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Uncle Kracker
TIMELINE

Uncle Krackerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker, born Matthew Shafer on June 6, 1974 in Michigan, gained notoriety as a DJ and rapper with Kid Rock's entourage.

2000...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker released his debut LP Double Wide.

December
Uncle Kracker - "Follow Me" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the Top 40 with "Follow Me."

2001... # 90 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the Top 10 with "Follow Me."

March
Uncle Kracker - Double Widebutton.gif (123 bytes) Double Wide was certified gold.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Double Wide was certified platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the road for 5 weeks with Sugar Ray.

November
Uncle Kracker - No Stranger To Shamebutton.gif (123 bytes) Double Wide was certified 2x platinum.

2002... # 73 Singles Artist of the Year

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the Top 40 with "In A Little While."
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker released
No Stranger To Shame.

November
Uncle Kracker - "Drift Away"(available at iTunes)button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the road with Counting Crows.

2003... # 67 Singles Artist of the Year

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the Top 40 with help from Dobie Gray on the remake of Gray's hit "Drift Away."

June
Uncle Kracker - 72 And Sunnybutton.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 28 weeks with "Drift Away."
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the Top 10 with "Drift Away."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) No Stranger To Shame was certified gold.

2004...

April
Uncle Kracker - 'Happy Hour'button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker topped the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for 5 weeks helping Kenny Chesney out on his hit "When The Sun Goes Down."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker released 72 And Sunny.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 428 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2009...

September
Uncle Kracker - "Smile" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker released Happy Hour (Entertainment Weekly: C+).

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker hit the Top 40 with "Smile."

2010...# 75 Singles Artist of the Year

2012...

November
Uncle Kracker - 'Midnight Special'button.gif (123 bytes) Uncle Kracker released Midnight Special.







LPs
Uncle Kracker - Double Wide Double Wide
Released: June, 2000
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 7
Tracks: "Intro" - "Better Days" - "What'chu Lookin' At" - "Follow Me" - "Heaven" (with Kid Rock) - "Steaks & Shrimp" - "Who's Your Uncle" - "Whiskey & Water" - "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" - "Aces & Eights" - "You Can't Take Me"
Uncle Kracker - No Stranger To Shame No Stranger To Shame
Released: September, 2002
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 43
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Keep It Comin'" - "Thunderhead Hawkins" - "In A Little While" - "I Wish I Had A Dollar" - "Drift Away" (with Dobie Gray) - "Baby Don't Cry" - "I Do" - "Memphis Soul Song" - "I Don't Know" - "To Think I Used To Love You" - "Letter To My Daughters" - "No Stranger To Shame"
Uncle Kracker - 72 And Sunny 72 And Sunny
Released: June, 2004
Billboard peak: # 39
Tracks: "This Time" - "Rescue" - "Don't Know How (Not to Love You)" - "What Do We Want?" - "Writing It Down" - "Place at My Table" - "Some Things You Can't Take Back" - "Blues Man" - "Songs About Me, Songs About You" - "Please Come Home" - "You're Not Free" - "Last Night Again" (with Keny Chesney)
Uncle Kracker - 'Happy Hour'Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Happy Hour
Released: September, 2009
Billboard peak: # 38
Tracks: "Smile" - "Another Love Song" - "My Girlfriend" - "Livin' The Dream" - "Corner Bar" - "Me Again" - "Good To Be Me" - "I Hate California" - "Hot Mess" - "Hey Hey Hey" - "I'm Not Leaving" - "Mainstreet"
Uncle Kracker - 'Midnight Special' Midnight Special
Released: November 19, 2012
Tracks: "You Got That Thang" - "I'd Be There" - "Four Letter Word" - "Blue Skies" - "When I Close My Eyes" - "In Between Disasters" - "Happy" - "Nobody's Sad On A Saturday Night" - "Nuthin' Changes" - "Who We Are" - "It Is What It Is"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Uncle Kracker - "Drift Away"(available at iTunes)Drift Away
[Uncle Kracker featuring Dobie Gray]
No Stranger To Shame
6 19 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
2 Uncle Kracker - "Follow Me" (Single)Follow Me
Double Wide
9 10 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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3 Uncle Kracker - "In A Little While" (Single)In A Little While
No Stranger To Shame
12 12 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 Uncle Kracker - "Smile" (Single)Smile
Happy Hour
ARC Chart Run
:
40 - 39 - 38 - 37 - 37 - 36 - 33 - 31 - 30 - 28 - 28 - 32 - 36 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
91
28 14 2010 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
  When The Sun Goes Down
[Kenny Chesney & Uncle Kracker]
Kenny Chesney's When The Sun Goes Down
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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  Rescue
72 And Sunny
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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