Legendary roughneck-rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd were supposed to play a New Year's Eve show here at the Sommet with Trace Adkins. It's been canceled due to poor ticket sales, attributed to "the downturn in the nation's economy." But I'm guessing really it's just that country fans and Southern rock fans don't actually want to hang out with each other, despite what Kid Rock wants us to believe. I saw Skynyrd in the early '90s at Starwood, and it was full of gently cascading mullets, the beefiest beards you've ever seen, and the sweet sweet smell of weed--not exactly the badonkadonks of the world.
Interestingly, the show was going to start with Trace Adkins opening at Sommet in Nashville, then flying to Pikeville, Ky., to headline a NYE event there. Meanwhile, Skynyrd would open in Pikeville, then fly to Nashville to headline the Sommet. But now that the Nashville show has been canceled, Skynyrd's still playing the Kentucky show with .38 Special. I suspect that if it had been the lineup here all along, that shit coulda sold out. I'm so caught up in you, little girl!