Gary Rossington Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Gary Robert Rossington was born on 4 December 1951, in Jacksonville, Florida USA, and is a musician, probably best known to be one of the founders of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, in which he plays rhythm and lead guitar. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Gary Rossington? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry now spanning over 50 years. Aside from Lynyrd Skynyrd, he also founded The Rossington-Collins Band. He is the last original member still with Lynyrd Skynyrd, and all of these have ensured the position of his wealth.

Gary Rossington Net Worth $40 million

At a young age, Gary was very interested in baseball, and even aspired to go pro to become a New York Yankee. As he grew up, he started listening to The Rolling Stones and then decided to pursue a music career. He formed a band during his teens called “The Noble Five” which included Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Larry Junstrom, and Allen Collins. They later changed their name to “The One Percent” before settling with “Lynyrd Skynyrd”. In 1973, they started getting national attention with their first album and the song “Free Bird”.

Rossington had a 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar he named Berniece in honor of his mother. He began touring with the band, but in 1976 he was involved in a car accident as he was driving under the influence of alcohol. Due to the accident, their tour was postponed and Rossington was fined $5000 dollars – the events of the crash are re-told in the song “That Smell”. The following year, the band was involved in a plane crash that took the lives of Van Zant, Cassie Gaines, and Steve Gaines. Rossington along with six other band members survived though he sustained fractures to all limbs and his pelvis. After recovering, he would start playing again, despite having rods in his arm and leg. In the next few years, he would battle with drug addiction which had started with dependence on medication after the crash.

In 1980, he founded the Rossington Collins Band with Allen Collins, and they released two albums in the next two years. After Collins’ wife passed away, they disbanded and it led to the formation of The Rossington Band, which would release two albums in 1986 and 1988. In 1987, surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd started performing together once again, and the band is still active today. After Billy Powell passed away in 2009, Rossington is the only original member still with the reformed band.

For his personal life, Gary married Dale Krantz in 1982, and they have two daughters. He has had heart problems that required surgery; in 2015 he suffered a heart attack that caused two Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts to be cancelled, and he still experiences leg pains as a consequence of the 1977 plane crash. He often uses Gibson Les Pauls and a Gibson SG during his performances. He’s also fond of Peavey amplifiers and Fender guitars. Aside from that, he is a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 4, 1951
Birth place: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Profession:Musician
Education:Robert E. Lee High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Dale Krantz Rossington
Children:Mary Elizabeth Rossington
Record labels:MCA Records, Atlantic Records, CMC International
Music groups:Lynyrd Skynyrd (Since 1964), Rossington Collins Band, The Rossington Band
Movies:Freebird... The Movie
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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Karaoke Revolution Volume 22004Video Game "Sweet Home Alabama"
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience2004Documentary short writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
The Girl Next Door2004writer: "SWEET HOME ALABAMA"
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre2003writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie2003Documentary lyrics: "Don't Ask Me No Questions" / music: "Don't Ask Me No Questions"
Sweet Home Alabama2002writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
8 Mile2002writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Will & Grace2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Shipping News2001writer: "What's Your Name"
Joe Dirt2001writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Boycott2001TV Movie writer: "Home Sweet Alabama"
WWF Armageddon2000TV Special writer: "Sweet Home Alabama" - uncredited
Almost Famous2000writer: "Simple Man"
Die Harald Schmidt Show2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zwei Männer am Herd1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Outside Providence1999writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Radiofreccia1998writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
That '70s Show1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
No Looking Back1998writer: "What's Your Name?"
Excess Baggage1997writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Con Air1997writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Mysteriet på Greveholm1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chicago Hope1995-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
To Die For1995writer: "SWEET HOME ALABAMA"
Crimson Tide1995writer: "SWEET HOME ALABAMA"
Forrest Gump1994"Sweet Home Alabama" 1974
Total Balalaika Show1994Documentary lyrics: "Sweet Home Alabama" / writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Mask1985writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Knight Rider1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roadies2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Woodlawn2015writer: "Sweet Home Alabama", "Simple Man"
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser2015Video writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Independent Lens2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rick and Morty2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mountain Men2012-2013TV Series writer - 24 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Muscle Shoals2013Documentary writer: "Sweet Home Alabama' - as Gary Robert Rossington
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Deuce and a Quarter2012Short writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Waterloo Road2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supernatural2009-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hawaii Five-02011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deliver-E2010Short writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rich Hall's the Dirty South2010TV Movie documentary writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Despicable Me2010writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
The Simpsons2005-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Idol2003-2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
50 años de2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jeopardy!2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20102009Video Game lyrics: "Still Unbroken" / music: "Still Unbroken"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Beautiful Life: TBL2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halloween II2009writer: "What's Your Name?" - as Gary Robert Rossington
Guitar Hero: Metallica2009Video Game writer: "Tuesdays Gone"
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy2009TV Special documentary writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
My Name Is Earl2006-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Freedom Hall2008TV Movie writer: "Workin", "What's Your Name?", "Simple Man", "Down South Jukin", "Gimme Back My Bullets", "Tuesday's Gone", "Sweet Home Alabama"
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Sweet Home Alabama Live"
An American Carol2008writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Banda sonora2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cars2006Video Game writer: "White Knuckle Ride"
The Sopranos2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Rocks!2006Video Game writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Sahara2005writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV Special writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Surviving Christmas2004writer: "What's Your Name?"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Freedom Hall2008TV Movie
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour2003VideoGuitar

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pawn Stars2014TV Series theme song performer - 1 episode
They Call Me Renegade1987composer: song "Simple Man" and "Call Me The Breeze"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd2018Documentary pre-productionHimself
One More for the Fans! Celebrating the Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd2015TV MovieHimself
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd & Second Helping Live2015VideoHimself
The 2012 American Country Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love2009VideoHimself
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimself
American Revolutions: Southern Rock2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hard Rock Live1997TV SeriesPerformer (1997) (as Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lyve from Steel Town1997TV Movie documentaryGuitar
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Freebird... The Movie1996DocumentaryHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1975TV SeriesHimself

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