The same year, Kid Rock contributed to the tribute album I've Always Been Crazy: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings, honoring the late country singer by covering the song "Luckenbach, Texas" in collaboration with country singer Kenny Chesney.
In 2004, he performed at the Super Bowl, in a controversial appearance that spurred criticism from Veterans of Foreign Wars and Senator Zell Miller for wearing the American flag with one slit in the middle, as a poncho; Kid Rock was accused of "desecrating" the flag.
Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist and actor.
In a career spanning over 20 years, Kid Rock's music has encompassed rock, hip hop and country.
While ICP member Violent J disliked Kid Rock's music, he wanted the rapper to appear on ICP's debut album, Carnival of Carnage, believing the appearance would gain ICP notice, since Kid Rock was a nationally successful artist.
Noting that local rapper Esham was paid 0 to appear on ICP's album, Violent J claims that Kid Rock demanded 0 to record his guest appearance, alleging that Esham and Kid Rock had a feud over who was the bigger rapper.
Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker grew up together in New York City.
They began writing songs when they were 12 years old.
The bandmembers were drummer Slim Jim Phantom, bassist Lee Rocker, and guitarist Earl Slick.
The album became a hit, spurred by the crossover success of the single "Picture", a country ballad featuring Sheryl Crow which introduced Kid Rock to a wider audience and was ultimately the most successful single on the album.
In support of the album, Kid Rock performed on the American Bad Ass Tour in 2001, supported by country singer David Allan Coe as an opening act; Coe's participation was criticized by journalist Neil Strauss: noting Kid Rock's hip hop background, Strauss alleged that Coe's songs were racist, and suggested that Coe's participation conflicted with Kid Rock's musical lineage.
Starting with his 2010 album Born Free, the country music style has dominated Kid Rock's musical direction, and since 2007's Rock N Roll Jesus until 2017's Sweet Southern Sugar, Kid Rock has not released new rap songs.
During this time, Kid Rock began his professional association with producer Mike E.