Kid Rock Earns Standing Ovation at American Music Awards
Kid Rock did Detroit proud again Sunday night with his performance of "Times Like These" during the American Music Awards.
Rock belted out lyrics about the Motor City's struggle during the auto crisis and recent recession while images of the area's stressed cityscape and landmarks filled screens in the background. The acoustic version of the song, off his new "Born Free" album, garnered a standing ovation from a sold-out audience at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.
SOURCE: Staff / MyFoxDetroit.com
Below is an excerpt from the 'Detroit Free Press'
Kid Rock Keeps Local Viewers Buzzing After AMA Performance
The post-American Music Awards chatter around the rest of the country might be focused on Justin Bieber's sweep and Taylor Swift's bangs.
But in Detroit they're talking about Kid Rock.
The homegrown star got local viewers buzzing with his Sunday night performance of "Times Like These," his new song inspired by Detroit's tough stretch.
Seated on a stool and gracefully backlit on L.A.'s Nokia Theatre stage, Rock offered a warm, heartfelt acoustic version of the song, eliciting a standing ovation and lighting up Twitter and Facebook with viewer raves.
A video screen behind him displayed a series of Michigan images, including the Spirit of Detroit statue and the Made in Detroit logo.
SOURCE: Brian Mccollum / Detroit Free Press
Pink via Twitter:"I think Kid Rock killed it tonight. had to add that...thanks. bye (sic)."
Below is a preview from Kid Rock's performance on the 38th annual 'American Music Awards.'