Kid Rock became known as a conservative firebrand and staunch supporter of Donald Trump
, but this song was not politically partisan, and Rock even played it at one of Barack Obama's inaugural balls. It happened on January 20, 2009, when Rock joined Kanye West and Fall Out Boy in performing at the Youth Ball, which was broadcast live on MTV. Rock later explained that he didn't vote for Obama, but was excited for the promise of change. "That promise hasn't been fulfilled," he said. "The country is more divided than ever."