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Kip Moore CD debut coming in April

Friday, March 2, 2012 – Kip Moore, who's on the charts with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck, will release his debut album, "Up All Night," on April 24 on MCA Nashville.

"The song doing great is a huge accomplishment, but the fact that I'm getting to release a whole record, something I've put so much energy into over the years, is the biggest accomplishment in my music career thus far," Moore said. "I am so excited for people to get a chance to hear this record because I feel like it is an emotional record and I want to be able to move people like the records moved me growing up.

"From top to bottom, it is a very emotional, gritty record," said Moore who co-wrote every song on the Brett James-produced album. "I think that people will be moved to be happy and sad and feel a lot of different emotions in one with this record."

Moore chose the title of his album because the phrase has several meanings to him. "This record came about from me being up all night," he said. "There are two parts: being up all night and doing the party scene and living life and grabbing it while I had the moment, which is why I was able to write these songs and also being up all night in the studio and listening to records and writing until three or four in the morning. Those are the times when you are completely alone and vulnerable, when it's three or four in the morning, and you don't know anybody, and you aren't really hanging out with a crowd."

"I have been away from my family and a lot of my friends since I was 17," said the Tifton, Ga. native. "I like to be alone, but at the same time, it creates a vulnerability that I don't have if I have people around me all of the time. I am a lot more honest when I am alone in those times." "I don't feel like I have quite wrapped my head around what is happening yet," he said of the success of his single. "It is obviously a humbling and amazing feeling."

Moore's first single was Mary Was the Marrying Kind.

Moore joins Billy Currington and David Nail on tour later this month. "I've been out on tour with Billy several times, and he's a cool dude who is also really kind, so it will be fun. Billy knows how to have a good time, and my band knows how to have a good time too, so I hope you'll come join the party."

Moore is partnering with Red Bull for multiple "Spring Break Bash" appearances in Panama City Beach, Fla., including two Wal-Mart acoustic performances and signings as well as two full-band club shows. The performances are: Monday, March 5 -- 11 a.m. - noon at Wal-Mart, 10270 Front Beach Rd. and 4- 6 p.m. at Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, 17403 Front Beach Road

Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. - noon at Wal-Mart, 10270 Front Beach Road; 4-6 p.m. at Spinnaker Beach Club & Paradise Grill, 8795 Thomas Dr.

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Room To Spare: The Acoustic Sessions CD review - Room To Spare: The Acoustic Sessions
Kip Moore's greatest musical selling point is his raspy singing voice. Much like Bob Seger long before him, his is a vocal tone that gets your immediate attention every time you hear it. This EP-length project presents Moore in a quieter setting than usual. That distinctive voice is unavoidable, though, whether revved up or tamped down. The song that stands out most is "It Ain't California," which is introduced with a beautifully twangy electric guitar riff. »»»
Slowheart CD review - Slowheart
If you're one of those people who read CD inserts before listening to the music, Kip Moore starts out with one at least one strike against him on his third album. In the two pages of acknowledgements and thank yous (two pages!) there's this mixed metaphor on thank you number one, which goes out to Jesus: "You continually pull me from the sinking sand. . . I'm out of the woods because of your love." Um, not a lot of sand in the woods, Kip. Thankfully, things get better as »»»
Underground CD review - Underground
Claiming to have too many songs to choose from, Kip Moore's solution to his surplus was to release "Underground," an EP. "Everywhere we go the fans keep asking for the recordings of these underground songs that they've been hearing for the last few years," he said. "They're a passionate fan base so I decided to ask my label if I could record these songs live and give them the raw recordings." Moore co-wrote all five tracks, which include two studio »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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