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There's something about Platinum for Moore

Monday, July 16, 2012 – Kip Moore's single Somethin' 'Bout a Truck, which was a two-week number one hit, was certified platinum for sales of 1 million units.

"I can't wrap my head around platinum," Moore said. "I had a hard enough time wrapping my head around gold, so there's no way I can wrap my head around platinum. It's something that every writer and artist dreams to be a part of, something that is working like this."

"It was validation for me that I was smart to stick to my guns and believe in myself all those years when it looked like nothing was happening. So often I wanted to cash in my chips and say, 'At least I played,' but I kept grinding and kept writing and writing and writing and kept believing that at some point it was going to work. So it's a grateful moment to me that I kept my faith."

Earlier this month, he released his new single, Beer Money, and will perform its national television debut on Conan on TBS on Tuesday, July 17. "Conan is so special for me because when my sister was in her car accident and in the hospital for seven months, Conan was one of the few people who could make her smile," he said. "She thinks he is so funny, and so do I. I have always been such a fan of the show and him as a person. It's definitely amazing to get to play on national TV with that many people watching, and I am so glad that this is the first late-night show I am playing."

Moore has been touring extensively, performing his own shows and joining Billy Currington and David Nail on the road. He will join Eric Church's The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour in the fall.

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Slowheart CD review - Slowheart
If you're one of those people who read CD inserts before listening to the music, Kip Moore starts out with one at least one strike against him on his third album. In the two pages of acknowledgements and thank yous (two pages!) there's this mixed metaphor on thank you number one, which goes out to Jesus: "You continually pull me from the sinking sand. . . I'm out of the woods because of your love." Um, not a lot of sand in the woods, Kip. Thankfully, things get better as »»»
Underground CD review - Underground
Claiming to have too many songs to choose from, Kip Moore's solution to his surplus was to release "Underground," an EP. "Everywhere we go the fans keep asking for the recordings of these underground songs that they've been hearing for the last few years," he said. "They're a passionate fan base so I decided to ask my label if I could record these songs live and give them the raw recordings." Moore co-wrote all five tracks, which include two studio »»»
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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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