One of the most eccentric music stars to appear on the scene is Kid Rock. Infusing hip-hop, rock and country genres to make one song is something that most artists don't experiment with. Not only has Kid Rock made good songs by infusing those genres, but he has also garnered numerous music awards. A lucrative career that led to recording eleven albums has allowed Kid Rock to splurge on toys that most of us cannot afford.
Many car pundits have recognized his affinity and knowledge for cars and are impressed at his vast collection. When Kid Rock isn't touring, he's cruising around the countryside in his pickup or the town in a muscle car.
Since Kid Rock received a tremendous amount of inspiration from country music, we wanted to see how he fared against other country stars when comparing cars. Although Kid Rock has a vast collection, we featured some of the best cars in his collection and then compared them to other country stars. While Kid Rock might be a car connoisseur, he has some stiff competition from stars such as Keith Urban, Faith Hill, and Garth Brooks. Our list features cars from Kid Rock's garage and cars that other country singers drive.
While most country stars opt for a pickup truck, Urban is a little different. He was more concerned about enjoying blistering speeds on the road than the off-road capability that a car such as a pickup would allow, so he purchased one of the fastest cars to grace the roads.
Urban's lucrative career allowed him to purchase a $2 million Bugatti Veyron. The car has a top speed of 255 mph and reaches o to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds, according to Car and Driver.
Being 25-years old and one of country music's biggest stars is a dream come true for many aspiring singers. Ballerini has not managed to become only a Grammy nominee, but she is the owner of a Ferrari GTC4Lusso.
The $300,000 car is a four-seater grand tourer and has a 6.3-liter V12 engine. The car is capable of reaching a top speed of 208 mph and needs 3.4 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. Considering that Ballerini has achieved a lot of success in her music career, she doesn't mind spending that much on a posh vehicle such as a Ferrari.
What could be better than being young, rich and famous? That is the life that Maren Morris enjoys, especially when she is cruising around in a convertible Mercedes Benz SL.
Under the bonnet of Morris' Mercedes is a twin-turbocharged V12 engine, and leather covers the lavish interior. Consumers who want to purchase the same SL that Morris bought will have to part with $235,000. When you're making as much money as Morris is, the SL is pocket change.
She might not have won the Idol contest, but Lauren Alaina still received a prize for finishing in second place. Alaina picked up a red Ford Mustang Shelby GT convertible. "I'm nervous," the Dalton Daily Citizen reports that Alaina said giggling. "There's a bunch of pedals down here."
Alaina won the car when she competed in the tenth season of Idol. At the time, Alaina was sixteen years old and a few weeks away from her junior prom.
His earings and tattoos allude to a more eccentric music career than the country genre, but his choice in vehicles gives away his connection to country music.
Gilbert cruises around in a Ford F-250. He wanted to stand out from the crowd and decided to give the truck a Rocky Ridge treatment. According to Rocky Ridge trucks, the F-250 has 20" Machine Finished black powder coated wheels wrapped in 35" Mickey Thompson ATZ tires. Some might argue this pickup is superior to Kid Rock's featured earlier on.
Most Mercedes drivers will attest to the German automaker's reputation for making reliable and luxurious vehicles. Besides the luxurious interior and the strong engine that Mercedes Benz has worked hard to provide annually, the German automaker also ensures that the cars are posh and provide performance.
Most people enjoy a convertible to feel the wind through their hair, and Brooks isn't different. His car choice is a convertible Mercedes Benz that provides luxury, reliability, and performance.
Being a country singer doesn't mean you have to own a pickup. While that might be the choice of many male country singers, some female country stars prefer the SUV alternative.
Leann Rimes was in the mainstream light when the movie Coyote Ugly hit in the early 2000s. Since then, she had a successful country music career and managed to bag a Cayenne GTS. The GTS has a 4.8-liter V8 engine, which can pump out 399 horsepower and needs 5.7 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
Winning the fourth season of Idol catapulted Underwood into the limelight. Hit singles such as Inside Your Heaven and Jesus, Take the Wheel allowed Underwood to purchase the car of her dreams.
