The Kid met The King on a snowy night in Memphis, when Kid Rock delivered an epic performance at Graceland. Following a historic, acoustic jam session with his band, Twisted Brown Trucker, in the Jungle Room at Elvis Presley’s mansion, Rock performed in the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. From breakthrough hits like “Cowboy” and “Bawitdaba” to his recent anthems “Born Free” and “Care” (tossing in a bit of Elvis’s “Burning Love” for good measure), the Detroit rocker gave the invitation-only audience of 300 a definitive look at a remarkable career – from inside the walls of rock and roll’s greatest landmark.
The Detroit rocker gave the invitation-only audience of 300 a definitive look at a remarkable career – from inside the walls of rock and roll’s greatest landmark.
A born and bred son of Detroit, Kid Rock first burst onto the music scene in the early ‘90s with a unique sound that fused hip-hop with heavy metal and country. Kid Rock gained a cult following, and in 1998 he released his breakthrough record, Devil Without a Cause, which sold 11 million copies and included the hits “Bawitdaba”, “Only God Knows Why”, and “Cowboy”. Since then, he has released seven albums, including the best-selling rock album of 2008, Rock ‘N Roll Jesus, and Born Free, which he describes as an organic blues-based rock and roll record. It features a wide range of collaborations from the rock, country, and rap communities, with such artists as Zac Brown, Sheryl Crow, and T.I. contributing to several of the tracks.
Graceland, Elvis’ home in Memphis, has become the rock n’ roll pilgrimage every music fan has to take. The most famous home in the world can be found in music, movies, books and on television around the world. In addition to the mansion, the Graceland experience also includes several rotating exhibits, Elvis’ custom jets and Elvis Presley’s Auto Museum. The auto museum features over 30 vehicles owned by the king, including Harley Davidson motorcycles, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, his famous Pink Cadillac and more. Photography courtesy of Erika Goldring and Jeremy Deputat for Artists Den Entertainment