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Bob Seger Unveils Cover of John Hiatt’s “Detroit Made”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Inductee Bob Seger performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual induction and awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 14, 2012 in New York City.
Bob Seger
surprised fans with a new song on Thursday (August 14).

Seger has unveiled his version of John Hiatt's "Detroit Made," a song he played on tour during 2013 and that's reportedly slated for the new album he's been working on. Seger released the song, which he produced and recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, to Detroit radio stations in time for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, an automobile festival that takes place Saturday (August 16) in several of the city's northern suburbs.

Seger tells us that "I stumbled on 'Detroit Made'...I heard it on Outlaw Country once, downloaded it, and that's a great (show) opener for us. That sounds like fun. My initial plan was to have Kid Rock do it with me, but he was just so busy with the start of his tour that we weren't able to do it. I thought it would be great."

In addition to "Detroit Made" Seger also debuted his own "All of the Roads" and another cover, the Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie song "California Stars," during the 2013 tour. Details are expected to be announced soon about Seger's album, which will be his first since "Face The Promise" in 2006.