Kid Rock Features Special Guest

Uncle Kracker has been added as a special guest for the Kid Rock concert on Friday, July 20, 8pm at the 2012 North Dakota State Fair in Minot.

Uncle Kracker’s newest CD “Happy Hour –  The South River Road Sessions”  features the hit singles “Smile” and “Good to be Me” After enjoying tremendous success on the pop radio charts, “Smile” crossed over to become the singer-songwriter’s first solo Top 5 hit on Country Radio and proved to be one of the  biggest country songs of 2010 with single sales exceeding 2 million. The summer of 2010 saw Uncle Kracker and Kid Rock steal the show with a joint performance of the song “Good to be Me” on the ABC special, CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock. The performance earned them an ACM award nomination for Vocal Event of the Year. Uncle Kracker closed that year with a performance of “Good to be Me” at the inaugural American Country Awards. This Detroit-based singer/songwriter has spent most of 2011 on the road performing at stadiums and arenas in nearly every major U.S. market with country superstar and friend Kenny Chesney along with a number of headlining shows of his own.

Despite his relatively recent breakthrough solo success in Country music, Uncle Kracker is actually no stranger to the audience, scoring a #1 hit with “When the Sun Goes Down”, his collaboration with Kenny Chesney. He also co-wrote Kid Rock’s multi-format smash “All Summer Long” which peaked at #3 on the Billboard country charts.

Tickets for Kid Rock featuring special guest Uncle Kracker are currently on sale. Reserved seating in the Grandstand is $65 while Standing Room is $55. Individuals purchasing a Kid Rock ticket also receive a $10 discount for each Foreigner ticket if purchased together. Foreigner tickets are $25, General Admission or $15 when purchased with a Kid Rock ticket. “Ticket sales have been very strong for Kid Rock, if you are looking for a seat in the Grandstand be sure to get it soon,” commented General Manager, Renae Korslien.

Dates for the 2012 North Dakota State Fair are July 20 – July 28.  More information on the State Fair is available at

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