I am a country girl. While I was born in Reno, I spent the majority of my life in the Midwest listening to the great country music legends Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Cash and the always-amazing Dolly Parton.

This year I was fortunate enough to attend the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter. On Friday night, Kid Rock hit the stage questioning why he was even asked to perform at a country music festival, I was right there with him wondering the same thing.

From his appearance, wearing what looked like a track suit, to his  affinity for using the F-bomb like a comma, it was clear he was nothing like the rest of the lineup, which included Neal McCoy, Gary Allan, Jake Owen and the poster boy for country music himself, Kenny Chesney.

Kid Rock performed every song a country fan might expect him to play including “Cowboy”, “Picture” and “All Summer Long” with his high energy and incredible talent that makes for one amazing show. Finally, he brought down the house with a little blast from the past call “Bawitdaba” sending each and every person in the crowd into an adrenaline induced frenzy, partying like it was 1998.

Why did Taste of Country invite Kid Rock to the show? Well he said it best, “You Never Met a Motherf**er Quite Like Me."

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