Tag: Kid Rock

Monday 1/17/22 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Kid Rock

Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock (also known as Bobby Shazam), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. His style alternates between rock, hip hop, country, and heavy metal. A self-taught musician, he plays every instrument in his backing band and has overseen production on all but two of his albums.

Kid Rock started his music career as a rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1990) on Jive Records. His subsequent independent releases The Polyfuze Method (1993) and Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp (1996) saw him developing a more distinctive style, which was fully realized on his breakthrough album Devil Without a Cause (1998), which sold 14 million copies. This album and its follow-up, Cocky (2001), were noted for blending elements of hip hop, country, rock and heavy metal. His most successful single from that period, “Cowboy” (1999), is considered a pioneering song in the country rap genre.[3] His best-selling singles overall are “Picture” (2002) and “All Summer Long” (2008). Starting with his 2007 album Rock n Roll Jesus, his musical output has tended to be in the country and rock styles.

Thursday 6/10/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from Rick Astley, Ricky Martin, Clay Aiken, Britney Spears, Norah Jones, Elton John, Staind, B-52s, and more . . . 2pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 6/3/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from Fantasia, Disturbed, Cher, Elton John, Santana, Bo Bice, Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas and more . . .

Thursday 5/20/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from Daniel Bedingfield, Christina Aguilera, Bee Gees, Kid Rock, George Strait, Dian Diaz, Baha Men, Bo Bice, Celine Dion, Sugarland, P!nk, and more . .

Friday 11/27/2020 2am ET: Feature LP: Kid Rock – Cocky (2001)

Cocky is the fifth studio album by Kid Rock. Released in 2001, it is his third release for Atlantic Records.

The album is known for featuring the ballad “Picture”, recorded as a duet with Sheryl Crow. In May 2011, the album was certified 5× platinum by the RIAA and has sold 5,344,000 copies in the US as of December 2013.

According to his official website that made a timeline for his 45th birthday in January 2016, Cocky was certified 6 X platinum on August 26, 2008. However RIAA only certified the album at 5 X platinum.

The album was dedicated to Rock’s former assistant and hype man Joe C., who died in November of the previous year from celiac disease complications. 75 songs were written for the album, but only 30 of them were recorded as a song for the album. One of the recorded songs that did not make the album was “If I Was President”, a standard blues song that Rock plays frequently in concert. Another song left off the album was the Joe C. eulogy “In Your Lifetime”. “Picture” received a CMA nomination in 2003 for Vocal Event of the Year and would go on to be Rock’s first gold single. Some of the songs that were recorded during this album’s sessions appeared on Rock’s self titled album.

1. “Trucker Anthem” 4:39
2. “Forever” 3:46
3. “Lay It on Me” 4:56
4. “Cocky” 3:57
5. “What I Learned Out on the Road” 4:58
6. “I’m Wrong, But You Ain’t Right” 4:56
7. “Lonely Road of Faith” 5:28
8. “You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me” 4:53
9. “Picture” (featuring Sheryl Crow) 4:58
10. “I’m a Dog” 3:36
11. “Midnight Train to Memphis” 4:44
12. “Baby Come Home” 3:08
13. “Drunk in the Morning” 5:31
14. “WCSR” (featuring Snoop Dogg) 4:44

Kid Rock – vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, Dobro, banjo, steel guitar, synthesizer, turntables, harmonica, organ, piano, bass, drum machine
Snoop Dogg – vocals on “WCSR”
Jimmie Bones – piano, organ, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Sheryl Crow – bass, vocals, twelve-string guitar
Stefanie Eulinberg – drums, percussion, vocals
Shirley Hayden – vocals
Jason Krause – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Misty Love – vocals
Matt O’Brien – bass
Kenny Olson – bass, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Paradime – vocals on Forever
Uncle Kracker – vocals, turntables
David Spade – smart-ass on “Midnight Train to Memphis”
Jeff Grand – Free Bird solo

Friday 4pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 4)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Rise Against, INXS, Bad Company, Maroon 5, Kid Rock, Queen, Montgomery Gentry, Doobie Brothers, Theory of A Deadman, Beatles, Smash Mouth, Carole King and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Artist Countdown: Kid Rock Top 25 Hits 1p ET @KidRock

Kid RockRobert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He is most popularly known for his first commercial success, the 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause, which sold 13 million albums worldwide. He is a five time Grammy Award nominee and has sold 25 million albums in the U.S. according to soundscan. The RIAA certified him selling 23.5 million albums. He was Soundscan’s number one selling male solo musician of the 2000s, selling 17.6 million albums; he was 17th overall for the decade.

Born in Romeo, Michigan, Rock was a rapper and hip hop performer with 5 releases between 1990 and 1997, including a reissue and an EP. After signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1998, he gained commercial success in the rap-rock genre behind the singles “Bawitdaba”, “Cowboy” and “Only God Knows Why” (the latter foreshadowing his move into country rock). After Devil Without a Cause’s success in 2000, he released The History of Rock, a compilation of remixed and remastered versions of songs from previous albums as well as the hit rock single, “American Bad Ass”.

