WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Kid Rock has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade in Williamson County.
The 48-year-old musician, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, made an appearance in last year’s parade, riding in a convertible with his granddaughter.
“Kid Rock has been a friend to Leiper’s Fork and we’re just glad to have him as our grand marshal,” parade organizer, April Cantrell told News 2.
The Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 14.
Kid Rock almost served as grand marshal of the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade. Following controversy over profane comments he made about “The View” host Joy Behar, parade organizers chose to replace him with James Shaw, Jr., the hero who wrestled the gun away from the Antioch Waffle House shooter.
The Michigan native, who operates a bar on Broadway, was in the headlines again last week for comments he made about Oprah Winfrey. After multiple media outlets reported on his statements, Kid Rock posted to Twitter: “My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey show years ago and her people wanted me to write down 5 reasons why I loved her and her show…🏳️🌈 I said f— that and her. End of story.”