Kid Rock debuts Detroit song on Pure Michigan site
'Detroit, Michigan' will be available Nov. 19 on 'Rebel Soul' album by Detroit rocker
Kid Rock has debuted a new song off his upcoming album "Rebel Soul" called "Detroit, Michigan."
The song went live Monday exclusively on Pure Michigan's website. You'll be able to listen to it until Nov. 19, when his album is released.
The fourth track on “Rebel Soul,” “Detroit, Michigan” chronicles many of Detroit’s musical superstars, including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger and George Clinton, as well as icons like Rosa Parks and Henry Ford. Kid Rock sings about that old time rock n roll and the Big Three in the song, which is only available on michigan.org.
“Detroit, Michigan” showcases Kid Rock’s pride in the city, and Pure Michigan wants to hear from its fans about the places they go and things they do to get their “Detroit Pride” pumping.
Rebel Soul will be the 9th studio album for the five-time Grammy nominee. Kid Rock’s last studio album, “Born Free,” featured Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior, as well as Ortonville, Mich. in the music video for the title track off the album. In August, Kid Rock served as Grand Marshal of the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Kid Rock again to offer his fans and the fans of Pure Michigan the chance to preview “Detroit, Michigan,” exclusively on michigan.org,” said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Kid Rock is a long-time champion for Michigan – through his lyrics, as in the case of “Detroit, Michigan,” and through philanthropic efforts including his work to establish the Kid Rock Foundation and the Made in Detroit Endowed Scholarship.”
Kid Rock recently joined forces with Quicken Loans as part of the Opportunity: Made in Detroit campaign to spread the word about the resurgence of Detroit as a place to work, live and play.
He has also worked with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, holding sold-out a joint concert with the orchestra at the Fox Theatre in May. Ticket sales from that concert helped to raise $1 million for the DSO.
As an entrepreneur, Kid Rock opened the American BadAss Beer Company in Michigan in July 2009, and refueled and became the face of the Made in Detroit brand and clothing line.
Kid Rock established the Kid Rock Foundation to raise funds for and provide resources to other non-profit organizations across Michigan and around the country, especially those working to aid disadvantaged children, victims of war and natural disasters, and those suffering from illness. He also works closely with The Rainbow Connection to help fulfill wishes of children in Michigan who have life-threatening illnesses, and the Detroit-based Karmanos Cancer Institute.
In 2009, Kid Rock established the Made in Detroit Endowed Scholarship through Wayne State University to help offset tuition costs of students from throughout southeastern Michigan who are selected for their academic achievements and limited financial resources.
As one of the country's most ardent supporters of the United States military, Kid Rock works closely with Operation Homefront, the USO and Operation Happy Note, among other organizations, whose missions are to assist armed forces members and their families. He also regularly visits service members and has performed for troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Spain and Kosovo.
Kid Rock has sold more than 25 million records since his debut more than a decade ago.
His album “Rock ‘N Roll Jesus,” released in 2007, debuted at #1 and stayed in the charts for 100 weeks, becoming the biggest selling Rock album of 2008. His hit single “All Summer Long” hit #1 in eight countries. He has performed at events ranging from the Grammy’s to the Country Music Awards to the Hip Hop Honors.