Off the Beaten Path (Justin Moore album)

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Off the Beaten Path
Studio album by Justin Moore
Released September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
Genre Country
Label Valory Music Group
Producer Jeremy Stover
Justin Moore chronology
Outlaws Like Me
(2011)
Off the Beaten Path
(2013)
Singles from Off the Beaten Path
  1. "Point at You"
    Released: March 18, 2013
  2. "Lettin' the Night Roll"
    Released: October 21, 2013

Off the Beaten Path is the third studio album by American country music artist Justin Moore. It was released on September 17, 2013 via Valory Music Group.[1] The album includes duets with Miranda Lambert and Charlie Daniels.[2] A deluxe edition was also made available.[3] The album has sold 291,000 copies in the US as of June 2014.[4]

The album includes the singles "Point at You" and "Lettin' the Night Roll". [5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Country Weekly C+[7]
Digital Journal 4.5/5 stars[8]
Got Country Online 5/5 stars[9]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[10]
USA Today 2/4 stars[11]

Off the Beaten Path garnered generally positive reception by music critics to critique the album. At Allmusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine felt that the release had "an air of authenticity."[6] Markos Papadatos of Digital Journal proclaimed that Moore "stays true to his roots" on an album that was "highly eclectic and a real treat", and called the album "a well-crafted musical work".[8] At Roughstock, Ashley Cooke wrote that "Justin Moore stays true to his cowboy hat, the Country way and the twang we've grown to love with Off The Beaten Path."[10] In agreement, Raina Smith of Got Country Online felt that "Justin stays true to his cowboy hat and roots that’s for sure in this modern and traditional country music album."[9] At The New York Times, Jon Caramanica wrote a positive review, and noted that Moore "engages in a bait and switch: cloaking old-school values with new-school references. He is in no way a dissenter, merely someone who understands that old forms can stand even stronger with injections of new ideas."[12] Furthermore, Caraminica vowed that "Mr. Moore is solid in his convictions: that country music of the 1970s, the more accessible side of the outlaw years, is worth preserving, and that the true modern spirit of that sound is mindful of the rest of the world."[12] However, Bob Paxman at Country Weekly evoked that the release "mostly serves up an array of clichéd, mediocre tunes about the majesty of the country lifestyle."[7] At USA Today, Brian Mansfield told that Moore "may sing about small towns, heaven and redemptive love with unquestionable conviction", but he "just can't recover" to make his album truly special.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Old Back in the New School"   Lance Miller, Austin Cunningham, Brad Warren, Brett Warren 2:56
2. "Lettin' the Night Roll"   Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover, Rodney Clawson 3:23
3. "Old Habits" (featuring Miranda Lambert) Brian Maher, Josh Hoge, Adam Hambrick 3:49
4. "Point at You"   Ross Copperman, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip 3:00
5. "I'd Want It to Be Yours"   Moore, Stover, Brandon Kinney 3:16
6. "This Kind of Town"   Andrew Dorff, Chris Tompkins 3:51
7. "Country Radio"   Moore, Stover, David Lee Murphy 2:44
8. "That's How I Know You Love Me"   Justin Weaver, Clawson, Tompkins 4:36
9. "Off the Beaten Path"   Stover, Chris Janson, Kinney 3:14
10. "One Dirt Road"   Moore, Stover, Jamie Paulin 3:41
11. "For Some Ol' Redneck Reason" (featuring Charlie Daniels) Akins, Moore, Stover 4:32

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 5
US Billboard 200[14] 2
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country
[16]
CAN
2013 "Point at You" 10 2 53 6 71
"Lettin' the Night Roll" 7 1 49 4 67
Preceded by
Fuse by Keith Urban
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 5, 2013
Succeeded by
Crash My Party by Luke Bryan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Moore Reveals Title, Track Listing + Release Date for New Album". The Boot. June 17, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pacella, Megan (June 14, 2013). "Justin Moore Prepares to Release New Album ‘Off the Beaten Path’ This Fall". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Conaway, Alanna (June 12, 2013). "Justin Moore's "Off the Beaten Path" Album to Hit Stores on September 17". Roughstock. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 4, 2014). "Country Music's Top 10 Albums: The Week Of June 4, 2014". Roughstock. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Wyland, Sarah (July 17, 2013). "First Look: Justin Moore’s Upcoming Album". Great American Country. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (September 16, 2013). "Off the Beaten Path - Justin Moore : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Paxman, Bob (September 16, 2013). "Off the Beaten Path by Justin Moore". Country Weekly. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Papadatos, Markos (September 16, 2013). "Review: Country singer Justin Moore is solid on 'Off the Beaten Path' CD". Digital Journal. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Smith, Raina (September 18, 2013). "ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Moore "Off The Beaten Path"". Got Country Online. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Cooke, Ashley (September 12, 2013). "Album Review: Justin Moore - Off The Beaten Path". Roughstock. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (September 17, 2013). "Listen Up: Elvis Costello, Jack Johnson, more". USA Today. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (September 23, 2013). "New Music From MGMT, Kenny Garrett". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ "Justin Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Justin Moore. Prometheus Global Media.
  14. ^ "Justin Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Justin Moore. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ "Justin Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for Justin Moore. Prometheus Global Media.
  16. ^ "Justin Moore Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013.