It’s no secret that Kid Rock is a pretty staunch Conservative, and pretty good friends with former Fox News host, Tucker Carlson.
Of course, Tucker was recently let go from Fox, and has since started his own series of shows on his own Tucker Carlson Network, where he interviews some of the world’s most polarizing and interesting figures. People like John Daly, Robert Jennedy Jr., Vivek Ramaswamy, Dave Portnoy, Russell Brand, and of course his friend, Kid Rock. Even just sharing videos on Twitter (now called X), Tucker is still garnering a MASSIVE audience… million and millions of viewers per video.
However back in 2022, when Tucker was still with FOX News, he hosted ol’ Bob for an in-depth interview in his Nashville-area studio, and he touched on the conformity of the Nashville music machine, and the pressure artists are under to keep their mouths shut about politics.
A clip teaser from the interview previously went viral, of Mr. Rock talking about how he’s “uncancelable.”
“I’m uncancelable… because I don’t give a f**k. I’m not in bed with any big corporate things at the end of the day, there’s nobody that beholden to, no record companies corporate interests no nothing, you can’t cancel me. I love it when they try.”
“Because they’re in bed with record companies, and corporate deals and structures at every level.”
He was then asked when he realized he wasn’t going to back down to people trying to control what he says and does:
“I think day one. I think I was born with two middle fingers in the air.”
Tucker then asks him if there are other people in the music industry, who wish they could speak out like him.
“Every f**king day… especially the country guys. They have to be understandably careful. You know, the awards and things, radio, corporate interest, they mean a lot in country music, the awards actually help them out.
In rock and roll, it’s like, ‘hey you’re getting an award for this,’ and you’re like ‘psh, tell ’em to f**king shove it up their ass.’ I could care less about their awards. I never played any of those games anyways.”
I mean, I suppose he’s not wrong.
As much as we’ve seen independent artists like Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks and Whiskey Myers earn Gold and Platinum records lately, if you want to make it in Nashville mainstream country… you gotta play by the rules to a certain extent.
Radio is still a huge driver of mainstream country music and hell, most award show show eligibility requires that you have a radio hit to even be nominated.
Joe Rogan Details Kid Rock’s 27,000 Square Foot Nashville Mansion
Over the past few years, Kid Rock made a ton of headlines with the release of his new album Bad Reputation, as well as the anti-snowflake, anti-cancel culture anthem, “Don’t Tell Me How To Live.”
But if you wanted to know how Kid Rock actually lives, just listen to the party pad he has out in Nashville. On an episode of the The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe was chatting with fellow comedian and Nashville resident Theo Von. If you’re not familiar with Theo, he’s absolutely hysterical and he’s got a great special on Netflix right now. Go watch it, thank me later.
Anyways, back to Kid Rock…
With Theo moving to Nashville, they got to talking about other folks in Nashville, like Bob Ritchie, AKA Kid Rock. And according to Joe, Kid Rock has a SPREAD.
A 27,000 square foot mansion that looks just like the White House, there’s only two bedroom in the whole place. The rest… party space. A twenty-person hot tub that looks like a mine, a gold covered walk-in shower, an old church that was converted into a horse stable, and more.
“It’s the most wild, rockstar, hillbilly type sh*t… it’s when you give a real redneck f**kin’ insane amounts of money, they build something like this.”
If you ever get the invite to Kid Rock’s, you might wanna take it.
Kid Rock Has Massive Middle Finger Sculpture Built
If you take a cruise through Vermont, you might catch a glimpse of this 7-foot wooden middle finger along Route 128. The massive sculpture was carved out of a 700 lb block of pine and sits 16 feet in the air on the property of Ted Pelkey, who commissioned the piece as a big “F you” to the town of Westford. Pelkey is agitated with city officials for blocking a land development project on his 11-acre property.
What started as a protest has become quite the tourist attraction with daily visitors, however the artwork has since caught the attention of Kid Rock who contacted Pelkey about getting one for his Nashville property.
“I laughed and said, ‘Well, have him call me,'” Pelkey said.
And then he got this message: “Hey Ted, Merry Christmas. It’s Bob Ritchie, Kid Rock.”
He told Pelkey, “I like your style. Thanks for getting us the info on that middle finger. I gotta have one of those on my property here in Nashville.”
Pelkey contacted the Vermont artist who agreed to make another for Kid Rock., and now, Pelkey and his wife are delivering it to the rock star in person. The next time you’re in Nashville, take a drive past Kid Rock’s house, you just might see one of these waving at you.