Kid Rock met with servicemen and women on the U.S.-Mexico border recently to thank them for their service. The rocker is an ally of the military and has held performances for American troops around the world.
“Great to spend a few minutes this weekend with some of the boys in South Texas (based out of the great state of Tennessee) who are helping to keep our border safe! Thanks for your service!!,” he wrote on Instagram.
Aside from visiting American troops, the rocker recently used his 50th birthday party to raise money for a relief fund for bars, and restaurants hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. In all, the event earlier this month raised more than $200,000 for the Barstool Fund. The Barstool Sports fund has raised more than $27 million for hurting businesses, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Since the rocker couldn’t hang out in person, the entire event was streamed digitally. It featured a number of big named guests. These included Motley Crue’s Vince Neil, country star Jon Pardi, and former Detroit Red Wing Chris Chelios — for a celebration at his Cowboy Town ranch north of Nashville.
“I wish we were all rocking at Ford Field again. That was such a special time,” Rock said, citing the 40th-birthday show he staged for 60,000 people in 2011, the paper reported. “I can’t believe 10 freaking years have passed. 40 turned into 50 really fast.”
Kid Rock Has Frequently Given Back to the Military
Kid Rock celebrated Veterans Day last year serving the men and women in uniform. He says giving back to them is “some of the hardest and most rewarding work I have ever done …”
The 49-year-old musician shared a handful of photos in addition to offering kind words about veterans and military members. One picture shows him performing onstage for military members while another shows him serving up a meal around Christmas time.
“Some of the hardest and most rewarding work I have ever done was performing and spending time with our military around the world,” he captioned the post. “But it is nothing compared to the service and dedication our proud veterans and their families have done for our great nation. Thank you again!-Kid Rock.”
Back in December of 2016, Kid Rock also released a song dedicated to veterans and service members. He collaborated with the band The Trews on a song called “Highway of Heroes.”
At the time, he also wrote on his Facebook page about the song: “We don’t have to wait for a holiday to thank our servicemen and women. Take a moment to thank a veteran or service member today.”