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article imageInterview with Kip Moore: 2014 ACM 'New Artist' nominee Special

By Markos Papadatos     Mar 27, 2014 in Music
The past three years for country singer and songwriter Kip Moore have been incredible thanks to the success of his singles "Something 'Bout A Truck," "Hey Pretty Girl," "Beery Money" and his latest "Young Love."
His breakthrough single "Something 'Bout A Truck" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and was certified platinum. "The single 'Something 'Bout A Truck' was very, very good to me. It helped jump-start my career so I am very thankful for that song," he said.
Moore's follow-up singles, "Beer Money" and the love ballad "Hey Pretty Girl" peaked at No. 3 and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay Charts respectively, and they both reached No. 1 on the Country Mediabase charts and they were subsequently certified gold.
An MCA Nashville recording artist, Moore is nominated for the 2014 Academy of Country Music (ACM) award for "New Artist of the Year." "It has been a wild trip to get to this point," he said. "I never had been one to focus on awards. I focus my attention on my live shows and my records. The cool thing about it is that it is such an honor since I used to watch the ACM awards as a kid. For me, the nominations means the whole journey that I have been on and to be recognized for my craft. It's such an honor to be up for it."
Moore is nominated for "New Artist" along with fellow country musicians Justin Moore and Brett Eldredge, and ever-gracious, he has nothing but great words for both artists. "It feels great since they are two talented guys. I have a lot of respect for them," he said.
His latest radio single "Young Love" reached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts. "My co-writers, Dan Couch and Weston Davis, and I spoke how amazing and bittersweet it was to feel a 'young love' after 17 years and to feel that reckless abandonment when you are young. That's how it all started," he said.
"We have a new one coming here real soon," he hinted. "We just into a new single soon. I think the new single will show more what this new record is going to be about."
When asked what motivates him on a daily basis, he shared, "I want to be great at what I do. I want to be great in my craft: I want to be one of the best songwriters and that's what motivates me. Writing music and being a dynamic entertainer and learning how to do it and trying to learn from the best. I want to be better every single day," he said.
A Georgia native, Moore noted that a "drastic" difference exists when he sings in the studio vs. performing live. "It all comes from the same place, but when you sing live, you can alter your melodies a whole lot and you don't have to stick to the same format that you would in the studio. You could sing the hook in all kinds of different ways since you are in the moment. It is instant gratification for sure," he said.
For his dedicated fans, he concluded, "Thank you. I know I have one of the most loyal fan-bases out there. I appreciate them."
For more information on country star Kip Moore and his Academy of Country Music nomination for "New Artist," visit his official website.
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