Moore travels "Dirt Road"
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
– Kip Moore is releasing "Dirt Road," from his upcoming sophomore album as his new single.
The track, available at all digital retailers today, was written by Moore along with close friends Westin Davis and Dan Couch ("Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" and "Hey Pretty Girl"). The song features a surging tempo and vibrating guitars. There was no word when Moore's sophomore album will be out.
"The groove of this song is something that really grabbed me," said Moore. "I actually worked it up with the band on the road, and we played it live that same night. We did that with a lot of the new songs and in a way the live crowds helped shape this album because of that."
Moore tours this summer with Tim McGraw on his Sundown Heaven Town Tour on May 8. Moore's debut album, "Up All Night," became the best selling debut album from any solo male country artist released in 2012 and 2013 and produced three back-to-back number 1 singles with "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck," "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty Girl."
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