Politicians have long depended on musicians to provide music that would help enliven the fans and bolster their campaigns.
But for the first time a multi platinum selling artist can supply his own music for a political campaign. Detroit rocker Kid Rock has officially announced his intentions to run for the United States Senate in 2018.
071220-N-0696M-280 Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Balad, Iraq (Dec. 20, 2007) – Kid Rock performs at the USO Holiday Tour stop at Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Balad, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2007.
Noting that other politicians have written books, Kid Rock plans to release music to help get his message across. In fact, right after the announcement of his intention to run for office, Kid Rock released two new music videos – “Po Dunk” and “Greatest Show on Earth” – which features shooting guns, beer drinking, and scantily clad women.
And he has already created a few campaign slogans of his own -Pimp the Nation, Party to the People, and In Rock We Trust.
His stance on the upcoming bid for office…, “I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all.”
Noting the mixed reactions to the news, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said, “I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right? Well, maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too.”
Id Rock said he plans on, “being a voice for tax paying, hardworking Americans;” adding that he will let the politicians know that the people are fed up.
The Michigan native has noted revealed whether he will be running under his musical of Kid Rock or his birth name of Robert James Ritchie.
The rocker, who made a splash on social media in April for his visit to the Oval Office with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent, was once quoted as saying, “I do not believe that artists or actors and people should be out there like voicing their full-blown opinions on politics because, let’s face it, at the end of the day, I’m not that smart of a guy. I play Rock ‘n’ Roll, that’s what I do. Who would you trust to make your decisions, Donald Rumsfeld or the Dixie Chicks.”
Sherrill is an award winning journalist and photographer. Her specialty is music, entertainment, and sports.To date she has had over 6,000 works published - including profiles, news pieces, reviews, and obituaries; both in print and online. She has covered 100's of concerts and conducted numerous interviews including members of One Republic, Clannad, Celtic Thunder, The Wiggles, the J. Geils Band, DoDriver, More Than Me, abd Thunderhand Joe and the Medicine Show.She has also co-authored a book on the history of a Rochester New York Congregation.She is also a photographer and artist whose photographs can be seen in some of her articles.Unless otherwise stated, the photos that appear in the articles belong to her.Sherrill makes her home in the western New York area.Sherrill contributes music and sports news for The Daily Voice News.Contact her at: [email protected]