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Here are blog highlights by 'Access Atlanta' where Kid Rock talks about his charity tour:
Thursday evening, before kicking off the 12-city tour with a sold-out show at Center Stage, Rock, joined by Grady Health Foundation President Lisa Borders, Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association of Atlanta President Kevin Miller and Camp Twin Lakes Special Events Coordinator Adam Cohen, fielded questions from a small media corps upstairs in The Loft.
The laid-back Rock immediately shook hands and took photos with guests from the parade association and Camp Twin Lakes before explaining his reason for the tour: “I’m an empty nester now. My son went to college and I was getting bored smoking cigars on the back porch…I’ve had a foundation now for awhile in Detroit and what really matters to me outside of friends and family is music, so I thought why not take money from the foundation and do a club tour.”
Rock also approached some heavy financial hitters in Detroit – Quicken Loans Inc., Fathead and Compuware among them – to donate money as well. So far, more than $250,000 will benefit the selected charities.
”The response was unbelievable,” he said, adding that part of his mission is to also enhance the image of Detroit. “Just give Detroit another look, you know? Come visit us. Buy some Faygo or a Ford.”
Read the full article at Blogs.AJC.com.