Related Information for Johnny Van Zant Johnny Van Zant (born February 27, 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American Southern rock vocalist. He is the youngest brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd founder and vocalist Ronnie Van Zant and .38 Special founder and vocalist Donnie Van Zant. He has been the lead vocalist of Lynyrd Skynyrd since its reformation in 1987.Van Zant performed during the 1970s with his 1st band, The Austin Nickels Band. They later changed their name to The Johnny Van Zant Band releasing their debut solo al.. read more