Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow released a comical musical response to buddy Kid Rock’s announcement of a possible U.S. Senate bid, titled “I’m Still Alive." The new instant video was released on July 28, 2017.
The title of the song refers to a Tweet, referring to the Kid Rock for US Senate 2018. The tweet read “Sheryl Crow must be rolling in her grave right now…”. Sheryl Tweeted back, “Dude, I’m still alive,” which went viral on social media. Whatever she might think about Rock’s Senate bid, she is not doing it from a grave, because she is alive and well, or as she puts it, “NEWS” Yes, Sheryl is Still Alive! (and kickin’!)”
Sheryl recorded the new song in her studio and shared it on Twitter, along with lyrics, which include the verse “If Kidrock runs for Senate/I wouldn’t be surprised/But not over my dead body/Cause Dude I’m still alive.”
Kid Rock teased a run for Senate to represent his home state of Michigan earlier in July. He has announced a campaign to encourage people to register to vote, concerned that people who complain about the government to not bother to make their voices heard with their vote. He will use the platform available to him as a celebrity to promote his agenda.
Rock stated on his website that he was overwhelmed with the response to his possible Senate bid.
"I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bullshit.”
The rock star is evaluating a possible bid for Senate and says he will make an announcement in about six weeks.