Kid Rock (album)

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Kid Rock
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2003
RecordedApril–August 2003
ProducerKid Rock
Kid Rock chronology
Kid Rock
Live Trucker
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Blender2/5 stars
Entertainment Weekly(B−)[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[1]
The Village VoiceC+[2]

Kid Rock is the self-titled sixth studio 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. "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 as well. "Feel Like Makin' Love" originally had Sheryl Crow on the song. Country singer Kenny Chesney co-wrote "Cold and Empty".

The cover image was later reused for Rock's 2018 compilation album Greatest Hits: You Never Saw Coming.

Release and promotion[edit]

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".

Track listing[edit]

1."Rock N Roll Pain Train"R.J. Ritchie5:52
2."Cadillac Pussy" (written as "Cadillac P***y" on clean version)Ritchie3:12
3."Feel Like Makin' Love"Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs5:08
4."Black Bob"Ritchie, M. Shaffer, J. Trombly5:31
5."Jackson, Mississippi"Ritchie, Trombly, LeRoy4:31
6."Cold and Empty"Ritchie, Kenny Chesney, Shaffer, M. Tamburino, Trombly4:22
7."Intro"Ritchie, L. Smith, J. Simmons, D. McDaniels2:04
8."Rock N Roll"Ritchie, S. Eulinberg, J. Krause, M. McGrath, K. Olson, Trombly4:28
9."Hillbilly Stomp"F. Beauregard, Ritchie, Shaffer4:21
10."I Am"Ritchie, A. Penhallow Jr., H. Johns, C. Wojcik5:03
11."Son of Detroit"R. Brooks, T. Deluca, H.E. Tipton, David A. Coe4:21
12."Do It for You"Ritchie, Trombly4:26
13."Hard Night for Sarah"Bob Seger4:13
14."Run Off to LA"R.J. Ritchie, Sheryl Crow5:16
15."Single Father"David Allan Coe4:27



  1. "Feel Like Makin Love" by Bad Company
  2. "Son of Detroit", originally "Son of the South" by David Allan Coe
  3. "Hard Night for Sarah" by Bob Seger
  4. "Single Father" by David Allan Coe (although they co-wrote the song for Coe)


  • Kid Rock - vocals, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar, banjo, Mellotron, dobro, percussion
  • Kenny Olson - lead guitar
  • Jason Krause - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Aaron Julison - bass guitar
  • Jimmie "Bones" Trombly - piano, electric piano, keyboards, organ, Wurlitzer, harmonica, jaw harp, programming
  • Stefanie Eulinberg - drums, percussion
  • Lauren Creamer - background vocals
  • Karen Newman - background vocals
  • Thornetta Davis - background vocals
  • Misty Love - background vocals
  • Shirley Hayden - background vocals
  • Hank Williams, Jr. - vocals on "Cadillac Pussy"
  • Johnny Evans - saxophone on "Cadillac Pussy"
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd - lead guitar on "Black Bob"
  • Alto Reed - saxophone on "Black Bob"
  • David McMurray - saxophone (tenor) on "Black Bob"
  • Larry Nozero - saxophone (baritone) on "Black Bob"
  • Raye Biggs - trumpet on "Black Bob"
  • Billy Gibbons - vocals on "Hillbilly Stomp"
  • Sheryl Crow - vocals on "Run Off to LA"
  • Bob Ebeling - drums on "Jackson, Mississippi"


  1. ^ a b "Kid Rock | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. 2003-11-19. Retrieved 2014-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (November 30, 2004). "Consumer Guide: Mine Enemy the Turkey". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 13, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2003-11-11). "Kid Rock - Kid Rock | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Kid Rock Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Kid Rock Review | Music Reviews and News". 2003-11-28. Retrieved 2014-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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