Tennessee Mountain Top

Album: Sweet Southern Sugar (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • Kid Rock is from Detroit, but in 2017 he was living outside of Nashville, Tennessee... in a doublewide trailer. At this time, he also had homes in Detroit and Jupiter, Florida, and had recently sold his Malibu, California estate, which he bought in 2006.

    In "Tennessee Mountain Top," Rock sings about his transition from glitzy California to down-home Tennessee, where he spreads out on 102 acres of land. "I came here lookin' for love," he sings about Malibu, "but all I found was sex and drugs."

    No more Viper Room, palm trees and traffic jams on the 405 for Rock; now he's singing karaoke in a smoke-filled trailer with folks who don't name drop. "My heart's always in Detroit, but I love Nashville," Kid Rock told Dan Rather.
  • The karaoke in a trailer lyrics are a reference to Santa's Pub, a Nashville watering hole housed inside a trailer that is decked out for Christmas year round. It's cash-only, but there's an ATM outside.
  • Kid Rock wrote this song with the Nashville songwriters Tim Montana and Catt Gravitt.
  • The music video, directed by Mark Staubach, stars a puppet raccoon who gets picked up by Kid Rock when he's hitchhiking.

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