Ted Nugent has released more than 34 albums and has sold a career total of 30 million records. He was known throughout his early career in the 1970s for using Fender amps, a large part of his signature sound, and for playing the hollow-body Gibson Byrdland guitar.
Nugent released his first solo album, Ted Nugent, featuring the hit singles "Stranglehold" and "Hey Baby," in 1975. Two years later, he recorded his most successful album to date: Cat Scratch Fever. Eventually selling more than 3 million copies, the LP included the now-classic rock anthems "Cat Scratch Fever," "Workin' Hard, Playin' Hard," and "Out of Control." In recent years, Nugent has gained attention for his political commentary and conservative ideologies.
Throughout his career, Nugent has served on the boards of more than two dozen political and charitable associations, including the National Rifle Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.