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Kid Rock: Like a Motown Cowboy

RJ Smith, The Village Voice, 18 December 2001

TWO GUYS MARCH into the Victor Recording Company office one summer day in 1922, mad flossing all the way: one dressed like a cowboy, the other like a Confederate soldier. Either the music they're selling or their unforgettable getups pique the record company man's interest, and a deal is quickly assembled. Thus goes the founding myth of how the first country music record was made, and from this flow Hank and Gram and Jimmy Dean sausages, and now, round about now, it evens leads us to one Kid Rock.

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