NASHVILLE, TN – January 21, 2016 – Kid Rock has been named as the third and final headliner at the 4th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, the Northeast’s premier 3-day country music festival. The Festival will be held June 10-12, 2016 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Kid Rock will join Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen – who were previously announced as headliners – as well as Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Old Dominion, Neal McCoy, The Swon Brothers, The Cadillac Three, Jana Kramer, Chris Janson, Outshyne and Annie Bosko on the TOC stage in 2016. This marks Kid Rock’s first appearance at the Taste of Country Music Festival. The artist’s latest album, First Kiss, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart. Rolling Stone declared, “There’s no arguing with music offered with this degree of energy, joy and conviction,” and that “The Kid has no intention of aging gracefully — happily, he’s as ornery and open-hearted as ever.” “Kid Rock’s cross-over country has wide appeal and lends itself nicely to the Festival, which features every genre of Country music,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc. “And without a doubt, his high-energy live performance is second to none – we can’t wait for Kid to take the stage.” The Bud Light Stage, featuring a diverse mix of rising country music talent, will once again be part of the festival’s array of entertainment. Logan Brill, Adley Stump, Amanda Watkins, Keith Walker, Jake Worthington, McKenna Faith and Dylan Jakobsen are scheduled to perform. Additional information about the Bud Light Stage can be found on the Taste of Country Music Festival website, and will be posted on the Festival’s social media sites. Tickets for the Taste of Country Music Festival are on sale at www.tasteofcountryfestival.com. General admission tickets start at only $175 for a 3-day pass, available for a limited time only. VIP packages start at $529 for a 3-day VIP “Outlaw” pass, with “Super Outlaw” options available as well. The Festival is again offering attendees an off-site car and RV camping option at Bear Creek, located a few miles from the festival grounds, with camping prices starting at $119. The off-site camping passes will come with free shuffle service to/from the festival grounds. In response to the Festival’s incredible growth over the past few years, a Guaranteed Tent Camping option has been added, with passes starting at $10. Free Tent Camping is still an option, provided there is space available at the time of entry. Information on tickets, camping, VIP packages, hotel accommodations, directions and more are available online at TasteofCountryFestival.com. The Taste of Country Music Festival is the first and only 3-day country music camping festival in the Northeast. The Festival features world-class entertainment, camping in the renowned terrain of the Catskills, outdoor recreation, top-notch food and beverage service and luxury mountainside accommodations unique to host Hunter Mountain. The Festival has Continue reading KID ROCK Announced As Final Headliner: 4th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival
New Video for Care from Kid Rock and Angaleena Presley Kid Rock released the video for his current single, “Care” on Wednesday, November 23rd. Thanksgiving week is definitely an appropriate debut window for the social awareness-themed video which advocates social change at the individual level with a simple thought: just care about others. It’s a touching, relevant and interesting video which will no doubt appeal to both Kid Rock fans and those who maybe wouldn’t normally give his music a listen. The single comes off of Kid Rock’s current album, Born Free, and the album track actually features Martina McBride. However, the video features Angaleena Presley of Pistol Annies, and she makes a good addition, for sure! As is a current trend in country music (especially those artists and songs that lean a little rock-ish), the track also gets a rap influence in the contributions of rapper T.I. The single and its video are attached to a 12 date charity tour Kid Rock is engaged in now. With the help of business executives from his hometown of Detroit, Rock has managed to raise over 375,000 on the Care tour which will be given to local charities. The tour began November 11th, and will conclude in Boise, Idaho on December 4th. Check Out Kid Rock’s Video for “Care” Featuring Angaleena Presley and T.I. Care (Featuring Angaleena Presley & T.I.) – Kid Rock – Kid Rock Videos
Tootsie’s Birthday Bash To Have Kid Rock, The McClymonts, The Roys, The Kentucky Headhunters And More! Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee is having a party! Music City’s legendary honky-tonk will be celebrating their 51st Birthday on November 23, 2011! This fiesta will be happening right in the heart of downtown Nashville, partly on the famous Broadway Street. The Kentucky Headhunters, The Roys, The McClymonts and other bands that will soon be announced will be hitting the outdoor stage at 12:00 pm, just before the Kid Rock concert at the Ryman Auditorium. “Last year having Kris Kristofferson, Terri Clark, Randy Houser, and Mel Tillis was the beginning of what has become an annual event – The Tootsie’s Birthday Bash! Knowing how Kid Rock has agreed to partner with Tootsie’s and co-brand his Ryman show as part of our Birthday Bash is just proof of what we are creating here.” -Steve Smith, Tootsie’s owner Entertainment will be on both stages of Tootsie’s, the roof-top of Rippy’s and a stage in the street on Broadway. After the Kid Rock show, Tootsie’s will continue to celebrate into the night! “Every time I end up at Tootsie’s its a good night, and I don’t expect this night to be any different. It’s cool to be celebrating their birthday party with them; I like parties and seem to excel in that type of atmosphere.” -Kid Rock This is sure to be a crazy fun time and I highly suggest if you are in or around the area, get yourself to Broadway on November 23! Now that is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving so mark your calendars! Unfortunately for fans tickets to the Kid Rock show at the Ryman are sold out, but no need to panic, the party is not!
