Uncle Kracker
Uncle Kracker
Celebrated Name: Uncle Kracker
Real Name/Full Name: Matthew Shafer
Gender: Male
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: June 6, 1974
Birth Place: Mount Clemens, Michigan, US
Nationality: American
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 90 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Melanie Haas
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Uncle Kracker Gay?: No
Profession: Musician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Uncle Kracker is an American singer who is popular for his country music as well as rock music. Apart from singing, he is a songwriter and performed as a DJ. Besides, he can play turntable and guitar. Uncle Kracker is his stage name, and his original name is Matthew Shafer. He reached the pinnacle of success with his singles ‘Follow Me’ and ‘Drift Away.’ Both the songs managed to break into the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.

Maybe you know about Uncle Kracker very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Uncle Kracker’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Born on June 6, 1974, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, the real name of Uncle Kracker is Matthew Shafer. He is the son of Sunny Shafer, who owned a gas station in Amoco. He has a brother named Mike Shafer and was inspired to music after listening to Motown and country music. Uncle Kracker attended the L’Anse Creuse High School and has been performing from a very young age.

Personal Life

In 1998, Uncle Kracker got married to Melanie Haas. They have been in a relationship for a long time and got married in Las Vegas. The couple maintains a strong relationship and has three children together.

Uncle Kracker was charged with a second-degree sex offense in 2007. He was sentenced on probation for a year and was released after a bail of $75,000 bond.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on June 6, 1974, Uncle Kracker is 49 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 1.77 m tall, and his weight is 90 kg.


While visiting a nightclub with his brother in Michigan, he went on to meet Kid Rock. In 1994, he was invited to play turntables for Kid Rock’s band Twisted Brown Trucker. Following that, Uncle Kracker started performing in live shows.

In 2000, Uncle Kracker came up with his debut album called ‘Double Wide.’ This was a highly successful album and made him a popular singer. In 2002, he released his second album entitled ‘No Stranger To Shame.’ This was followed by ‘Seventy Two and Sunny’ in 2004. He then released his fourth album called ‘Happy Hour’ in 2009 on Atlantic Music. His last album entitled ‘Midnight Special’ was released in 2012.

He has also released a compilation album called ‘An Introduction to Uncle Kracker’ in 2018. Some of his popular singles include “Follow Me,” “Smile,” “Nobody’s Sad on a Saturday Night,” “Good to Be Me,” and “In a Little While.” Uncle Kracker has appeared for the hit single “When the Sun Goes Down” by Kenny Chesney.

Awards & Achievements

Despite releasing multiple albums in singles, Uncle Kracker has not won an award in his career. He has five discographies to his name, starting from Double Wide(2000) to Midnight Special(2012). His first album reached the 7th spot on Billboard 200. This is also his best-selling album with Multi-Platinum certification.

Net Worth & Salary of Uncle Kracker in 2024

Uncle Kracker Net Worth
Uncle Kracker Net Worth

As of May 2024, Uncle Kracker has a net worth of $6 million. He owes this fortune to his successful career as a single singer. His album ‘Double Wide’ was a double-platinum album, and he has sold multiple other singles. He has also appeared as a featured artist for other artists and has successfully released many singles, including “Follow Me” and ‘Smile.” He is a multi-talented personality, and we can expect spurge in his net worth as he is very active in his career.

Having been active in his career from a very young age, Uncle Kracker showed his passion for music. He maintains good relations with many other personalities and is a good friend with Kid Rock. He has been active in his career for over three decades and continues to release music.



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