Kid Rock Receives ‘Patriot Award’ From Operation Troop Aid
Kid Rock has a lot of awards on his mantle for his musical success, but his latest accolade comes for his humanitarian work. The rocker has been presented the 2014 Operation Troop Aid 'Patriot Award.'
Operation Troop Aid is a nonprofit organization that supports U.S. troops. Every year they give an award to celebrities that champion the men and women of the American armed forces. Rock has performed at numerous military bases around the world and he meets military personnel at every concert in addition to supporting military charities.
"Kid Rock is one of the most giving entertainers I have ever met,” says Operation Troop Aid founder and executive director Mark Woods. "He really gets it… Last year, Kid Rock challenged his fans to help raise money to send care packages to the troops. In one short month, we were able to ship over 500 care packages just in time for the holidays. His art, legacy of family and Spirit of Patriotism is exactly why this award exists.”
Past Patriot Award recipients include Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Darryl Worley, Aaron Tippin, Gary Sinise, Charlie Daniels, Mark Wills and KISS.
Kid Rock recently revealed that his latest album 'First Kiss' will be released Feb. 24. Rock reportedly just shot a music video for "a fast rock song" that's expected to appear on his upcoming album at the Snow White Drive-In in Lebanon, Tenn. The Drive-In's Facebook page posted photos from the shoot and added in a post about the experience, "I still cant believe that Kid Rock wanted to make his video here! !!!! But im glad he did im really honored by it to have somebody of his calibre of a star to say yes that place rocks is awesome beyond awesome thank you for doing it here !!!!"
Stay tuned for new Kid Rock music and a tour in 2015.