Kid Rock Announced as Host for 2011 CMT Music Awards. Kid Rock will be reprising his role of host for the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Apparently, CMT thinks they’ve got a sure thing going on as Kid Rock was last year’s host as well. Word on the street has it that Kid Rock had a pretty good time himself, and will be enjoying his second turn on the CMT stage. “Hosting the CMT awards was a wonderful bridge to a great after party. I’m looking forward to crossing that bridge again this year.” -Kid Rock While he may be excited about hosting the show, fan reactions have been mixed with some truly excited, and others ready to make alternative plans for the evening. I guess we will see how the fan turn-out pans out, and whether or not the country superstar line-up for the evening, including performances by Jason Aldean, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Kieth Urban and more, will be enough to overshadow some fans’ distaste for Kid Rock! In addition to his hosting duties, Kid Rock has also been nominated in the collaborative video of the year category for his single “Collide” with Sheryl Crow. Tickets to the 2011 CMT Music Awards go on sale this Saturday, May 21st. The show will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on CMT and cmt.com on Wednesday, June 8th.
Kid Rock and Jim Beam Bourbon join together to show support for our troops on Sept 11th. In support of America’s service members, Kid Rock and Jim Beam Bourbon are hosting a special concert on Patriot Day (Sept 11) to honor the deserving heroes of our nation. The special concert event, called “Kid Rock Salutes the Troops presented by Jim Beam: Patriot Day 2010,” will feature opening act Blackberry Smoke and will be free to all service members and their families who present their valid government issued military identification card. “Kid Rock is an American music staple, and Jim Beam is ‘America’s Native Spirit,’ so it’s only fitting that the two of us are continuing to stand by our nation’s heroes,” said Kevin George, global chief marketing officer, Beam Global Spirits & Wine. “The Patriot Day concert in Columbia is just one way for Jim Beam to honor our service members, and we look forward to toasting the men and women in our armed services with an unforgettable performance by Kid Rock.” The Patriot Day concert is one of a series of initiatives that the musician and the world’s No. 1 Bourbon have activated in support of America’s troops. These efforts include: • This year, the rock star teamed up with Operation Homefront® and Jim Beam to distribute exclusive music and encourage consumers to donate to Operation Homefront on special edition gift cartons of Jim Beam and Red Stag by Jim Beam™. • Kid Rock is slated to host a deserving service member at an upcoming concert as part of the Jim Beam and Operation Homefront “Salute Soldiers with the Spirit of America” program. • Last year, Kid Rock donated 50 cents from every ticket sold at select shows of his “Rock ‘N Rebels” concert tour hosted by Jim Beam to Operation Homefront, provider of emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. To purchase tickets or learn more about “Kid Rock Salutes the Troops presented by Jim Beam: Patriot Day 2010,” visit kidrock.com. To donate to Operation Homefront, please visit http://bit.ly/dyXEEJ. Country Music Photo Gallery
KID ROCK will join MERCURY artist JAMEY JOHNSON for a duet at the 43rd Annual CMA AWARDS next WEDNESDAY (11/11). RCA/NASHVILLE’s MARTINA McBRIDE has also been added to the performance lineup. THE JUDDS, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON and LEE ANN WOMACK have been added as presenters. The CMA AWARDS will be hosted by ARISTA labelmates BRAD PAISLEY & CARRIE UNDERWOOD. The show will be broadcast live from NASHVILLE’s SOMMET CENTER at 8p (ET) on ABC-TV.