Kid Rock started out in the Detroit scene as a deejay, and used that to launch a recording career as a hardcore rapper. Over the course of 25 years and many albums and tours, he has become a mainstream success, eventually selling 13 million copies of his 1998 album, ‘Devil Without a Cause.’ His influences include classic rock and country, and beginning with his album ‘Cocky’ in 2001, he has moved his sound more in those directions. He scored a big hit with “Picture,” a country ballad he recorded as a duet with longtime friend Sheryl Crow, and he’s also hit with “All Summer Long,” which borrows extensively from classic rock. Kid Rock is slated to headline at the Taste of Country Music Festival, WE Fest and Country on the River in the summer of 2016, and he’ll also join Jason Aldean at his show in Boston in September.
Full Name: Robert James Ritchie
Birth Date: Jan. 17, 1971
Top Songs: "Picture," "Born Free," "All Summer Long"
You're most likely to hear Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow's "Picture" on country radio stations today, but it was actually a bigger hit on pop radio. Song No. 11 on this list of the Top Country Songs of the Century was a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while only reaching the Top 20 on the country chart.
Kenny Chesney brought his Spread the Love Tour to Detroit, Mich., over the weekend and invited Detroit native Kid Rock to share the stage with him. The two old friends performed a spirited version of Rock's 1998 hit "Cowboy" as the audience screamed along.
Kid Rock is a colorful character even compared to most rockers, and he's definitely one of the most outlandish performers in country music. Picking this list of 6 Unforgettable Kid Rock Moments was a difficult task, because pretty much every time you see him ends up in a memorable moment.
Kid Rock's message at the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival swung wildly on Friday night (June 10). Early on it was "Be cool, keep pimping." Later he was lamenting turning 40 amidst the most country arrangement imaginable.
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