Kid Rock to take part in a different parade after being removed as grand marshal
American Musician Robert James Ritchie, known professionally as Kid Rock will be a special guest at a separate Tennessee Christmas parade this month after he was replaced while grand marshal for Nashville’s Christmas parade.
The Tennessean reported Friday that Kid Rock will be a special guest at the Leiper’s Fork Christmas parade later on this month after calling the parade’s organizers to participate.
“He has some friends out right here, and we’re wacky and wild, fun and eclectic,” Leiper’s Fork parade director Laura Musgrave told the paper. “This parade hasn’t been about politics – it’s a Christmas parade.”
The musician will not be the grand marshal of the Leiper’s Fork parade in Williamson County. “The Dukes of Hazzard” superstar John Schneider will lead the parade, which is normally scheduled for Dec. 15.
Kid Rock was replaced while grand marshal in Nashville’s parade after he called “The View” host Joy Behar a “bitch” during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
In his appearance on “Fox & Friends,” the musician took aim at complaints of political correctness and racism.
“God forbid you say something a little bit wrong, you’re racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, this that and another. People have to calm down get a little less politically correct,” he said.
He later apologized “for the language, not the sentiment.”
James Shaw Jr., the Nashville man who wrestled a gun from a shooter at a Tennessee Waffle House in late April, was appointed as Kid Rock’s replacement.