Kid Rock has proven he can make music that defies all genres and still appeals to listeners. His latest album, 'Rock N Roll Jesus,' is at double-platinum sales status and climbing. His Grammy-nominated single 'All Summer Long' went No. 1 in the U.S., as well as in six other countries, and is being played on rock, pop and country stations.

"It's the music I love. It's who I am as a person. People say I'm creatively confused or whatever they call it, but I just honestly enjoy music," he tells CMT.

That confusion may transcend into his social life, as well. With a wide circle of friends that encompasses everyone from rappers to country folk, Kid Rock finds that his eclectic life helps him creatively.

"I have a house in California, so whenever I have dinner over there, it's like my science experiment of how many different people I can get to come over," he explains. "I'll get Josh Groban, Kenny Chesney, my rapper buddy and this guy from the Eagles ... I really enjoy that in life. Bringing people together is one of my favorite things. I believed that's what a rock 'n' roll Jesus would really do -- bring people together through music."

However, one person who may not be a fan of Kid Rock's music is his own mother. While he insists that most moms adore him, his own would like to see him tone down the language a bit. "She'll hear songs and say, 'Why do you have to say that stuff?'" He told her, "Some people enjoy it, Mom."

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