Rock’s follow-up records became more rock-, country-, and blues-oriented, starting with 2001’s Cocky. His collaboration with Sheryl Crow on the song “Picture” was his first country hit and biggest pop hit in the US to date charting at No. 4 on the Hot 100. After 2003’s Kid Rock and 2006’s Live Trucker sales declined from the previous releases, he then released Rock n Roll Jesus in 2007. The album featured the song “All Summer Long”, which charted at No. 1 in eight countries across Europe and Australia. In 2010, he released Born Free, which featured an eponymous song that became the political campaign theme of Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 All Summer Long
2 Born Free
3 Only God Knows Why
4 Picture (featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer)
5 Cowboy
6 Bawitdaba
7 American Bad Ass
8 Forever
9 Good to Be Me(Uncle Kracker featuring Kid Rock)
10 Collide (featuring Sheryl Crow and Bob Seger)
11 Care (featuring Martina McBride or Angaleena Presley)
12 Let’s Ride
13 Roll On
14 So Hott
15 Amen
16 Jackson, Mississippi
17 Lonely Road of Faith
18 Cold and Empty
19 I Am
20 I Am the Bullgod
21 You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me
22 Feel Like Makin’ Love
23 Rock n Roll Jesus
24 Wasting Time
25 God Bless Saturday

Artist Countdown: Uncle Kracker Top 25 Tracks @radiomax @unclekracker


Matthew Shafer (born June 6, 1974) is an American rock musician known as Uncle Kracker. His singles include “Follow Me”, “Smile”, and “Drift Away“. His music was more rap rock-based at the start of his career before turning in a more country rock influenced direction on later releases.

Shafer was born in Mississippi but raised in Harrison Township, Michigan. In 1987, with his brother Mike Shafer, he visited a nightclub in Clawson, Michigan where a turntables competition was occurring. His older brother was competing against a then-unknown musician, Kid Rock. Shafer then spent a lot of time with Kid Rock, and they became “best friends”. In those times, he was mainly rapping. He went to L’Anse Creuse High School. In 1994, Kid Rock asked Shafer to play turntables for his band called Twisted Brown Trucker. Shafer knew nothing of using turntables, but since his brother was an experienced DJ, he agreed. He only performed at live shows at the time, until he began recording for Rock’s album, Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp; Shafer was a featured vocalist on some of the tracks. He then began working on a solo album, but he continued being the DJ for Kid Rock. Upon the release of Rock’s multi-platinum album, The History Of Rock, Shafer decided that it was time to release his first solo album, Double Wide.

Shafer has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Melanie Haas, since 1998. They have three daughters. (Source: wikipedia)

1 Follow Me
2 Smile
3 In a Little While
4 Drift Away (featuring Dobie Gray)
5 My Girlfriend
6 When the Sun Goes Down (with Kenny Chesney)
7 Good to Be Me (featuring Kid Rock)
8 Four Letter Word
9 Main Street
10 The Weight
11 I Don’t Know
12 Hey Hey Hey
13 Blue Skies
14 Livin’ The Dream
15 In Between Disasters
16 You Got That Thing
17 To Think I Used To Love You
18 Another Love Song
19 Rescue
20 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
21 Songs About Me, Soongs About You
22 Memphis Soul Song
23 Nobody’s Sad on a Saturday Night
24 My Hometown
25 Writing It Down

Feature LP: Kid Rock – Born Free (2010) 12pm ET

Robert James “Bob” Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist and rapper with five Grammy Awards nominations. Kid Rock released several studio albums that mostly went unnoticed before his 1998 record Devil Without a Cause, released with Atlantic Records, sold 11 million albums behind the hits, “Bawitdaba”, “Cowboy”, and “Only God Knows Why“. In 2000, he released The History of Rock, a compilation of remixed and remastered versions of songs from previous albums as well as the hit single, “American Bad Ass“.

Born Free, American artist Kid Rock’s eighth studio album, was released on November 16, 2010 with the self titled track being it’s lead single. The album is a rock and roll collaboration produced by Rick Rubin featuring several high profile artists such as, T.I., Sheryl Crow, and Bob Seger. Kid Rock described it as “very organic blues based rock and roll”. This album is Kid Rock’s first to feature no Parental Advisory sticker. Cable network TBS used the title track, “Born Free”, for its coverage of the 2010 Major League Baseball postseason. It was announced on June 16, 2011 that Born Free was certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipments in excess of one million copies. This gives Kid Rock his sixth Platinum album certification in the US.

1. Born Free 5:14
2. “Slow My Roll” 4:19
3. “Care” (featuring Martina McBride and T.I.) (Ritchie, Young, Clifford Harris) 4:12
4. “Purple Sky” (Ritchie, Young, J. Boland) 4:06
5. “When It Rains” 4:46
6. God Bless Saturday 3:35
7. “Collide” (featuring Sheryl Crow and Bob Seger on piano) 4:49
8. “Flyin’ High” (featuring Zac Brown) 4:03
9. “Times Like These” 5:57
10. “Rock On” 5:23
11. “Rock Bottom Blues” 3:51
12. “For the First Time (In a Long Time)” 5:55