Kid Rock clearly isn't into all the fawning that goes on with celebrity.
Striding into the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts a few months ago, he bypassed the handlers who were set to cater to the performers at the Point of Light Celebration that honored former President George H.W. Bush. Instead, Rock posed for a few photos, briefly chatted with fans, and was on his way. That type of down-home attitude is one that translates to his music and has resonated with rock fans in his hometown of Detroit, country fans in Nashville, Tenn., (where Kid Rock owns a condo) and to music fans seemingly everywhere else.
"People in north Michigan are not different at all from people in southern Alabama," Kid Rock told Time Out Chicago. "Trust me, someone who's spent a lot of time in both places. They're all hardworking, simple people."
The same could be said for Kid Rock, who has worked hard to remain true to his middle class roots. Not only has he walked the red carpet with his dad, but he's shed what he calls "dramatic" aspects of his life (think marriage to Pamela Anderson) that other musicians might embrace. The title of his latest album and current tour with Sheryl Crow, "Born Free," is perhaps a more accurate glimpse into the attitude of Rock, whose birth name is Bob Richie.
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