Kid Rock was booked at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Thanksgiving Eve with a half-promise he would show up across the alley for the celebration of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge’s 51st birthday.
After the big concert, he did walk over to the outdoor stage and performed “All Summer Long” with his 18-year-old son Junior, a freshman at Belmont University in Music Town. The party for Tootsie’s started at noon on Nov. 23 and also featured performances by the Kentucky Headhunters, the McClymonts and the Roys before it ended at 1:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
“It’s cool to be celebrating their birthday party with them,” Kid Rock said. “I like parties and seem to excel in that type of atmosphere.”
He does excel in that type of atmosphere, but he also excels at helping others. As it turns out, he took home no money from the concert at the Ryman. Proceeds from the sold-out show went to Gilda’s Club (to help those dealing with cancer), Best Buddies (a charity for kids) and the Nashville Rescue Mission (which provides shelter and food to the homeless).
Wherever there’s a need in this great land of ours, you might see the great man from Detroit show up and sing. He does it from the heart.
Thanks for your major help, Kid Rock, and may God bless you.