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Michigan Tourism website debuts Kid Rock’s new tribute to his birthplace in Detroit

Nov 05, 2012 1:54 pm

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There’s nothing quite like a locally born celebrity to get a tourism board salivating, but the star’s newest song is especially appropriate as it includes references to past stars that hailed from Detroit.

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Kid Rock entertains the crowd during his "Salute the Ttroops" concert at Hilton Field in 2010. U.S. Army / Flickr.com


Kid Rock fans can hear one of the songs off the Detroit musician’s upcoming album on Michigan’s official tourism website.

Although “Rebel Soul” isn’t being released until Nov. 19, one of its tunes, “Detroit, Michigan,” can be heard in its entirety on the Pure Michigan site, michigan.org.

The fourth track on “Rebel Soul,” ”Detroit, Michigan,” references a number of the city’s music stars, including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Eminem as well as other big names, such as Rosa Parks and Henry Ford.

Born Robert Ritchie in a suburb northeast of Detroit, Kid Rock continues to live in the area and is an outspoken booster of the city and state.

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