Uncle Kracker’s Bratwurst Controversy

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There’s a controversy stirring up at a Bratwurst Festival Uncle Kracker is scheduled to appear. And it’s all about the beer. The Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival will not be featuring a beer garden during the festival this year, which has many wondering, “How do you have bratwurst without the beer?”

Uncle Kracker is set to  perform here in Tampa at the Seminole Hard Rock on May 20 to benefit the Uncle Kracker Music Education Foundation. “When budgets get cut in schools, the first thing that goes are the music programs,” says Uncle Kracker. Teaming up with The Hard Rock Cafe, Uncle Kracker does performances and appearances to raise money to help with budget cuts.

Uncle Kracker called in to chat with Cledus, Dave and Veronica  about Sunday’s event, when the topic was changed to the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival. When told about the controversy going on, Uncle Kracker says, “How do you do a bratwurst festival without beer?”

Beer or no beer, Uncle Kracker still plans to play the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival on August 17 and and many other dates around the country on his Hometown Tour.

Uncle Kracker first made his way onto the scene as a DJ in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker band. In 2001, Uncle Kracker debuted his solo album “Double Wide” featuring the hit single “Follow Me.” The album sky rocketed to the top 10 on Billboard’s 200 chart and was certified platinum in Canada and two times platinum in the U.S.

After several follow up albums, his fourth album “Happy Hour” helped Uncle Kracker cross over into the country music scene. The first single from the album, “Smile”, mirrored the success of Uncle Cracker’s first single “Follow Me”, going double platinum and gold. Thanks to the popularity of “Smile”, Uncle Kracker officially crossed over into the country music scene.

With plans to release his fifth album later this year, Uncle Kracker continues his Hometown Tour throughout the summer, beer or no beer, and will rap up at the end of August.

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