Although Underwood remained true to her gospel and country roots when producing music, she veered into the muscle segment when she purchased a Ford Mustang. Although Underwood's Mustang isn't the latest model, it has a bulky exterior and an aggressive engine.
McGraw is one of the biggest country stars and released fifteen studio albums. Ten of the albums reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart. Since McGraw isn't short on money, he can afford a Bugatti Veyron like his peer Keith Urban but wanted a muscle car, so he got a Dodge Challenger SRT8.
The car has a Mopar lowering kit and a bronze metallic trim on the console and steering wheel, according to Top Speed. McGraw took the car with him on tour but gave the car away to a fan in a raffle draw.
The biggest difference between country and song singers is that country singers don't need to change their look, twerk or show off to remain relevant. Although Keith is in his late fifties, he has managed to stay relevant and have a lucrative career.
After numerous number one singles, Keith hasn't lost his passion or forgotten his routes. Keith wanted to go for a broader pickup than the F-150, so he figured that the F-350 would satisfy his craving for a powerful truck that can handle rough terrains and haul heavy loads.
Considering that Clarkson lived out of her car after her apartment burned down, she has come a long way. Not only was Clarkson the winner of Idol's first season, her first single, A Moment Like This, topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the best selling single of 2002 in the US.
After making a few million, Clarkson decided to spend a small portion of her wealth on the Chevrolet Camaro SS. That was not a bad choice since the Camaro is Mustang's primary competitor.
While the male country stars opted for pickups to get around the countryside, Hill has opted for a big vehicle, but she chose an SUV. What better choice is there than the Range Rover if you're going to opt for an SUV?
Although Range Rover has been in production since 1970, the Evoque, Sport, and Velar variations have propelled the car into the celebrities view. The Range Rover provides plenty of cargo space for Hill's children and great off-road capability.
Considering that Bryan has partnered with Chevrolet to produce a unique Suburban, it makes sense that he would own a Silverado. Chevrolet had a few issues with the Silverado's reliability in the early 2000s, but the pickup manufacturer has cleaned up its act.
The improvements in the Silverado are evident, as the pickup has become one of the consumer's obvious choices. Not only does the pickup provide great hauling capacity, but its improved reliability has also given the F-series a run for its money.
Consumers who are looking for a reliable car that oozes sophistication should look no further than the Mercedes 190 SL. The German manufacturer produced the car from 1955 until 1963. During that period, Mercedes produced just over 25,000 units.
Although the car allows the driver to feel like a connoisseur, one shouldn't expect too much power from the 190 SL, as it has a 1.9-liter straight-four SOHC engine that can pump out only 104 horsepower. The soft top convertible had a base price of $4,000 when it debuted.
When Marshall isn't appearing on stages to perform her country songs, she's starring in television programs. Her most notable appearance as Amy Fleming on CBC's series Heartland has allowed Marshall to splurge on cars.
Considering that she has a 5-foot 4-inch stature, you'd think that Marshall would drive a Nissan Leaf. She loves to explore her ranch while cruising around in her 2014 Dodge Ram 3500. Marshall's preference in rides has shown that she's no pushover on the roads.
Having been active for more than twenty years in the industry, Evans has recorded eight studio albums. Hits such as Born to Fly, A Little Bit Stronger and Suds in the Bucket have allowed Evans to enjoy a prosperous career. When Evans isn't touring, she likes to get in her Jeep Wrangler to get over bumpy roads.
One of the most appealing features of the Jeep Wrangler is its off-road capability. If there is one SUV that off-roaders are crazy about, it's the Jeep Wrangler. Although the Wrangler doesn't provide the most comfortable ride on the road, it makes up for it off-road.
