"Born Free" is the title of a song by Kid Rock from his eighth studio album of the same name. It was released as the lead single for the album on October 29, 2010, which was released on November 16, 2010. It has peaked at number 31 on the BillboardRock Songs chart.
A music video was also filmed for the single, filming took place at the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It features Rock driving through the valleys on his car and his motorcycle throughout the video. At the end of the video, Kid Rock is seen on a beach along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior finishing up the song.
It was announced on December 7, 2011, that Republican hopeful Mitt Romney would use the song as his campaign theme song. Kid Rock subsequently issued a statement saying "He and anyone else who wants to use my song do not need my permission. I said he could use it and I would say the same for any other candidate."
On February 27, 2012, Kid Rock joined Romney at a campaign rally in Detroit and performed the song. "He loves Michigan and Detroit and so do I," Romney said. The rally occurred on the eve of the Michigan Republican primary, which saw Romney defeat Rick Santorum.
Kid Rock also performed the song at Red Rocks, Colorado during the Romney campaign.