According to The Pulse Of Radio, Kid Rock has confirmed that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan currently held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow. Rock announced his run on Wednesday (July 12) with a new campaign web site, although the revelation was met with some skepticism over the fact that campaign merch was being sold on the site through a Warner Bros. Records web site and that Rock had not yet filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
In a statement titled "Once again the press is wrong," Rock insisted that he was running, writing, "First of all, I've got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I'm not signed to Warner Bros!!! – which simple fact-checking would have revealed. I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS. Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I'm planning on putting out music during mine… It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101!"
Later on Thursday (July 13), Rock released two new songs and videos, "Greatest Show On Earth" and "Po-Dunk".
The "Greatest Show On Earth" clip ends by promoting the "Greatest Show On Earth Tour", which will hit the U.S. in 2018 — the same time that Rock would have to be campaigning if he's serious about his run for Senate.