Are you ready for some football? Kid Rock will make sure you are on Sept. 8 at 7:30 PM ET when the American Badass himself helps kick off the 2011 NFL season with a performance at Lambeau Field, home to the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.

Country act Lady Antebellum and pop-rockers Maroon 5 also are scheduled to perform during the NFL Kickoff 2011 presented by EA Sports, which will be simulcast on NBC and the NFL Network. Fans in the area who want free tickets to be part of the "casted audience" that will get to watch the performances adjacent to the stage should click here.

The 60-minute concert precedes the NFL 2011 season-opening showdown between the Packers and Super Bowl XLIV champions the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field.

Kid Rock and the NFL haven't always been on the best of terms. Rock was part of the controversial Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, which saw Janet Jackson expose a nipple due to a "wardrobe malfunction" while dancing with Justin Timberlake. Rock was criticized by veterans groups for appearing onstage in a poncho made by cutting a slit in an American flag.