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Kid Rock Shares “Care” With Martina McBride, T.I.

There are very few details available about the upcoming Kid Rock/Martina McBride/T.I. collaboration. But here’s what we do know: The trio has recorded a song called “Care” together. McBride talked about it during an industry summit last week in Nashville. “It seems like an odd pairing, but I love that he sees the real redneck in me,” she said. She went on to explain that Rock sings the first verse, she sings the second and T.I. sings the third. “Crazy, but it’s really uplifting and it’s a cool melody and it feels good. It makes sense. If I was rapping the third verse, that would not make sense,” she added. That kind of makes me wonder what that third verse is all about. I’ve also heard that the song is about Detroit’s struggling economy. We’ll have to wait for Kid Rock’s next album, Born Free, to hit the streets in early September before we know more.

Kid Rock Keeps It “Real” at CMT Music Awards

Yes, he smoked. Yes, he made some snide remarks that might’ve been a little inappropriate for a family show. Kid Rock did all those bad-boy things right. But here is why he was the perfect host for the CMT Music Awards. During his 10-second speech at the very end, he said this: “As a music lover, if it looks good you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But if it’s real, you’ll feel it.” I don’t know if the show’s writers wrote that for him or if he came up with it on his own, but it felt genuine to me. And that’s the power of music and of Kid Rock. He may not be the countriest guy out there, and he wasn’t an obvious choice as host. But you can tell that to him, music is all that matters. And to me, that matters.

Host Kid Rock Has a Leg Up on Carrie Underwood

Kid Rock loves the whole country music scene. And really, who doesn’t? There’s a lot to love, whether you like old-school country, Southern rock, pop country or bluegrass. But Rock admits that he was a little skeptical when he was asked to host tomorrow night’s (June 9)2010 CMT Music Awards, because he’s nervous about being on live TV. “I was really unsure if I could pull off carrying the show, or if I was going to look like an idiot. But I said, ‘What the hell?'” He told Us Weekly that he’s most looking forward to Carrie Underwood: “Every performance of her is like, ‘Check out my legs!’ I’m like, ‘I know! They’re awesome! I get it!'” The country rocker recently announced he’ll be hanging in Nashville for a few extra days since he’ll be playing the LP Field Concert Stage on Friday night (June 11) during the CMA Music Festival.