ESPN Music: Kid Rock

Music featured on 'College GameDay'

September, 2, 2013
Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN’s "College GameDay" Programming, links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

Music for "College GameDay" Programming

Big and Rich: ”Comin’ To Your City" from the “Comin’ To Your City” album.

(iTunes | Amazon)

Florida Georgia Line: ”Round Here" from the “Here’s To The Good Times” album.

(iTunes | Amazon)

Tesla: ”Signs" from the “Time’s Makin’ Changes – The Best of Tesla” album.

(iTunes | Amazon)

The Go Team: ”Bust-Out Brigade" from the “Rolling Blackouts” album.

(iTunes | Amazon)

Kid Rock: ”God Bless Saturday" from the “Born Free” album.

(iTunes | Amazon)

Bad Rabbits: ”How High"
Not available for sale

Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz pen NFL anthems

October, 19, 2012
The NFL and Pepsi today announced the expansion of the Pepsi NFL Anthems program with two new songs.

Lenny Kravitz penned “Like a Jet” for the team he grew up cheering for in New York, and Aerosmith, staunch supporters of the New England Patriots, have released an anthem titled “Legendary Child -- Patriots Anthem.”

The new tracks are available for free download here, and join originally created anthems by Kid Rock (Detroit Lions), Kelly Clarkson (Dallas Cowboys), Ice Cube (Oakland Raiders) Travie McCoy (New York Giants), as well as a Wiz Khalifa remix of “Black and Yellow” (Pittsburgh Steelers).

Take a listen to Lenny Kravitz:

And Aerosmith.

Kid Rock's songs for NASCAR shows

September, 15, 2012
Kid RockGeoff Burke/Getty ImagesStarting this weekend, Kid Rock will have a selection of songs on ESPN's NASCAR coverage.
Kid Rock will lend both his presence and his music to ESPN’s telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which begins with this Sunday’s event at Chicagoland Speedway. ESPN’s coverage from Chicagoland begins at 1 p.m. ET with "NASCAR Countdown."

Here's a list of songs from KID ROCK featured on ESPN’s NASCAR Programming and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:



  • "So hot"
  • "Bawitdaba"
  • "Born Free"
  • "Cowboy"
  • "God Bless Saturday"
  • "Rock N Roll Jesus"
  • "Roll On"
  • "Rebel Soul"
  • "Let’s Ride (Mideast Battle Hymn)"
  • "Celebrate"
  • "The Mirror"

  • All the songs are not available for individual sale.



  • "Everybody Talks" from the "Picture Show” album (iTunes | Amazon)

  • "Pontoon" from the "Tornado” album (iTunes | Amazon)

  • "Unstoppable" from the "Eye On It” album (Amazon)

Kid Rock amps ESPN's NASCAR coverage

September, 13, 2012
Kid Rock will lend both his presence and his music to ESPN’s telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which begins with this Sunday’s event at Chicagoland Speedway. ESPN’s coverage from Chicagoland begins at 1 p.m. ET with "NASCAR Countdown."

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Getty ImagesNASCAR fan Kid Rock will narrate and appear in the opening teases of the ESPN telecasts.
Kid Rock, who has been a fan of NASCAR for more than a decade, will appear in the opening teases of the telecasts of the 10 races, with each tease tailored to the racetrack hosting that week’s event. Kid Rock’s music will be featured throughout the campaign, including sneak peeks at his yet-to-be-titled new album and hits from his catalogue.

“Kid Rock brings rock stardom to a sport that has its own rock stars,” said Rich Feinberg, ESPN vice president of motorsports production. “His music appeals to a cross-section of America and is a perfect fit for our NASCAR coverage.”

Kid Rock’s past music has touched a wide variety of styles, including hard rock, rap and country, and he has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. A five-time Grammy Award nominee, his past awards include the 1999 Billboard Music Awards “Best New Artist” and the 2001 and 2003 American Music Awards “Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist.”

Kid Rock’s connection with NASCAR dates to 2002, when the Michigan native narrated the documentary “Tony Stewart: Smoke.” He has been grand marshal for two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway and performed at last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup awards ceremony in Las Vegas, where his friend Stewart was honored as champion. He has attended many other NASCAR events as a fan.

McCoy (Giants) ribs Clarkson (Cowboys)

September, 5, 2012
Travie McCoyLynn HoppesIt's Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes with Kelly Clarkson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Travie McCoy, lead singer of Gym Class Heroes and a huge New York Giants fan, said he'll be diplomatic about tonight's NFL opening game between his Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, the favorite team of singer Kelly Clarkson.

"I'm restraining myself by not saying the Giants are going to demolish the Cowboys in the season opener," said McCoy, who is performing at halftime. "I'm a nice guy."

Clarkson wasn't having it.

"I'm not diplomatic. I'm hoping we demolish them!" Clarkson said. "I hope the Cowboys make it more than just the playoffs. We're all hoping to make the Super Bowl! We're tired of choking right there at the end!"

Clarkson and McCoy have showed their love for their respective teams by working with Pepsi for the NFL Anthems program. Clarkson (Cowboys), McCoy (Giants), Kid Rock (Lions) and Ice Cube (Raiders) have created anthems, along with Wiz Khalifa remixing his hit "Black and Yellow" for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Clarkson, who grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, said she "came out of the womb loving football." She released the anthem "Get Up," available for a free download here.

"This is the coolest thing my family has seen me do," Clarkson said. "I haven't quite made it yet, though -- until I sing before a Cowboys game."

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Kelly Clarkson releases Cowboys anthem

August, 14, 2012
Kelly ClarksonMark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesDallas Cowboys fan Kelly Clarkson has teamed with Pepsi to launch the NFL Anthems project.
Kelly Clarkson, like everyone else, is ready for some football.

The “American Idol” winner has been making powerful, woman-power anthems for a decade now, and this week, she releases one for her hometown football team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Clarkson has teamed up with Pepsi to help launch the Pepsi NFL Anthems project, and she’s one of a few contemporary artists -- Kid Rock (Detroit Lions), Ice Cube (Oakland Raiders) and Travie McCoy (New York Giants) -- who have created fresh, new anthems to celebrate their teams.

The idea was kind of inspired by Wiz Khalifa’s big hit, “Black and Yellow,” which celebrated the Pittsburgh Steelers. (In fact, he’ll release a remixed version of that song soon.)

Starting today, Clarkson’s song “Get Up” will be available for free download at Other songs will be rolled out weekly.

Playbook talks with Clarkson about this project.

You’re known for creating and recording these big anthems for women, but you’re teaming up with Pepsi to do an anthem for the Dallas Cowboys. What goes into a great anthem?

"I think a great anthem is if you sing along. It’s like a message that can translate to all different types of people. When my manager called me and he said ‘Hey, I have this opportunity to write for the Cowboys and are you interested?’ I flipped out! That night I literally wrote the song. Luckily they all liked it. I honestly can’t wait. I’m a nerd and I can’t wait to perform it at a game."

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