Kid Rock Signs With Warner Bros. Nashville/WEA; Debut SIngle 'First Kiss'
April 2, 2015 at 11:16 AM (PT)
Now that you’ve gotten your head around AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER as a Country artist (NET NEWS 4/1), prepare yourself for a dedicated run at Country radio by KID ROCK.
YESTERDAY (4/1), members of WARNER BROS./WEA promo team were posting FACEBOOK teasers about ROCK’s official signing to the label, with music on the way - and it was no APRIL FOOL’S DAY gag.
ROCK’s initial single for Team WEA looks to be “First Kiss,” with an impact date of MONDAY, APRIL 27th and a copy on radio’s desk early next WEEK.
Of course, “First Kiss” won’t be ROCK’s first dalliance with Country radio. In 2003, “Picture” - a duet with SHERYL CROW - peaked at #18 on the MEDIABASE Country charts, followed by “Single Father,” which topped out at #40 in JULY of the following year.
2008’s “All Summer Long” was a multi-format smash in 2008, peaking at #3 on the Country charts in OCTOBER of that year. It has since gone on to become the second-most played recurrent at Country radio in the last five years.
Additionally, ROCK hosted the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS and has collaborated with many Country artists over the years.