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 38)
Tifton, Georgia, United States
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2008[2]–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.[3] and was the best-selling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013.[4] In 2014, Moore released the single "Young Love", followed by "Dirt Road" and "I'm to Blame".[5] Wild Ones, Moore's second studio album, was released on August 21, 2015.[6]

Biography[edit]

Kip Moore was born in Tifton, Georgia, to Bonnie (Mann) and Stan Moore. He has two brothers and three sisters. Their father died in September 2011, just months before the release of Moore's debut album. 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 eight years in Nashville 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. 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".[10] He also co-wrote Frankie Ballard's 2016 single "Cigarette".

Wild Ones (2013–2016)[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.[12][13] Moore then decided to "scrap" his second album and compose new material.[14] Moore then released "I'm to Blame", the lead single to his 2015 album, Wild Ones.[14]

Slowheart (2017–present)[edit]

On February 10, 2017, Moore released "More Girls Like You" as the lead single from a then-unannounced forthcoming album.[15]

On June 21, 2017, Moore announced the album's title, Slowheart, and its release date of September 8, 2017.[16]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US Country
[17]
US
[18]
AUS
[19]
CAN
[20]
Up All Night 3 6
Wild Ones
  • Release date: August 21, 2015[6]
  • Label: MCA Nashville
2 4 31 5
Slowheart
  • Release date: September 8, 2017[23]
  • Label: MCA Nashville
3 10 6 10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[17]
US
[18]
CAN
[20]
Underground
  • Release date: October 28, 2016
  • Label: MCA Nashville
12 97 77

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[12]
US Country Airplay
[13]
US
[26]
CAN Country
[27]
CAN
[28]
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 A 43 83 Non-album singles
2014 "Dirt Road" 35 44
2015 "I'm to Blame" 24 20 100 40 96 Wild Ones
"Running for You" 25 13 B
2017 "More Girls Like You" 8 4 66 Slowheart
"Last Shot"[34] 31 22
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • A "Young Love" did not enter the Hot 100, but peaked at number 4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension of the Hot 100.[35]
  • B "Running for You" did not enter the Hot 100, but peaked at number 11 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension of the Hot 100.[35]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[12]
CAN
[28]
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)[36] Stephen Shepherd
"Hey Pretty Girl" (acoustic)[37]
"Beer Money" Peter Zavadil[38]
2013 "Hey Pretty Girl" Chris Hicky[39]
2014 "Young Love"[40] Peter Zavadil
"Dirt Road"[41]
"Heart's Desire" (live)[42] PJ Brown
"On the Case"
2015 "I'm to Blame"[43] Peter Zavadil
"Comeback Kid"[44] PJ Brown
"Girl of the Summer"[45]
"What Ya Got on Tonight"[46]
"Lipstick"[47]
2016 "Running for You"[48]
2017 "More Girls Like You"
2017 "The Bull" PJ Brown
2017 "Blonde"
2018 "Last Shot" Michael Monaco

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[49] Nominated

References[edit]

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