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Published: 2005/02/14

Dickey The Kid

Last night, Dickey Betts honored a genre he helped create, offering his own ‘Ramblin’ Man’ during the Grammys’ tribute to southern rock. Backed by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Betts traded vocals with country star Tim McGraw as part of a star-studded celebration which also included appearances by Elvin Bishop, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson. Lynyrd Skynyrd also performed

‘Freebird’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ while Bishop revived his hit ‘Fooled Around and Fell in Love.’ While introducing Betts, McGraw dubbed the Allman Brothers ‘the original jamband.’ Other notable superjams paid tribute to Janis Joplin and Ray Charles.
While in Los Angeles for the Grammys, Betts also found time to jam with Kid Rock at Los Angeles’ House of Blues last Thursday. The former Allman Brothers guitarist dropped by for takes on both Ray Charles’ ‘What’d I Say’ and ‘Ramblin’ Man.’

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