Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked a Kid Rock anthem as his campaign theme song.
Romney, a Detroit native who grew up in southeast Michigan and was the son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, is using Kid Rock's "Born Free."
Ryan Williams, a Romney campaign spokesman, confirmed the move.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, was born in Romeo and has been a supporter of the Republican party and George W. Bush. Kid Rock is a big booster of Michigan and Detroit causes.
He's sold more than 20 million records in the United States.
"Born Free" is the title track off his 2010 album — his sixth platinum record.
"I just started to think about no matter where somebody was born in this world, how lucky you are, just be the grace of God to be born free," Kid Rock told MTV in 2010.
Then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 also used a song by a Michigan native for his campaign. Obama often used Saginaw-native Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."
It was performed live on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in 2008.