It Is Only a Matter of Time Before Kid Rock Rules All of Nashville

 In Nashville

It has been quite the month for Kid Rock in Nashville. First, it was all the uproar about the Nashville Christmas Parade. Now, he’s in the news for paying off a shit ton of layaway accounts at a Nashville area Wal-Mart. It just may be the power move of the century.

Courtesy of The Tennessean:

Kid Rock paid off the balances of 350 layaway accounts at a Walmart store in Nashville.

The musician gave the 3458 Dickerson Pike store about $81,000 to pay down all of the accounts, said Tom Meyer, the store’s manager.

“Kudos to Kid Rock for making such a gesture in our community,” Meyer said. “I think that’s a pretty Nashville proud moment.”

That’s an awesome gesture – no one’s going to doubt that. Literally hundreds of families that are going to have a better holiday season because of his work. Tip of the cap – that’s some good hearted shit. But, it was also a big time dick swing given the recent controversy that he’s been involved with.

Rock was tapped to be the grand marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade on Dec. 1, but that did not happen after he made controversial comments on a Fox & Friends. His remarks quickly caused a public backlash and led Nashville’s mayor to threaten to sit out for the event.

Eventually, parade organizers gave the grand marshal role to Waffle House mass shooting hero James Shaw Jr. Now, Kid Rock will be a special guest in the Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade, which starts at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15.

Man, oh man – if this isn’t the BDE move of all BDE moves, I don’t know what is. Strolling into 3458 Dickerson Pike and just dropping stacks. Helping hundreds in the process of holding up a big middle finger to those folks who came out with pitchforks after the parade.

“You want to kick me out of your parade?!?! I’m going to pull a Tyler Perry on y’all’s asses.” 

It’s ruthless, genius, and heart-warming all at the same time. Everyone has a bad taste in their mouth from the Nashville Christmas Parade? Just going to remind them of what a jolly soul he is. Motherfucking Kid Rock Claus.

Now, I’m certainly not going to insinuate that Kid Rock did this solely as a political move – I genuinely believe Kid Rock loves Nashville. But, intentional or not, it’s getting him a wealth of good press after all of the controversy of that first weekend of December. Those are some serious political chops. Plus, let’s not act like a certain subset of Tennessee wasn’t absolutely stoked that he called Joy Behar a bitch and didn’t back down from it. We’re talking about Tennessee, ffs.

This is a championship winning move and, in this case, the championship is the entire city of Nashville. Should we go ahead and start calling him the mayor?

As a side note, that would be peak New Nashville if Kid Rock somehow came out of all of this as the mayor. Think of all the articles we could write if that were the case. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a very strange political campaign.

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD and #BeBetter. “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Alabama Crimson Tide football, the WWE, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley

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