The multi-platinum-selling rap-rocker-turned-country-crooner behind “Follow Me” and “Drift Away” delivers genre-melding hits
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The Name: Because his birth name doesn’t make for much of a DJ moniker, young Matthew Shafer was christened Uncle Kracker by his childhood BFF and fellow Detroit legend…
Kid Rock: Rock also taught his pal how to rap, turntable, and work a crowd, and gave Kracker his star-making gig as DJ, collaborator, and scene-stealer in his Twisted Brown Trucker Band.
The Breakout: After Kid Rock’s The History of Rock went multi-platinum, Uncle Kracker used the momentum (and his natural talents as a songwriter) to release his double-platinum solo debut, Double Wide, featuring the #1 hit “Follow Me.”
The Transition: After that rap-rock debut, Mr. Kracker began to explore his mellower side with his 2002 cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” (which set a Billboard record by staying atop the Adult Contemporary charts for 28 weeks). By 2012, he’d gone full-blown country boy with Midnight Special.
Fun Fact: The chorus line of “Drift Away” is actually “gimme the beat boys and free my soul,” not, “gimme the Beach Boys.” It’s a common mistake, and the reason so many Beach Boys are returned for refunds after Christmas.
What to Expect: a journey through the metamorphic stages of Uncle Kracker that he says is “meant to be a party, and I want everybody involved. Each time we go on stage, I want people to leave smiling.”