Donnie Van Zant

About Donnie Van Zant

Who is it?: Vocalist & Music Composer
Birth Day: June 11, 1952
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida, United States, United States
Birth name: Donald Newton Van Zant
Genres: Southern rock, Country
Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Years active: 1974–2013
Associated acts: 38 Special, Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Donnie Van Zant

Donnie Van Zant was born on June 11, 1952 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, United States, is Vocalist & Music Composer. Donald Newton ‘Donnie’ Van Zant, better known as Donnie Van, is an American rocker and guitarist. The country musician and former lead singer of the rock band ‘38 Special’, Donnie is the brother of Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Van Zant—the lead singer of ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’, who was killed in a plane crash. Donnie, along with his younger brother, Johnny, also performs as ‘Van Zant’. Johnny Van Zant is currently the lead singer of the ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’, while Donnie became the lead vocalist of ‘38 Special’. The duo recorded their first song in 1980’s for ‘Van Zant’. However, they disbanded for a while. In 1998, they came together again as ‘Van Zant’, and recorded two albums. Donnie is a part of ‘38 Special’ since 1974. However, in 2013 it was announced by the members of the band that due to health issues, Van wasn’t able to perform for six months, and might not be able to perform with the band in future as well. Donnie agreed to write and record music for the band, but unfortunately his health only deteriorated with time, and finally in late 2013, he decided to bid goodbye to the southern rock band.
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🎂 Donnie Van Zant - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

Currently, Donnie Van Zant is 72 years, 1 months and 7 days old. Donnie Van Zant will celebrate 73rd birthday on a Wednesday 11th of June 2025. Below we countdown to Donnie Van Zant upcoming birthday.

Popular As Donnie Van Zant
Occupation Singers
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 11, 1952 (Jacksonville, Florida, United States, United States)
Birthday June 11
Town/City Jacksonville, Florida, United States, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Donnie Van Zant’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Donnie Van Zant was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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According to a posting in March 2013 on the 38 Special website, "Donnie Van Zant has not been able to join the band's performances for the past six months. In accordance with his doctor's strict orders and due to health issues related to inner-ear nerve damage, he will not be able to join 38 Special onstage in the foreseeable Future. Donnie will continue to write and record with the band." However, it was announced later in 2013 that he had officially left 38 Special, and was retiring.

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