Detroit Made

Album: Ride Out (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • An ode to the Buick Electra 225, this song was originally penned by folk-rocker John Hiatt for his 2011 release, Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns.

    The Buick Electra 225 was a full-size premium automobile built by the Buick division of General Motors in Detroit between 1959 and 1990. The Electra 225 moniker was a nod to the vehicle's overall length of 225 inches.
  • Bob Seger covered this during his spring 2013 concert tour dates after stumbling on the track whilst listening to SiriusXM Outlaw Country. He later recorded the song, releasing it to coincide with the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise car show on August 16, 2014.
  • Seger had hoped to get Kid Rock to lay down the tune with him, but he was too busy with the start of his 2014 tour. The Detroit rocker enlisted several of his Silver Bullet Band members instead, including former Little Feat singer Shaun Murphy for backing vocals.

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  • Diane from Ypsilanti MichiganSeger was asked by one of channel 7 reporters if he wrote the song. He said no, he wished he had.
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