"Lonely Road of Faith" was the second released single from Kid Rock's 2001 album Cocky. The song is a melodic, piano-driven country ballad about a relationship on the rocks. Surprisingly, this song was written in 1995. It remained unreleased, however, until the 2001 release of Cocky. It received some minor attention on CMT, as the live version from CMT's Crossroads peaked at #2 on CMT Most Wanted Live and #17 on the CMT Top 20 Countdown. The MTV and VH1 Music Video was taken from Kid Rock's 2002 performance at the MTV USO special for troops stationed at Germany's Ramstein Air Base. The song peaked at #15 on the Mainstream Rock Charts.
Also, as part of World Wrestling Entertainment's "Tribute to the Troops" special, "Lonely Road of Faith" was used in a video package with highlights of wrestlers' arrivals and performances as well as interaction with the wounded U.S. troops in Iraq. This was the second time the company had used the song for a video highlights package, having previously used it in 2002 as the track for a 'History of the WWF' video. The live version from CMT Crossroads was a bonus track on 2007s Rock N Roll Jesus. An alternate version was released on the EP Racing Father Time in 2010. It was more country based with mandolin and pedal steel.