Kid Rock is proving that his tune 'Care' can become more than a song, a video and a tour. The Detroit native is setting the example through his Care Tour, which has played smaller venues in 12 cities and seen the singer make donations to local charities in each town.
"My son is going to Belmont (University) now, and I'm all alone," Kid Rock told his Nashville audience at the city's famed Ryman Auditorium. "I was sitting at home trying to figure out what the hell do I do now? So I finally thought to myself, the one thing I love beyond friends and family is music. So why don't we get back to the music we love and go out and do something good for people?
"I started a charity a few years ago (the Kid Rock Foundation, based in Detroit), and there are a lot of good people in Detroit who need help," he continued. "But I decided to go out and play music in its most honest form, take some money and give it to our neighbors. By the time this tour is over, we will have given $375,000 to friends in these cities through the Foundation."
In Nashville, donations went to Gilda's Club, Best Buddies and Nashville Rescue Mission. Charities receiving funds in Denver were Safe House Denver, Excelsior Youth Center and Bikers Against Child Abuse. Also in Denver, Kid Rock gave a $5,000 check to a 17-year old Kentucky girl, Josie Krammes, to help pay for her enrollment in Lafayette-based Catalyst Alternative Private High School. The girl sees it as a second chance at life, which she plans to use to help other troubled teens.
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