OFFSTAGE: You’re Never Too Old for Kid Rock

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Is Kid Rock laughing with her? Or at her? It’s hard to say what he’s thinking when he posts a video on his website of a senior citizen doing a sweet little dance number to his “All Summer Long.” I always felt very old at Kid Rock’s concerts because it seemed like everyone there was about 14 years old. But seeing this video proves to me that I am not at the uppermost point of his demographic. Kid Rock’s music — the rockers, the duets, the ballads and the mash-ups — appeal to all kinds of folks. And I don’t know if this older woman represents all her peers, but it sure seems like no matter what your driver’s license says, “All Summer Long” makes you young at heart. (I would love to hear what older women think of Kid Rock’s “Half Your Age” song, though.)

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.