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Kip Moore CD debut coming in April

Friday, March 2, 2012 – Kip Moore, who's on the charts with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck, will release his debut album, "Up All Night," on April 24 on MCA Nashville.

"The song doing great is a huge accomplishment, but the fact that I'm getting to release a whole record, something I've put so much energy into over the years, is the biggest accomplishment in my music career thus far," Moore said. "I am so excited for people to get a chance to hear this record because I feel like it is an emotional record and I want to be able to move people like the records moved me growing up.

"From top to bottom, it is a very emotional, gritty record," said Moore who co-wrote every song on the Brett James-produced album. "I think that people will be moved to be happy and sad and feel a lot of different emotions in one with this record."

Moore chose the title of his album because the phrase has several meanings to him. "This record came about from me being up all night," he said. "There are two parts: being up all night and doing the party scene and living life and grabbing it while I had the moment, which is why I was able to write these songs and also being up all night in the studio and listening to records and writing until three or four in the morning. Those are the times when you are completely alone and vulnerable, when it's three or four in the morning, and you don't know anybody, and you aren't really hanging out with a crowd."

"I have been away from my family and a lot of my friends since I was 17," said the Tifton, Ga. native. "I like to be alone, but at the same time, it creates a vulnerability that I don't have if I have people around me all of the time. I am a lot more honest when I am alone in those times." "I don't feel like I have quite wrapped my head around what is happening yet," he said of the success of his single. "It is obviously a humbling and amazing feeling."

Moore's first single was Mary Was the Marrying Kind.

Moore joins Billy Currington and David Nail on tour later this month. "I've been out on tour with Billy several times, and he's a cool dude who is also really kind, so it will be fun. Billy knows how to have a good time, and my band knows how to have a good time too, so I hope you'll come join the party."

Moore is partnering with Red Bull for multiple "Spring Break Bash" appearances in Panama City Beach, Fla., including two Wal-Mart acoustic performances and signings as well as two full-band club shows. The performances are: Monday, March 5 -- 11 a.m. - noon at Wal-Mart, 10270 Front Beach Rd. and 4- 6 p.m. at Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, 17403 Front Beach Road

Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. - noon at Wal-Mart, 10270 Front Beach Road; 4-6 p.m. at Spinnaker Beach Club & Paradise Grill, 8795 Thomas Dr.

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Wild Ones CD review - Wild Ones
Kip Moore's sophomore release has been a long time in coming - 3 1/2 years - a surprise considering how well he did with his debut, "Up All Night," and its big hits ("Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," "Beer Money"). Moore has said he spent time expanding his sound - and he surely has done that - although two failed singles doubtlessly didn't help. While "Up All Night" veered towards the rootsier side and would not have been confused with »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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