2010, Robert James ´Bob` Ritchie (born January 17, 1972), known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper with five Grammy Award nominations. Kid Rock released several studio albums that mostly went unnoticed before his 1998 record DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE sold eleven million albums behind the hits ,,Bawitdaba", ,,Cowboy" and ,,Only God Knows Why". BORN FREE is now the eighth studio album. Los Lobos guitarist/singer David Hidalgo and Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney recorded guitar parts on the album. Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and keyboard player Benmont Tench (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) also appear.