Kip Moore grew up in the small town of Tifton, GA, influenced by the lyrical stylings of his father’s favorites Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, Tom Petty and of course, The Boss. He came to Nashville in 2004 to hone his craft, working with local songwriters and performing small gigs until getting noticed by MCA Nashville.
Kip’s debut album “Up All Night” will be released tomorrow (April 24). He wrote or co-wrote every song on the autobiographical album that addresses coming-of-age themes, love and loss.
“I think anybody that comes from a small town has lived that song,” he says about his hit single. “I lived that song 5,000 times growing up. When you are from a small town like I am, there’s not a whole lot to do. You have to make your own fun and there’s a lot of sitting in fields, and a whole lot of Bud Light and fishing poles. It’s real hot in south Georgia, so all of the girls were wearing sundresses. It was all you needed back then – a truck bed, beer, a radio and good company with you. It’s a fun song that everybody lived at a young age.”
10 Quick Quirky Questions with Kip Moore
Q: If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
A: Eggs, OJ, and mustard
Q: Who was your first celebrity crush?
A: Shania Twain and Jen Aniston
Q: What is your motto/advice you live by?
A: If you’re not a peace, cut out what’s making you uneasy.
Q: Name 3 things you can’t live without.
A: Girls, music, and my manager (ha)
Q: What is your favorite memory from childhood?
A: Fishing trips with my dad in the Gulf of Mexico
Q: What is your favorite movie of all time?
A: Shawshank Redemption
Q: What is the ringtone on your phone right now?
A: My phone is always on vibrate, so I’ve never had a ringtone
Q: Name a song that you wish you had wrote?
A: Sunday Morning Coming Down by Johnny Cash
Q: What was your very first job?
A: Laying sod on a golf course
Q: Do you have a favorite restaurant?
A: Melrose Pub in Nashville– the best burgers!
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Visit his official website KipMoore.net for additional info about his forthcoming album and tour, and check him out on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.