Van Zant, a country music band, has just released a new song called Sweet Florida, which is dedicated to Governor Ron DeSantis. The song expresses appreciation for his leadership in the Sunshine State.
However, the song debuted on April 1, 2022, prompting some to wonder if this is an April Fool’s joke.
Donnie and Johnny Van Zant are brothers in the band Van Zant. When his previous band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, reunited in 1987, Johnny took over as frontman. Donnie was previously the lead singer of the band.38 special.
What Is The Story Behind Van Zant’s New Song?
Van Zant has released a new song called Sweet Florida, which praises Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ leadership.
“He stands up for what he believes./So don’t come down here tryna change things, we’re doin’ all right in the sunshine state,” one of the lyrics says.
“Stay out of our way. Please leave our governor alone. Our governor is red, white, and blue down in sunny Florida… He’s telling us the truth and shooting us straight.”
“We got to thank Governor DeSantis for standing and believing for what he believes…been he’s a great governor for us,” the couple said on Fox & Friends.
“You can take it to the bank; he doesn’t care what Brandon thinks at the White House,” the song says of President Joe Biden.
Sweet Florida also criticizes Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming that Ron DeSantis “is takin’ on the swamp and calling out Dr. Fauci.”
Sweet Florida is an April Fool’s joke right… right?
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Is It A Gift For April Fools’ Day?
Fans have taken to social media to express their confusion about whether the song is an April Fool’s Day joke, given that it was released on April 1, 2022.
According to Fox News, DeSantis called Johnny Van Zant and informed him that he was running for re-election as governor, and they discussed writing a special song to honor his accomplishments thus far.
The song was apparently recorded on their iPhone and sent to the governor. Ron DeSantis also shared a link to the song’s video on his Twitter account.
On the Ron DeSantis website, there is even a Sweet Florida merch line. T-shirts, guitar picks, hoodies, posters, and other items are available. The song can also be heard on Spotify and Apple Music.