Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band brought bushels of energy and attitude to the stage.
Opening with the driving rocker, "Rock N Roll Jesus" and the rap-rock of "Son of Detroit," Kid Rock made it clear he wouldn't be changing much in his normal concert set just because he was playing at Country Thunder.
He dedicated "Lowlife (Living the Highlife)" to "all the hillbillies here" and had everyone waving their arms and hats to the country-rap of "Cowboy."
The Southern-rock-flavored "Only God Knows Why" and "All Summer Long," as well as "Picture," featuring a nice duet with Stacy Michelle, also connected with fans whose taste leaned more toward country."
Rock also performed the in-your-face "You Never Met a MF Quite Like Me" and a cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People".
In between one song, an audience member wearing a cowboy hat was overheard telling his buddy, "Kid Rock can put on a plaid shirt, but that doesn't mean he's a country artist."
SOURCE: Larry Rodgers of AZ Central
Photos Credit: Chris Braden of Country Thunder Pix and Local Florence photographer Sean Higgins