Hit maker Kid Rock brings his “Born Free Tour” with very special guest Jamey Johnson to the Kentucky Exposition Center’s sister facility and Louisville’s newest multi-purpose arena, the KFC Yum! Center, this Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The tour, appropriately named, is in support of his latest studio album “Born Free.”
Kid Rock’s music spans a variety of musical genres that include rap, southern rock, hip-hop and country. His latest record, “Born Free” provides a soulful sound from the star as he said it was made thinking of his hometown of Detroit and the issues facing the world from the point of view of a Detroit resident. The album includes the hit single and title track, “Born Free” as well as collaborations with Zac Brown, Bob Seger, Trace Adkins and Sheryl Crow. Rapper T.I. and country sensation Martina McBride worked closely with Kid Rock on the track “Care.”
“Born Free” follows the 2007 release of “Rock ‘N Roll Jesus,” which debuted at No. 1, stayed on the charts for 100 weeks and became the biggest selling Rock album of 2008. “Rock ‘N Roll Jesus” garnered the hit single, “All Summer Long” that was No. 1 in eight countries, solidifying Kid Rock as an international superstar.
Joining Kid Rock and his band Twisted Brown Trucker Band is very special guest Jamey Johnson who will feature songs from his recently released double-album “The Guitar Song.” In 2007, Johnson was recognized by the Academy of County Music and Country Music Association for co-writing the George Strait hit “Give It Away.” He earned Song of the Year in 2009 from the same two organizations for the hit single “In Color” off his “That Lonesome Song” album. Johnson also co-wrote the Trace Adkins’ hit, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.”
A limited number of tickets are still available for $89, $52.50, $42.50 and $29.50, reserved seating. Ticket prices include facility fee. Tickets may be purchased at the KFC Yum! Center, the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlets, through Ticketmaster Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.