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Fierce thru the rain and lightning
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Strong as the wind I'm facing
Chasing dreams and racing Father Time

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If you can't see my heart you must be blind

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Tired, frail and aching
Waiting patiently for the sun to set

And when it's done, believe that I
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Born Free
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2010
RecordedJanuary–July 2010
  • Country[1][2]
  • heartland rock[1]
  • rock and roll[3]
ProducerRick Rubin
Kid Rock chronology
Rock n Roll Jesus
Born Free
Rebel Soul
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Entertainment Weekly(B)[3]
Rolling Stone[2]

Born Free is the eighth studio album by American musician Kid Rock. It was released on November 16, 2010 with the title track as its lead single.[6]

The country-oriented album was produced by Rick Rubin featuring several high-profile artists such as T.I., Sheryl Crow, and Bob Seger. This is Kid Rock's first, and to date, only album not to feature a Parental Advisory sticker and is his first all-country album. It is also the first album since 1993's The Polyfuze Method not to feature his backing band Twisted Brown Trucker. Marlon Young is the only member from Twisted Brown Trucker to perform on the album. Kid Rock describes it as 'very organic blues-based rock and roll'.[7] Cable network TBS used the title track, 'Born Free', for its coverage of the 2010 Major League Baseball postseason. As of June 16, 2011 Born Free is certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipments in excess of one million copies. This gave Kid Rock his sixth Platinum album certification in the US. A Michigan only promotion was released with the album. It was a 4-song EP called Racing Father Time.

Release and promotion[edit]

The album's lead single was the title track. The songs promotional push included being the theme for the MLB Playoffs, European Music Awards and the CMA Festival. He also performed 'Times Like These' at the American Music Awards and 'Care' at the Rally for Sanity. This led to a debut of 189,000 copies sold and landing at number five on the billboard top 200. VH-1 aired the Isle of Malta concert special. The following single 'God Bless Saturday' became the secondary theme song for ESPN's College Game Day. The third single 'Collide' saw him reunite with Sheryl Crow with whom he previously recorded his 2002 single 'Picture' and went on a joint tour with. 'Purple Sky' failed to chart and the final single was 'Care' with rapper T.I. and depending on the version, Martina McBride, Mary J. Blige or Angaleena Presley of the Pistol Annies.

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, Born Free received mixed reviews from most music critics.[8] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 63, based on 10 reviews, which indicates 'generally favorable reviews'.[8]

AllMusic praised Born Free, saying it 'goes a long, long way toward keeping that heartland flame burning bright: it’s familiar yet fresh, and song for song it’s the best album Kid Rock has cut since Devil Without a Cause.[1] This album was number 16 on Rolling Stone's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by R. J. Ritchie and Marlon Young, except where noted.

1.'Born Free'5:14
2.'Slow My Roll'4:19
3.'Care' (featuring Martina McBride and T.I.) (Ritchie, Young, Clifford Harris)4:12
4.'Purple Sky' (Ritchie, Young, Jason Boland)4:06
5.'When It Rains'4:46
6.'God Bless Saturday'3:35
7.'Collide' (featuring Sheryl Crow and Bob Seger on piano)4:49
8.'Flyin' High' (featuring Zac Brown)4:03
9.'Times Like These'5:57
10.'Rock On'5:23
11.'Rock Bottom Blues'3:51
12.'For the First Time (In a Long Time)'5:46

Target bonus tracks

  1. 'Rock N Roll Jesus' (live)
  2. 'Lowlife/Keep Your Hands To Yourself' (live)
  3. 'Care' (Demo Version with Mary J. Blige)

Racing Father Time EP[edit]

  1. 'The Midwest Fall'
  2. 'Lonely Road of Faith' (Alt. version)
  3. 'Slow My Roll' (Porch version)
  4. 'Forty'

Sample credits

  • 'Born Free' - 'I Feel Fine' by The Beatles (Guitar)
  • 'God Bless Saturday' - Get Back by The Beatles ( Guitar)
  • 'Times Like These' - 'Learn To Be Still' by Eagles (Acoustic Guitar)


  • Kid Rock - lead vocals, guitar
  • Marlon Young - lead guitar
  • David Hidalgo - guitar
  • Matt Sweeney - guitar
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen - bass
  • Chad Smith - drums, percussion
  • Benmont Tench - keyboards, piano
  • Blake Mills - banjo, guitar

Additional personnel

  • Bob Seger - piano on 'Collide'
  • Sheryl Crow - vocals on 'Collide'
  • Zac Brown - vocals on 'Flying High'
  • T.I. - vocals on 'Care'
  • Martina McBride - vocals on 'Care'
  • Mary J. Blige- vocals on ' Care ( Demo Version)'
  • Trace Adkins- background vocals on 'Rock Bottom Blues'


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Chart (2010)Peak
Canadian Albums Chart[10]11
European Top 100 Albums[11]25
German Albums Chart[12]9
German Downloads Chart[13]3
US Billboard 200[10]5
US BillboardTop Rock Albums[10]1
UK Albums Chart139

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Year-end charts[edit]

Kid Rock.born Free

Chart (2010)Rank
German Albums Chart[14]92
German Albums Chart[15]16

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  5. ^Light, Alan. 'Born Free'. Metacritic.
  6. ^'Kid Rock as a Potential Senate Candidate: What We Can Learn About His Politics From His Music Billboard'. July 18, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  7. ^Bonaquro, Alison. 'Kid Rock Feels like he is Born Free to Sing with Everybody'. Retrieved 4 June 2010.Graham, Adam (30 May 2010). 'Kid Rock to Launch New Album Sept. 7'. The Detroit News. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  8. ^ ab'Born Free Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic'. Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  9. ^'The 30 Best Albums of 2010'. Rolling Stone (December 25, 2010). Retrieved 2011-01-18
  10. ^ abc'Chart listing for Born Free'. Billboard. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  11. ^'Billboard - Music Charts, News, Photos & Video'. Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
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  13. ^'Rihanna siegt 'Loud' in den Download-Charts - media control'. 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
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  15. ^'Billboard 200 Year-End 2011'. Retrieved 2012-05-03.
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