Kid Rock is the self-titled sixth album by Kid Rock, his fourth Atlantic Records album. It was released in 2003. It was critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, which named it one of the 50 Greatest Albums of 2003. This is the last album to feature material in the genres of rap metal and hip hop before Rock crossed over to more country rock. "Black Bob" and "Jackson, Mississippi" were recorded for his 1996 album Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp in 1995, but were left off the album. "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Cold and Empty", "Intro", "Hillbilly Stomp" and "Run Off to LA" were recorded for the demo sessions for 2001's Cocky, but did not make the cut has well. "Feel Like Makin' Love" originally had Sheryl Crow on the song. Country singer Kenny Chesney co-wrote "Cold and Empty".
The album's lead single was a cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love". It was released October 2, 2003 to radio and peaked at number 33 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The song was performed on The Tonight Show, Big In 03 Awards and the American Music Awards for its promotional push. The promotional push was capped off by the VH-1 Special A Kid Rock Christmas. He would then go on the Rock N Roll Pain Train Tour. In January 2004 he released the dark southern metal song "Jackson, Mississippi" to rock stations and the country love ballad "Cold and Empty" to AC and Pop stations. "Jackson" peaked at number 14 on the Mainstream Rock chart while "Cold and Empty" peaked at number 20 on the AC chart. The song failed to chart on either the Top 40 or Hot 100. "Cold And Empty" was used on the WB's Smallville.In July 2004 he followed the same route releasing dual singles again, releasing the acoustic ballad "I Am" to rock radio and the country ballad "Single Father", a cover of David Allan Coe, to country radio. "I Am" peaked at number 28 on the Mainstream Rock chart and was performed on the Tonight Show and Last Call. "Single Father" would become Kid Rock's second charting country song, after "Picture". It would peak at number 50. Kid Rock was criticized at Super Bowl 38 for wearing the American flag as a poncho. The incident was overshadowed by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake and "Nipplegate".