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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