Dickey Betts and Great Southern

Dickey Betts was getting ready to have another go with The Allman Brothers Band when he rushed the release of his third solo album, Atlanta's Burning Down, recorded with his solo band, Great Southern. Betts had started his solo career in 1974, while the Allmans were still at the top of their game, and while co-leader, Gregg Allman, had seen considerable solo success with his own LP, Laid Back.

While Betts had considerable success writing and singing radio hits for The Allman Brothers Band, fame eluded him with his own band. Still, he had put together a solid band, some of whom later became members of the Allman Brothers.

Betts would remain with the Allmans off and on through the end of the 1990s. He reformed Dickey Betts and Great Southern a few years ago, and still uses them as his touring band to this day.