Guitarist for the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd who started out as a songwriter and performer in the Outlaws.
He joined the Outlaws when it was still a struggling local band.
He wrote the majority of Lynyrd Skynyrd's songs off the album God & Guns, including "Still Unbroken."
He grew up around Tampa, Florida.
Johnny Van Zant was Thomasson's bandmate in Lynyrd Skynyrd.