One of my favorite songs is Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man." I've always liked the song but I guess after my mother passed away, I think songs like these really affect me deeper than they used to.

I found this audio of "Simple Man" and it is awesome. Why? Because it is just the vocal track. If you didn't think that Ronnie Van Zant had a great voice, then you really need to listen to this because it is powerful. Hard to believe we lost him 39 years ago this October in a plane wreck that also took the lives of five others.

My husband and I had the chance to see Lynyrd Skynyrd a few summers ago in Hot Springs, Ark. Even though the lead vocals are now by Ronnie's little brother, Johnny, it was still such a great show. And Johnny did do a wonderful job on "Simple Man."