Paisley has been active in the country music scene since 1998 and has sold more than 11 million records, as well as winning three Grammys. He has earned country music's crowning achievement by becoming the member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Chevrolet wanted to promote the Silverado, and what better way to do that than to attach their name to one of the biggest country stars? Chevrolet collaborated with Brad Paisley to produce a Brad Paisley Chevrolet Signature Silverado.
Some people have everything going for them. Not only did Forbes estimate Shelton's annual income to be $28 million in 2015, but Shelton is also dating Gwen Stefani. If that wasn't enough to make all the guys jealous, Shelton is also a proud Nissan ambassador.
When Shelton embarked on his Doing It To Country Songs Tour, Nissan took the opportunity to market the Titan. Since Shelton became the ambassador, Nissan gave him a Titan to cruise with around the ranch.
Chevrolet wanted to capitalize on Bryan's success by partnering with him to produce a Luke Bryan Chevrolet Suburban. While the Suburban belongs in the SUV segment, Chevrolet ensured that the Luke Bryan version blended the utility of a truck with the versatility of an SUV.
Bryan's 'Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day motto helped to launch the Suburban. Another reason that Chevrolet chose Bryan for the project is that he has mentioned several times his affinity for pickups in his songs.
Besides being married to Garth Brooks, Yearwood built a country music career by singing ballads about vulnerable, young women. Having sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and winning three Grammy Awards, Yearwood has established herself as a household name.
When she had to purchase a car, Yearwood wanted a sports car. She wanted a pink convertible and found everything she was looking for in a Chevrolet Corvette C5. The car's 5.7-liter V8 engine provides plenty of power.
Considering that Kid Rock infused country with hip hop when producing music, it shouldn't be a surprise that he buys eccentric vehicles. Kid Rock wanted a unique vehicle, so he purchased a 1964 Pontiac Bonneville that looked like it would feature in a Steve McQueen movie.
Staying true to his country roots, Kid Rock kitted out the Pontiac Bonneville with leather; it's perfect for a cowboy like Kid Rock. At RM's 2010 Amelia Island auction, Kid Rock paid $225,000 for the vehicle, according to Hemmings.
Kid Rock loves his cars and takes any opportunity to show off the collection. When Autorama rolled around in 2013, Kid Rock took the opportunity to show off his collection.
One of the cars he displayed was the 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. That wasn't the only opportunity that Kid Rock used to show off the car, as he was proud to cruise in it during the shooting of Meet Joe Dirt. He restored the vehicle in the only way he knows how - extravagant and dazzling, according to Street Muscle Mag.
One of the ways that automakers have popped up on the millennials' radar is by endorsing its vehicles through celebrities. The celebrity types that garners the most attention from consumers are singers.
When Ford wanted to promote the GT-R, they hired the services of Kid Rock to get the brand into the mainstream. Considering that Kid Rock loves fast muscle cars, he didn't object to the endorsement. The GT-R is a magnificent vehicle from Ford, and it suits a bad boy such as Kid Rock.
Although Kid Rock has garnered a tremendous amount of fame since venturing into music, he hasn't forgotten his roots. His passion for country music is evident in the songs that he makes and the cars that he drives. One of the cars that Kid Rock purchased to show that he is a country artist today as much as he was when he started was the GMC Sierra 1500.
Not one to purchase an ordinary pickup, GMC got the team at Rocky Ridge to make his pickup more lavish. The team fitted his pickup with a K2 package that consists of features such as the signature suspension lift and the Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ tires.
He works hard, but he plays harder. On his way to concerts, Kid Rock prefers to chill out in the back seat. He was unsatisfied with his 1975 Cadillac Limo, so he employed the services of West Coast Customs to bring the car up to scratch.
When he purchased the car, it had a V8 that was capable of pumping out 210 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. The limo weighed 5,842 pounds. The modifications included a black paint job, black velour seats with gold stitching, shag carpeting, a 32-inch television, and a new stereo system, according to The News Wheel.
Sources - Word Press, Car, and Drive, Top Speed & Hemmings