Top songs: "Freebird," "Sweet Home Alabama," Gimme Three Steps"
Listen to: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Essential albums: (pronounced 'lěh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd), Second Helping, Street Survivors
Why they rock: Their ode to Southern living, "Sweet Home Alabama," was never a No. 1 single, but it is one of the few ringtone megahits. Fans have downloaded it more than a
million times. Although few members remain from the old days, the band still plays to sellout crowds.
Bottom Line: Their most recent tour is expected to gross more than $24 million.
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