Can’t miss this opportunity to give a shout out to Kid Rock for the stirring, gutsy performance of his new song Times Like These, which highlighted Rock’s hometown (Detroit) and state (Michigan) on last night’s American Music Awards (AMA). Those of us who live in this great state and hear far too much about what’s wrong with it (including from those who’ve never been here), appreciate the singer’s loyalty, heartfelt words and music more than we can say. Few understand what a beautiful state we live in, with the best people you’ll find anyone.

The performance was Pure Michigan. Made me proud to be a Michigander.

Watch Kid Rock’s moving performance of the song Times Like These here.

Photo Judy Winter 2010