CLARKSTON -- Kid Rock was "Born Free" around northern Oakland County all day Friday (Oct. 8).The Clarkston-based rocker was filming the video for the first single and title track of his new album, which is due out Nov. 16. Rock was shot walking — with and without a guitar — riding a motorcycle and driving around the Clarkston and Ortonville areas, including scenes on the road near his home and at Cook's Farm Dairy in Ortonville.
Additional footage will be filmed next week in northern Michigan (locations are currently being determined), and the video may also include material shot during his three August concerts at the DTE Energy Music Theatre and possibly from his pair of 2009 shows at Comerica Park.
The 12-track "Born Free" was produced by Grammy Award-winner Rick Rubin and recorded in California. It features guest appearances by Bob Seger and Sheryl Crow on "Collide," Zac Brown on "Flyin' High" and country singer Martina McBride with rapper T.I. on "Care." A second version of "Care" has also been recorded for urban radio formats with Mary J. Blige in place of McBride. A four-track EP called "Racing Father Time," featuring non-album songs, will be available exclusively at Meijer stores alongside "Born Free."
Rock is slated to perform Nov. 10 at the Country Music Association Awards and Nov. 21 at the American Music Awards. A full-scale tour isn't expected until early 2011.