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Looks like Harley Davidson’s 110th birthday celebration just got a whole more country. A few days after the motorcycle company added Brantley Gilbert and Shooter Jennings to their line-up, now country superstar Toby Keith and sometimes-country-sometimes-rock star Kid Rock will be joining the party too. The big Harley Davidson 110th Birthday celebration concert will take place over Labor Day Weekend on Thursday, August 29th until Sunday, September 1st in Milwaukee. Tickets are on-sale now, and start at $95.
Other major starts performing at the event include ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Joan Jett, & The Blackhearts, Blue Oyster Cult, Gaslight Anthem and more.
Additional entertainment to be announced soon
Sometimes-country and sometimes-rock Kid Rock will be releasing a brand new album this November. “Rebel Soul,” which was produced by Kid Rock, will hit stores digitally and physically on November 19th on Atlantic/Top Dog Records. The lead-off single “Let’s Ride” is impacting rock radio right now. No other information is available on his album as of yet.
The album is a return to the rock side for Kid, who has been exploring country music over the last few years – including a headlining country festival spot at Bowmanville, Ontario’s Boots & Hearts Music Festival and as a host to the CMT Music Awards. Will you be picking up a copy of Kid Rock’s album when it’s released?
The superstar line-up for the 2012 edition of Bamajam festival has just been announced – and it’s going to be a good one! Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, and Kid Rock will each headline at the country music festival. The three-day festival will once again be held in Enterprise, Alabama from June 14th to the 16th.Tim will close out the first night of the festival, Zac Brown Band will keep the party going on Friday, and Kid Rock closes out the festival Saturday night.
The Bamajam festival will feature two headlining stages set up at Bamajam Farms; a 1600-acre farm which includes spaces for RVs, camping and ATV trails for the hardcore country music fan. There’s even a waterpark!
“I’m looking forward to coming to ‘Sweet Home’ and playing with my friends, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw,” said Rock. “Turn it up! We’re gonna’ set this place on fire!!”
Tickets go on-sale on March 2nd, 2012 and will feature a special 3-day $99 price for a very limited time only. Tickets can be purchased at Bamajam2012.com.
Kid Rock announced today that he has purchased 1,200 $25 Meijer gift cards that he plans to distribute throughout the city of Detroit as a Christmas present to people in need in his hometown. The gift cards, which will be distributed through local radio stations in the area, will be good for redemption at any local Meijer store. The gift cards will become available starting today, Dec. 14th. This is becoming an annual tradition for Kid Rock. Last year around Thanksgiving, Kid Rock donated 1,000 meals in the same way, and since the reaction was so great he has upped the amount to 1,200 this year.
Kid Rock recently completed a high profile underplay tour of the U.S. where, in association with a powerhouse group of local Detroit business people, more than $375,000 was donated to local charities via his Kid Rock Foundation. Sunday night, Kid Rock performed a special rendition of his current single “Care” at CNN’s Heroes: An All-Star Tribute before heading up the road to Malibu, where he and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band performed for an intimate mix of fans and friends. This is not the last charitable act Kid Rock has up his sleeve; a major announcement is being planned for early next year which will once again focus on Detroit.
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Nashville’s legendary honky tonk, celebrated their 51st birthday in style. They took over the downtown strip of Nashville with the help of Kid Rock, The Roys and the Kentucky Headhunters.The party, which started at noon on November 23rd, and went right on through to 1:30 am Thanksgiving Day!
“It’s cool to be celebrating their birthday party with them; I like parties and seem to excel in that type of atmosphere,” commented Kid Rock on the event.
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is famous for being used as a “green room” by country music legends like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb. It’s one of the most popular places visited by tourists in Music City, and locals too. The honky tonk often features surprise drop-in performances by some of country music’s biggest stars.
Country music has always been good at giving back to its fans that need it the most. Kid Rock has announced that he will help out a Kansas City mother who suffered burns after risking her life to save her children from their burning home on October 1st, 2011.
Claudia Gonzalez made two separate trips back into the home to save her children, however, tragically her 3 year-old son Yair Ramos didn’t survive.
“He was so small,” she said. “Sometimes, I feel guilty that I wasn’t able to get him out first.”
Claudia is still in hospital being treated for burns to her face, arms and legs. She’s recuperating at the Kansas University Hospital while grieving the loss of her son.
Kid Rock has offered to help. The rocker-turned-country-singer will be playing at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City on Tuesday night. His foundation will be donating money to help the mother pay for her medical bills during this troubled time.
Kid Rock just premiered his new music video “Care” on CMT.com this morning. The song features Pistol Annies’ Angaleena Presley and rapper T.I. Make sure you read our interview with Angaleena who discusses making the single with Kid Rock.
Watch the music video below:
The legendary Tootsies Orchard Lounge will be celebrating it’s 51st birthday on November 23rd with one heck of a rock bash. They’ve announced that Kid Rock will headline their celebration before his performance that night at the Ryman Auditorium. It will be part of his national tour raising awareness for people in need.
Tootsies is world famous for being used as a green room by the likes of Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and Ernest Tubb before their performances at the Ryman.
“Every time I end up at Tootsie’s its a good night, and I don’t expect this night to be any different. It’s cool to be celebrating their birthday party with them; I like parties and seem to excel in that type of atmosphere.” commented Kid Rock on the event.
The Tootsie’s Birthday Bash starts at noon on the streets of Nashville. Entertainment will take place on both Tootsie’s stages, the roof of Rippy’s, and on the street. After Kid Rock’s performance, the party will continue on into the night.
Tickets are available now on ticketmaster.com or at the Ryman box office. Ticket prices range from $45 – $85.
Just in case you haven’t heard the news, or track, yet, Kid Rock has recorded a duet with Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley. The “Holler Annie” recorded a new version of Kid Rock’s “Care” which is out at radio now. This is the third version of the single, which previously featured Martina McBride and Mary J. Blige for different takes on the song. Angaleena’s version is the one that made it to country radio as a single, however.
Listen to the track in a free stream on radio staiton KNUE’s website HERE. What version do you like better?
Kid Rock will be hosting the CMT Awards live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on June 8. The Awards will take place the day before CMA Music Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 9. This will be Kid Rock’s second year hosting.
Some of this year’s nominees include Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, and Rascall Flatts. Kid Rock himself is also nominated for Collaborative Video of the Year for “Collide” with Sheryl Crow.
Who’s going? I will be there!