Singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmie Van Zant drew inspiration from his cousins, Donnie, Johnny
, and especially Ronnie
, who mentored Jimmie
's early development as a guitarist.
made a name for himself performing at summer festival shows and Harley-Davidson rallies before recording his debut album, Southern Comfort, which was released in summer 2000 on J-Bird Records. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi