Uncle Kracker

No matter what he does or where he goes, Uncle Kracker adheres to a simple, yet
rather timeless philosophy.
“I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always
about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth
doing.”
Now he’s having more fun than ever. And it certainly shows with the recent release of
his single “Floatin’.” The feel-good track recorded in Nashville couples Uncle Kracker’s
heartfelt, infectious lyrics with a country groove that will keep fans smiling.
Uncle Kracker will be showcasing his tried and true hits along with some new tunes in
sheds across the country. His live show continues to get bigger and better with every
tour. "It's very interactive," he says. "It's meant to be a party, and I want everybody
involved. Each time we go on stage, I want people to leave smiling."
That outlook has served him well over the years. After vaulting to stardom as a
charismatic presence and chief collaborator in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band,
the Michigan singer, songwriter, and performer, also known as Matthew Shafer, kicked
off a stunning solo career of his own.
His 2000 major label debut, Double Wide, fittingly went double-platinum and yielded #1
smash “Follow Me”. Its 2002 follow-up No Stranger To Shame reached gold status and
spawned cross-format hits such as “In A Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie
Gray’s “Drift Away” which set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart,
topping their #1 run on the Adult Contemporary radio charts for a staggering 28 weeks.
Before Uncle Kracker flew up the charts for 5 weeks at #1 with “When the Sun Goes
Down”, a duet with good friend Kenny Chesney, country music might’ve seemed an odd
place to find the Detroit-based good-time Kid Rock alumni. But after a few summer tours
with Chesney, Uncle Kracker reached country’s Top 10 with his double-platinum
crossover hit “Smile”. Then, 2012 saw him fully embrace his country side with his
critically acclaimed fifth outing, Midnight Special produced by Keith Stegall which leaves
no doubt this feel-good rocker is exactly where he should be.
Uncle Kracker has played sold out shows across the country and appeared everywhere
from the American Country Music Awards to Late Night With Conan O'Brien. He is still
having a blast, and fans worldwide undoubtedly will too when they see him on the road.
“When I’m up onstage, I don’t feel removed from the people coming to hear the music,”
he leaves off. “You can feel it, when they identify with you.

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