Redneck Paradise

Album: Rebel Soul (2012)

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.'"

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Country Song TitlesFact or Fiction

Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?

Stan RidgwaySongwriter Interviews

Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.

RamonesFact or Fiction

A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.

QueenFact or Fiction

Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.

Chris IsaakSongwriter Interviews

Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.