Redneck Paradise

Album: Rebel Soul (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • Rock said to Detroit Free Press of this song about a redneck's Garden of Eden: "It's just a nod to hardworking people who love the simple things in life. Where anybody's welcome."
  • The song was originally penned by southern rockers, The Young Brothers, in October 2007 and was inspired by the simple life they live and love, and the people and places involved. The Young Brothers told Extreme Kid Rock that when they penned the song there was no doubt it was intended for Kid Rock. "No Exaggeration... it was an instantaneous thought/vibe, after listening back to our completed song," they said. "Our second choice would've been Shooter Jennings, but we felt it had Kid Rock written all over it."
  • The Young Brothers said they are happy with what Rock did with the song explaining, "He kept everything we already had, but pluralized our lyrics whereas ours were singular, and rearranged it a bit to add an infectiously catchy chorus he had written, which in our eyes, just so puts it over the top! Aside from that ours was a bit more rock, like the Rolling Stones' 'Honky Tonk Women,' whereas he chose to slow it down to a country tempo, like Hank Jr.'s 'Family Tradition.'"

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