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Lynyrd Skynyrd + Night Ranger’s Jack Blades Lend Their Voices to the 2012 Republican National Convention

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Rock music is often perceived as a hotbed of liberal attitudes, but a couple of prominent classic rock acts will be on hand to perform at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay this coming week.

Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at a private fundraising event on Sunday, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are also slated to play on Monday as Ann Romney is being introduced to convention attendees. The group, who recently released a new album titled ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed,’ were also on hand at the RNC in 2000 and again in 2004.

On Tuesday convention attendees will be treated to a performance from Night Ranger front man Jack Blades to close out the second full night of the festivities (wanna bet he’ll play ‘You Can Still Rock in America?’). Other performers will include 3 Doors Down, the Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama singer Randy Owen and former ‘American Idol’ champion Taylor Hicks.

“We’ve booked outstanding performers and world-famous acts,” boasts Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. He adds, “The convention attendees will be treated to special performances they will remember for a very long time.”

Next: Lynyrd Skynyrd: Artists Wearing the American Flag

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