Sometime this Spring, Kid Rock is expected to release his new album, Kid Rocks American Circus, which includes guest performances by the likes of Lenny Kravits, James Hetfield, Bob Seger, Merle Haggard and George Strait names that can be found in most Sturgis Rally bikers CD collections.
Rock will at the Legendary Buffalo Chip on Tuesday, Aug. 10 during the 70th Annual Sturgis Rally.
His to superstar status began in Romeo, Michigan. There, he entertained friends and family with covers of songs by Bob Seger and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
He got hooked on hip hop and was influenced by the Beastie Boys, Run DMC and Too Short and at just 17 years old, he signed a record deal to record Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, on Jive Records. The album was later picked up for re-release by Atlantic Records.
Taking a cue, perhaps from the biker world and the folks who attend Sturgis Bike Week each year and camp at the Buffalo Chip, Rocks In 1998, Atlantic release was named Devil Without A Cause. The 1999 single Bawidaba shot the rocker into stardom like a nitros blast on a Sturgis bikers chopper.
The History of Rock followed with the Grammy nominated hit American Bad Ass. Cocky was released in 2001 and the CD went platinum before the release of Picture, which was a country-influenced duet with his friend Sheryl Crow. That song increased awareness to a much wider audience and picked up a lot of country fans like those at the Buffalo Chip.
All Summer Long, a new anthem for the joys of August is a perfect ode to simpler times that Sturgis Rally bikers long for. The hit was part of his 2007 album Rock N Roll Jesus and is heavily influenced by Lynyrd Skynyrds Sweet Home Alabama and Warren Zevons Werewolves of London.
And, theres nothing quite like Rocks live performances, which makes him perfect for the huge stage at the Legendary Buffalo Chip. His first live album, Live Trucker features a duet with Gretchen Wilson, a Buffalo Chip alum.
Rock inducted both Bob Seger and Lynyrd Skynyrd into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
Rock joins ZZ Top, Jason Aldean, Dave Mason, The Doobie Brothers and Disturbed for the 2010 Buffalo Chip line-up. Woodruff said more announcements are forthcoming. and reservations can be made at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000