...or, call this another example of Kid Rock not living up to his potential:
The CMT Music Awards usually skew lighthearted and with the rowdy Kid Rock hosting, things quickly got interesting."Cowboy"? "Bawitdaba"? Better if Kid Rock and Jamey Johnson, Zac Brown and maybe Randy Houser and Kellie Pickler had stayed up there and done a medley of their favorite George Jones or Merle Haggard songs. Kid Rock's talent and respect for the old country shows him to be better than this. Why pander to an audience that doesn't like real country music? Oh, yeah, I forgot: This is Nashville and fan-voted awards we're talking about here.
The good times started immediately when he was joined on stage by surprise guest Hank Williams Jr., who rarely attends awards shows, Trace Adkins, Zac Brown, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Martina McBride and Kellie Pickler for a medley of "Cowboy," "Bawitdaba" and "Good Ol' Boys."