Kip Moore

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Kip Moore
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Background information
Birth name Kip Christian Moore[1]
Born (1980-04-01) April 1, 1980 (age 35)
Tifton, Georgia[2]
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2008[3]–present
Labels MCA Nashville
Associated acts Brett James
Thompson Square
Website kipmoore.net

Kip Christian Moore (born April 1, 1980) 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 the single "Young Love", followed by "Dirt Road" and "I'm to Blame".[6] Wild Ones, Moore's second studio album, was released on August 21, 2015.[7]

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.[8] He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004, where songwriter and producer Brett James helped him sign a publishing deal.[8]

Musical career[edit]

He spent four years in Nashville as a store manager for Abercrombie & Fitch before signing a record deal with MCA Nashville.[9] His debut single, "Mary Was the Marrying Kind",[10] 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. Moore co-wrote every song on the album, and Brett James produced it. 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".[11]

Second album[edit]

In October 2013, Moore announced his fifth single, "Young Love".[12] It charted at number 22 on the Country Airplay in March 2014. After it underperformed, it was followed by "Dirt Road", which failed to make Top 40.[13][14] Moore then decided to "scrap" his second album and compose new material.[15] Moore then released "I'm to Blame", the leadoff to his 2015 album Wild Ones.[15]

Tours[edit]

Headlining
Supporting

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[16]
US
[17]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[19]
Up All Night 3 6
Wild Ones
  • Release date: August 21, 2015[7]
  • Label: MCA Nashville
2 4 46 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[13]
US Country Airplay
[14]
US
[22]
CAN Country
[23]
CAN
[24]
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 N/A
2014 "Dirt Road" 35 44
2015 "I'm to Blame" 24 20 100 40 96 Wild Ones
"Running for You"A 42 36
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.[29]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[13]
CAN
[24]
2015 "Wild Ones" 37 85 Wild Ones

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Mary Was the Marrying Kind" Michael Maxxis
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" Roger Pistole
2012 "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" (acoustic)[30] Stephen Shepherd
"Hey Pretty Girl" (acoustic)[31]
"Beer Money" Peter Zavadil[32]
2013 "Hey Pretty Girl" Chris Hicky[33]
2014 "Young Love"[34] Peter Zavadil
"Dirt Road"[35]
"Heart's Desire" (live)[36] PJ Brown
"On the Case"
2015 "I'm to Blame"[37] Peter Zavadil
"Comeback Kid"[38] PJ Brown
"Girl of the Summer"[39]
"What Ya Got on Tonight"[40]
"Lipstick"[41]

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[42] Nominated

References[edit]

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  6. ^ Taste of Country staff. "Kip Moore Young Love [Listen]". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
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  10. ^ Morris, Edward (26 March 2011). "Sara Evans Keeps Top Album, Billy Currington Snags No. 1 Song". CMT. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
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  27. ^ "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
  28. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl". Music Canada. 
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  35. ^ Jones, Kim (July 8, 2014). "Kip Moore's New Video Takes You Down the Dirt Road". Music Times. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  36. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Heart's Desire (Live)". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
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  38. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Comeback Kid". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  39. ^ "Girl Of The Summer – Kip Moore". Vevo. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  40. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : What Ya Got On Tonight". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  41. ^ "Lipstick – Kip Moore". Vevo. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  42. ^ "Nominees - 2015 CMA Awards2015 CMA Awards". Cmaworld.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 

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