Matthew Shafer, aka Uncle Kracker, was born in Mississippi but raised in Harrison Township, a charter township of Macomb County in Michigan. The first single from the Country-Pop rocker's fifth album, Postcards From Home
finds him singing of the strong connection he feels towards his hometown. Shafer told The Boot
: "I'm proud of where I come from - town, state and country. But I spend a lot of time on the road, and I can see that we're all pretty much the same. We have different accents, different industries, different weather maybe, but we're all just trying to live our lives, pay our bills, give our kids a better life and have some good times."