Fun Fest Trace 018I had the opportunity to see Kip Moore this past summer, when he opened for Trace Adkins at Fun Fest in Kingsport, Tenn., in July. He looked great on stage, and did a really super job entertaining the crowd. Off stage, I found him to be very receptive to his fans, and more than willing to stand around the area behind the stage and chat.

Today I got a press release about Kip, that I wanted to pass on to all of you. He’s heading out on tour with Billy Currington and David Nail in August, andfrom what I’m hearing – his April 28, 2012, Knoxville Civic Auditorium show is either sold out, or just about sold out. No surprise there! Now, here’s the press release, along with a few photos of Kip for you all to enjoy.

KipNashville singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently released his single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” to both critical and fan acclaim. The video has nearly four million hits on YouTube and the track is rising quickly through the country singles charts (currently in the top 25), with journalists lauding his originality and passion – some are even comparing him to Bruce Springsteen:

“For years, I have been searching for the missing link between blue-collar rock and country music,” says noted journalist Robert K. Oermann, who writes for Music Row magazine. “This year, I think I have heard it. His name is Kip Moore… the roaring, propulsive performances on his debut album sound like signposts on the highway to some Southern-fried Born to Run.”

Fun Fest Trace 021Moore grew up in the small town of Tifton, GA, influenced by the lyrical stylings of his father’s favorites Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, Tom Petty and of course, The Boss. He came to Nashville in 2004 to hone his craft, working with local songwriters and performing small gigs until getting noticed by MCA Nashville.

Moore’s recently completed debut album Up All Night, featuring “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” will be released later this spring, and he will preview his new tracks on tour with Billy Currington and David Nail beginning in March. He wrote or co-wrote every song on the autobiographical album that addresses coming-of-age themes, love and loss.

Fun Fest Trace 024“I think anybody that comes from a small town has lived that song,” he says about his hit single. “I lived that song 5,000 times growing up. When you are from a small town like I am, there’s not a whole lot to do. You have to make your own fun and there’s a lot of sitting in fields, and a whole lot of Bud Light and fishing poles. It’s real hot in south Georgia, so all of the girls were wearing sundresses. It was all you needed back then – a truck bed, beer, a radio and good company with you. It’s a fun song that everybody lived at a young age.”

Visit his official website KipMoore.net for additional info about his forthcoming album and tour, and check him out on Twitter andFacebook for the latest updates. "Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck" is available now oniTunes.

Fun Fest Trace 032In addition to his web site, you can keep up with Kip on facebook, and follow him on Twitter @kipmoormusic, There’s a list of his tour dates on his web site, too – so you will want to run over and have a look at that for sure.  If you don’t know anything about Kip, here’s a little video that will take you inside his head … well, at least as far as he will let it take us.

That’s all for now – you guys check out Kip’s web site and facebook, and when you get a minute, tell him “Hey, there” on Twitter.

Talk to you all soon!
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I had the opportunity to see Kip Moore this past summer, when he opened for Trace Adkins at Fun Fest in Kingsport, Tenn., in July. He looked great on stage, and did a really super job entertaining the crowd. Off stage, I found him to be very receptive to...