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article imageInterview with country star Justin Moore: 'Point at You' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Mar 27, 2013 in Entertainment
On March 26, 2013, country singer and Valory Music Company recording artist Justin Moore chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his new single “Point at You” from his forthcoming studio album and his “Outlaws Like Me” tour.
“We have been busy. We are finishing up the new album and we are kicking off our first headlining tour. It has been a lot of fun,” he acknowledged.
Throughout his career, Justin has sold 4.2 million tracks to date and his first two albums (“Justin Moore” and “Outlaws Like Me”) have been certified gold; moreover, “Outlaws Like Me” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Albums Charts and it reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 all-genre charts. “We’ve had three No. 1 records and quite a few other hit songs on the radio, as well as the opportunity to do a lot of exciting things in our career, but the fact that both of my albums went gold is incredibly humbling and exciting,” the Arkansas native shared.
In the past, Justin has shared the stage with such award-winning country acts as Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, among others.
He noted that his newest single “Point at You,” which was co-written by Ben Hayslip, Ross Copperman and Rhett Akins, is his second consecutive love song and it is already a Top 40 hit on country radio. “I felt like I could pull this song off. I’ve had this song on hold really early on in the process of making this new album. I love the melody of it since it’s a little bit different for us,” he said. “There are so many talented songwriters in Nashville. I was lucky to get my hand on a couple of outside songs on the last album and some good ones on this album including ‘Point at You.’ It feels like a bigger record for us and hopefully it will be.”
Justin continued, “This new song has been a blast for us to play live and hopefully it is as much fun to listen to as it was to record.”
His previous radio single “Til My Last Day” reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Airplay Charts for the week ending Jan. 5, 2013. “That felt great since that song was different for us too. It’s a love song, so I didn’t know how country radio or the fans were going to react to it, but fortunately when we decided to go in that direction, the fans and radio went with us,” the country crooner said.
On his upcoming third studio album (which will be released this summer), Justin revealed, “It’s the most diverse album that I have done since it consists of sixteen songs, which is the most that I have ever had on a CD. You have to balance staying true to yourself and who you are with growing so that you are not left behind with the music. There are a lot of songs on this album that people are accustomed to hearing from me and we have also cut a lot of songs that are going to be enjoyed by the folks that liked ‘Til My Last Day.’ Hopefully, everybody is excited to hear it as I am.”
Regarding his first-ever “Outlaws Like Me” headlining tour, he noted that it has been going extremely well. “We have played five shows and we sold four of them out. We’ll take those numbers any day of the week. It has been a lot of fun. There are a lot of artists out there that are very deserving that will never get the opportunity to do what we are doing. We feel very blessed to be out there. We have a couple of artists out there on the road with us such as Dustin Lynch and Jon Pardi that are a big help. Those guys have a lot going on themselves and for them to jump over here and go out with us for a couple of months has been a lot of fun and I am sure it will continue to be,” the singer-songwriter said.
Justin noted that he would love to someday work with veteran country star Dwight Yoakam. “Dwight definitely tops that collaborations list for me. I would love to record with him,” he said.
Mostly recently, Justin surpassed one million fans on his Facebook page and he has over 244,000 followers on Twitter. “That is crazy since one million is a whole lot of people. I remember trying to make one fan and now to see statistics like these is really exciting. The fan-base has grown substantially over the years. All the credit goes to the people in the industry, everybody at country radio for playing our records and the fans that show up at the shows and go and buy the albums. That is really cool and a lot of fun,” he exclaimed.
Particularly impressive about Justin is that he will be featured on millions of General Mills products this April as part of the second year of “Outnumber Hunger,” a national campaign that helps secure meals in local communities. This initiative is a partnership between the Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and Feeding America. “It’s cool to be a small part of it. I was fortunate enough to be involved with it last year for the first time. I really give all the credit to my record label. One of the craziest things to me is the common misconception that hunger is an issue in third-world countries and when I heard some of the statistics I was blown away and saddened. We have been able to do some really cool things with ‘Outnumber Hunger.’ I believe it’s a part of our job as artists, as well as human beings, especially if we have the platform and opportunities to do good things,” he concluded.
To learn more about Justin Moore and his new single “Point at You,” visit his official website.
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