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Anyone who has ever listened to Kid Rock knows that he’s not afraid to cross genre lines. Early in his career, Rock had tried his hand at everything from rap to hip-hop. But 2001 marked the first time he made his way into the country music scene.
Rock’s album Cocky was revolutionary for his career, as it was the first time he ever released material that could be labeled as country or blues. The album is perhaps most well-known for containing the single “Picture,” which remains one of his most successful singles to date.
Released in 2002, the commercial version of “Picture” included Allison Moorer as Rock’s duet partner. Rock had previously recorded the song with Sheryl Crow, but was unable to gain permission from her label to release it as a single.
However, some radio stations still managed to get their hands on Rock’s recording with Crow, and played it instead.
After a few months, both artists were eventually credited with Rock on the Billboard charts, and they’re probably glad they were. It peaked at the fourth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and the 21st spot on the Hot Country Songs chart. Today, “Picture” remains Rock’s highest-charting song in the U.S.
The music video for “Picture” is also one of Rock’s most memorable. Despite the confusion upon the single’s release, Rock was able to get Crow to star alongside him in the music video.
Most of the video takes place in a recording studio setting, as Rock and Crow mournfully sing into the microphones in front of them. The recording studio footage is mixed with clips of the duo walking out in the snow together.
Later, a clip shows Rock walking through the same scene alone, capturing the breakup between two lovers described in the lyrics. The video closes with Rock and Crow back in the studio, as they stare longingly into each other’s eyes as they sing.
Without much complexity, the video manages to perfectly showcase the pain of a broken heart. It is hauntingly beautiful, and definitely worth watching, even if you have seen it before. Tune in below to check it out.