Move over Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker has a new partner.
Kracker will team up with comedian Drew Carey in the fall when he appears in an episode of the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show." The show will be taped August 20 and aired later in the season, Kracker's Atlantic Records spokesperson said.
Before he makes it to the tube, Kracker will hit the big screen. Aside from appearing in "Osmosis Jones" and lending a song to that film's soundtrack (see "Kid Rock, St. Lunatics, Uncle Kracker Do 'Osmosis Jones'") and one to "American Pie 2" (see "3 Doors Down, Sum41, Green Day On 'Pie 2' Soundtrack"), he will also appear in a groundbreaking live concert in theaters nationwide.
On August 15, Cinema Presents will launch their new digital in-cinema network with a live broadcast of a Sugar Ray and Uncle Kracker concert in 44 theatres in 21 states across North America, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The concert will be taped at the Tabernacle in Atlanta and broadcast in SurroundSound. It will also include backstage interviews. Cinema Presents plans to bring other live concerts and sporting events to theaters across the country following the Sugar Ray and Uncle Kracker debut.
Uncle Kracker's album Double Wide recently went platinum on the strength of the hit single "Follow Me."