Who is Gary Rossington Wife? Know Everything about Dale Krantz Rossington

Who is Gary Rossington Wife? Know Everything about Dale Krantz Rossington

Rossington and Dale Krantz-Rossington married in 1982 and have two daughters. Let’s see more details about Dale Krantz-Rossington and their Incredible Band.

Who is Dale Krantz Rossington?

Dale Gary Rossington is the wife of Gary Rossington. They are Married since 13 July 1982. They have two children. She was previously married to Raymond Alan Watkins

Dale Krantz-Rossington is known for Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour (2003), Decades Rock Live (2005), and If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (2018).

Instead, they became the Rossington Collins Band named after guitarists Gary Rossington and Allen Collins. One big change was the addition of a female lead singer – Dale Krantz. Their 1980 debut album went gold, and its lead single Don’t Misunderstand Me reached No. 55 on the singles chart. 

About Rossington Collins Band

The Rossington Collins Band was an American southern rock band founded in 1979 by guitarists Gary Rossington and Allen Collins following the 1977 plane crash which killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, of which both had been members. The band included two other surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Powell, and Leon Wilkeson. The band wished to develop their own sound rather than being regarded as a reformed Lynyrd Skynyrd, and toward that objective, they hired a female lead vocalist, Dale Krantz, who later married Rossington. 

The Jacksonville-based band released two albums before disbanding in 1982. Their biggest hit, “Don’t Misunderstand Me,” charted in late 1980.


  • Gary Rossington – guitar 
  • Allen Collins – guitar 
  • Leon Wilkeson – bass guitar 
  • Billy Powell – keyboards 
  • Dale Krantz-Rossington – vocals 
  • Barry Lee Harwood – guitar, 
  • vocals Derek Hess – drums and percussion

Dale Krantz-Rossington spoke with us about her band 

It sounds good to hear your voice, I’m telling you.

Thanks, I’ve been looking forward to it. The first thing I wanted to ask is, when did you first become interested in making music?

My goodness. My Daddy was the church choir director, and all my sisters and brother were very musical. So it started in the church. As early as we could talk we were in the church singing the hymns. Dale grew up a couple of hours outside of Detroit, so when She was old enough to flip on the radio I began listening to old Motown and rhythm and blues out of Detroit. Dale thought the very first time she looked into the mirror and pretended to sing it was probably to a Johnny Mathis record. I realize I’m dating myself here. But my mother always loved those Perry Como and Bing Crosby records. Both my Mom and Dad had beautiful voices.

What was your first professional gig?

I was a senior in college. I got a bachelor of music education. My parents felt that I needed something to fall back on. I hadn’t thought of professional music until I was a college senior. Dale started playing in a duet with a fine musician who was a music major. He played piano, and we called ourselves Sweet Seasons, after the Carole King song. We did a lot of clubs in the neighborhood, and I never looked back. She said ” I took a final on Friday and left before they even handed out diplomas, with a traveling club band. I was hooked, but then again that was my last year. I had never really intended to teach music, but I thought it was a good education, you know.”

Her memories about her man

Tell me how you first met Gary. Was it during the Rossington Collins Band or before that?

Actually, I had sung with 38 Special for a while. I had sung with Leon Russell in the fall and winter of ‘76, and the 38 boys had heard about that and decided they wanted some background vocalists at the time. We opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd in the spring of ‘77, which was an eye-opener for me. I had worked with 38 Special for several months before opening for Skynyrd, and I remember standing in the shadows watching Skynyrd and I was just overwhelmed by the sights and sounds- I was blown away. Then several months later after the plane crash, I was still affiliated with the 38 bunch, until they were ready to look for a new singer. And of course that caused some feathers to be ruffled, I must say. When I quit 38 to go and sing with Gary and Allen I mean. Of course, that was just the beginning of a lot of feathers being ruffled.

Social Media Posting

BestSongIHeardToday Posted

#TBSIHT #vinyl today is The Rossington Collins Band album. They tried to pick up the pieces after the #Lynyrdskynyrd crash and they did well. Note the photos from the inside cover, they accidentally omitted the name of Dale Krantz Rossington on the top photo.

Bob Posted

A – Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere by Rossington Collins Band The guitar-driven Lynyrd Skynyrd music you love with Dale Krantz stepping up front. And what a voice! Listen to Don’t Misunderstand Me then check out Three Times As Bad, One Good Man, and Getaway.

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