Uncle Kracker is an American musician and singer. Real name Matthew Shafer. His music career started thanks to his meeting Kid Rock, a rap musician, in 1987. The two performers became best friends; Uncle Kracker tried performing rap songs with Kid Rock. The musician remained Kid Rock’s DJ for a long time, and he also sang in some of Kid’s songs. Soon Matthew Shafer realized that he needed a solo album and a solo career. In 2000, he released his debut album, “Double Wide”, where his stage name, Uncle Kracker, was used. Uncle Kracker has been rather popular in the USA, Australia, and Europe ever since; his songs have often topped the charts.