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Kid Rock

  • Hit songs include "Bawitdaba," "Cowboy," "Picture," and "All Summer Long"
  • Received American Music, Billboard, World Music, CMT, and People's Choice Awards
  • Has Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Albums

As rap-metal acts like Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Rage Against the Machine began to dominate the hard rock landscape in the mid-90s, Atlantic Records decided to take a chance on Kid Rock. He shot to superstardom with his fourth album, 1998's Devil Without a Cause. The album didn't do much upon its initial release in August 1998, but a promotional push from the label and MTV helped make the second single and video, "Bawitdaba," a nationwide smash. The follow-up, "Cowboy," achieved similar success.

After a decade of trying, Kid Rock was a superstar with a Top 5, seven-times-platinum album and a gig at Woodstock '99. Rock acquired the rights to his indie label recordings and remixed or re-recorded the best material for The History of Rock, released in 2000.

By the winter of 2001, he had completed work on Cocky and had released "Forever" to success on rock radio. In 2007, Rock released Rock n Roll Jesus which became his first album to go No. 1, and went on to become certified triple platinum by the RIAA. Rock released his tenth album in 2015.


Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on November 8, 2009.