Kip Moore

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Kip Moore
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Kip Moore at Walmart Soundcheck
Background information
Birth name Kip Christian Moore[1]
Born (1980-04-01) April 1, 1980 (age 34)
Tifton, Georgia[2]
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2005[3]-present
Labels MCA Nashville
Associated acts Brett James
Thompson Square
Website kipmoore.net

Kip Christian Moore is an American country music singer-songwriter signed to MCA Nashville. His debut album, Up All Night, was released on April 24, 2012.[4] and was the best-selling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013.[5] In 2014, Moore released "Young Love", the lead single to an upcoming second album.[6]

Biography[edit]

Kip Moore was born in Tifton, Georgia. He began playing guitar while attending Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, and made his first public performance at a Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia. After college, he moved to a "little hut" in Hawaii, where he also took up backpacking and surfing.[7] He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004, where songwriter and producer Brett James helped him sign a publishing deal.[7]

Musical career[edit]

He spent four years in Nashville as a store manager for Abercrombie & Fitch before signing a record deal with MCA Nashville.[8] His debut single, "Mary Was the Marrying Kind",[9] peaked at number 45 on the country singles charts published by Billboard.

On September 27, 2011, he released his second single, "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck". The song was followed by the release of his debut album Up All Night in April 2012. A month later, "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" hit number 1 on the Billboard country charts. "Beer Money" was the album's second single, followed by "Hey Pretty Girl". These songs also reached the country Top 5.

Moore co-wrote two tracks on Thompson Square's self-titled debut album which was released in February 2011: "All the Way" and "Let's Fight", the latter of which was their debut single. He also co-wrote James Wesley's 2012 single "Walking Contradiction".

In October 2013, Moore announced his fifth single, "Young Love", which will be included on his upcoming second album.[10] It charted at number 22 on the Country Airplay in March 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
Up All Night 3 6 US: 374,000[13]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[14]
US Country Airplay
[15]
US
[16]
CAN Country
[17]
CAN
[18]
2011 "Mary Was the Marrying Kind" 45 Up All Night
(and Deluxe Edition)
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" 1 29 33
2012 "Beer Money" 7 3 51 1 58
2013 "Hey Pretty Girl" 8 2 41 6 62
"Young Love" 26 22 104 43 83 TBD
2014 "Dirt Road" 35 44
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Mary Was the Marrying Kind" Michael Maxxis
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" Roger Pistole
2012 "Hey Pretty Girl" (acoustic) Stephen Shepherd[23]
"Beer Money" Peter Zavadil[24]
2013 "Hey Pretty Girl" Chris Hicky[25]
2014 "Young Love"[26] Peter Zavadil
"Dirt Road"[27]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2012 American Country Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated
Single by a New Artist- "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" Nominated
Music Video by a New Artist- "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" Nominated
2013 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of The Year - "Beer Money" Nominated
2014 Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year[28] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search results for 'Kip Christian Moore'". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kip Moore Biography (Page 1 of 2)". Great American Country. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  3. ^ http://countrymusic.about.com/od/Kip-Moore/p/Kip-Moore-Biography.htm
  4. ^ Duvall, Erin (March 2, 2012). "Kip Moore, 'Up All Night' Album Coming in April". The Boot. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ Conaway, Alanna. "Kip Moore Wraps Highly Successful Year Of Touring and Sales". Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Taste of Country staff. "Kip Moore Young Love [Listen]". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (9 May 2011). "Who's New: Kip Moore". Country Weekly 18 (19): 18. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  8. ^ "Kip Moore Biography (Page 2 of 2)". Great American Country. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Morris, Edward (26 March 2011). "Sara Evans Keeps Top Album, Billy Currington Snags No. 1 Song". CMT. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Listen to Kip Moore’s Nostalgic New Song ‘Young Love’". Radio.com. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2013-08-07). "Country Album Chart News: The Week of August 7, 2013: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Debut In Top 5; Florida Georgia Line "Here's To The Good Times" Platinum". Roughstock. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Kip Moore – Somethin%27 %27Bout a Truck". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Kip Moore – Beer Money". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl". Music Canada. 
  23. ^ "Kip Moore, 'Hey Pretty Girl' Video". The Boot. April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  24. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Beer Money". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Kip Moore 'Hey Pretty Girl' Video & Behind-the-Scenes Photos". The Boot. March 20, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Young Love". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  27. ^ Jones, Kim (July 8, 2014). "Kip Moore's New Video Takes You Down the Dirt Road". Music Times. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  28. ^ http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-awards/nominees/

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