD-TV, Huckabee, The Tennessean, and a premiere of Artimus Pyle and Dolly Parton’s collaboration on “Free Bird” with Garden & Gun. This new version of “Free Bird” also includes a new guitar recording from late Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington.

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Fans can also order the limited edition ‘Anthems - Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd’ on vinyl by going to As part of a separate limited-edition bundle, music lovers can order the CD and an autographed collector’s edition drumhead. Priced at $100.00, this exclusive package includes the tribute album and a one-of-a-kind, autographed 15” drumhead featuring Artimus Pyle’s logo. Limited in availability, this special offer guarantees fans a unique and collectible addition to their music memorabilia, making it a must-have while supplies last.

Renowned as the untamed force behind Lynyrd Skynyrd, Artimus Pyle’s impactful double bass drumming was instrumental in defining the band’s iconic sound. His breakthrough moment came at the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam, where his authoritative drumming, initially credited simply as “Artimus Pyle, percussion,” captured widespread attention. Further establishing himself as a sought-after session drummer, Pyle connected with acts such as Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band, eventually crossing paths with Ronnie Van Zant and Ed King at Studio One in Doraville, Georgia. This fateful encounter paved the way for the creation of ‘Saturday Night Special,’ leaving an indelible mark on Ronnie. Making his live debut at Jacksonville’s Sgt Pepper’s Club in October 1974, Pyle assumed the role of Skynyrd’s drummer following the release of ‘Second Helping,’ contributing to the band’s subsequent four albums, including the legendary ‘Street Survivors.’ Pyle survived the band’s tragic 1977 plane crash that took six lives, including Steve and Cassie Gaines, along with the band’s leader, Ronnie Van Zant.

“This project has been a year in the making, but when the fans hear it they will understand why it took so long,” says Len Snow, Get Joe Records president. “Artimus is legendary within the Southern Rock space. The music that Lynyrd Skynyrd made will always live as a part of rock history. This album honors that music and gives Artimus a way to honor his former bandmates.”

Anthems - Honoring The Music Of Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Listing:

  1. I Know A Little - Micheal Ray
  2. Sweet Home Alabama - Ronnie Dunn
  3. Simple Man - Sammy Hagar
  4. Needle And The Spoon - Lindsey Ell
  5. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew - Chris Janson
  6. Workin’ For MCA - Lee Brice
  7. That Smell - Jerrod Niemann
  8. Gimme Three Steps - Marty Raybon
  9. Call Me The Breeze - Billy Ray Cyrus
  10. Saturday Night Special - Warren Haynes
  11. The Hunt - Artimus Pyle Band
  12. What’s Your Name - LOCASH
  13. Freebird - Dolly Parton

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