Kip Moore

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Kip Moore
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".

Second album[edit]

In October 2013, Moore announced his fifth single, "Young Love".[11] 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. Moore then released "I'm to Blame" in 2015, which is included on his second album, Wild Ones.

Tours[edit]

supporting

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[12]
US
[13]
Up All Night 3 6 US: 374,000[14]
Wild Ones
  • Release date: August 21, 2015[7]
  • Label: MCA Nashville

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[15]
US Country Airplay
[16]
US
[17]
CAN Country
[18]
CAN
[19]
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"A 26 20 105 49 96 Wild Ones
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak
positions
Album
CAN
[19]
2015 "Wild Ones" 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)[24] Stephen Shepherd
"Hey Pretty Girl" (acoustic)[25]
"Beer Money" Peter Zavadil[26]
2013 "Hey Pretty Girl" Chris Hicky[27]
2014 "Young Love"[28] Peter Zavadil
"Dirt Road"[29]
"Heart's Desire" (live)[30] PJ Brown
"On the Case"
2015 "I'm to Blame"[31] Peter Zavadil
"Comeback Kid"[32] PJ Brown
"Girl of the Summer"[33]

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[34] Nominated

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Kip Moore Biography (Page 1 of 2)". Great American Country. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kip Moore Biography". Countrymusic.about.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  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 Vain, Madison (2015-05-29). "Kip Moore Previews New Album, Wild Ones, Chats Life on the Road and Why He'll Never Make the Same Album Twice". Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  8. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (9 May 2011). "Who's New: Kip Moore". Country Weekly 18 (19): 18. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  9. ^ "Kip Moore Biography (Page 2 of 2)". Great American Country. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Morris, Edward (26 March 2011). "Sara Evans Keeps Top Album, Billy Currington Snags No. 1 Song". CMT. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Listen to Kip Moore’s Nostalgic New Song ‘Young Love’". Radio.com. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  20. ^ "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
  21. ^ "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
  22. ^ "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
  23. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl". Music Canada. 
  24. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (Acoustic)". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Kip Moore, 'Hey Pretty Girl' Video". The Boot. April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Beer Money". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Kip Moore 'Hey Pretty Girl' Video & Behind-the-Scenes Photos". The Boot. March 20, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  28. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Young Love". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  29. ^ Jones, Kim (July 8, 2014). "Kip Moore's New Video Takes You Down the Dirt Road". Music Times. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  30. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Heart's Desire (Live)". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  31. ^ Duvall, Erin (April 7, 2015). "Behind Kip Moore's Wedding-Crashing 'I'm to Blame' Video: Exclusive Photos". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  32. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Comeback Kid". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Girl Of The Summer – Kip Moore". Vevo. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Nominees - 2015 CMA Awards2015 CMA Awards". Cmaworld.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 

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