Born Free (Kid Rock song)
|Single by Kid Rock|
|from the album Born Free|
|Released||October 29, 2010|
|Genre||Rock, Country, Heartland Rock|
|Songwriter(s)||R. J. Ritchie, Marlon Young|
|Kid Rock singles chronology|
A music video was also filmed for the single, filming took place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It features Rock driving through the valleys in his car and on his motorcycle throughout the video. The farm he is standing in the field of is Cook's Farm Dairy in Ortonville. 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.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||21|
|European Hot 100||95|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||23|
|Switzerland (Media Control AG)||42|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||26|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||39|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||52|
|US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)||14|
|US Rock Songs (Billboard)||31|
Mitt Romney campaign
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 for a Rally. He also performed it at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire at an "Election Eve Rally" with Romney which was the largest political event in New Hampshire history.
In other uses
He also performed it at the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game in 2010.
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