Formed in 1975 in Jacksonville Florida by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant. The band's first two albums had a strong southern rock vibe. By the early 1980s, 38 Special shifted to a broader audience with top 40 breakthrough hits, "Hold On Loosely" (1981), "Caught Up in You" (1982) and "If I'd Been the One" (1983) hitting #1 on Billboard magazine's Album Rock Tracks chart. "Back Where You Belong" (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites, and "Second Chance" (1989) was a #1 hit on Billboard's adult contemporary chart. Their current lineup consists of Barnes, Van Zant, guitarist Danny Chauncey, bassist Larry Junstrom, keyboardist Bobby Capps and drummer Gary Moffatt.