One must only look at his stage name to see the kind of music Kid Rock gravitates toward. According to his latest romance rumors, however, Kid Rock may be looking to add a little more country to his life. Kid Rock has been more than a little controversial since the beginning because of his I-don’t-care attitude and rebellious rock sounds. Recent tabloid reports again have him the talk of town as magazines are saying he is romantically linked to former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler. This talk comes after earlier reports that Kid Rock is dating former collaborator Sheryl Crow. Ironically, Kid Rock posed for pictures between Pickler and Crow at People magazine’s after party following the 2009 CMT Awards. This isn’t the first time Kid Rock has made romance headlines, as he also had a brief marriage to former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson. Fans can see him perform live in concert with Kid Rock tickets online.
Kid Rock’s given name is Robert James Ritchie, and he was raised just north of Detroit. Even as a young man, Ritchie started immersing himself in rap music and started seeing a possible future for himself in the music scene when he heard the music of the Beastie Boys. By that late 1980s, Kid Rock was pursuing music intently and created a demo. He then signed a deal with Jive Records and dropped his debut, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, in 1990. The album brought him some major criticism as well as fan attention for his song “Yodelin’ in the Valley” with its overt sexual references. Even with the publicity, his album failed to do well, and Jive parted ways with Ritchie not long after.
In the wake of his unsuccessful first try, he moved to New York and soon signed to a small label to release his second album, The Polyfuze Method, in 1993. Kid Rock soon returned home to Detroit and released Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp in 1996. He started performing with other talented names in the area, and he got a second chance by signing a deal with Atlantic Records. He dropped Devil Without a Cause in 1998 and caught a break because of the single “Bawitdaba.” He had even more success from that album with the singles “Cowboy” and “Only God Knows Why.” This hit album debuted his mix of rap, Southern rock, hard rock and a tinge of country and made it into the Top Five, turning Kid Rock into a superstar.
Cocky came next in 2001 and introduced a new side of Ritchie. He had some hits with his now-signature style but also released a duet with Sheryl Crow called “Picture.” The single placed him on everything from the country charts to the adult contemporary charts and in the Billboard Hot 100 as well. He dropped a self-titled effort next, followed by a live album. In 2007, Kid Rock released the album Rock N Roll Jesus, which became his first number one album. He had massive crossover success from that release in the form of a single called “All Summer Long,” which recalled scenes from Kid Rock’s younger years.
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