Tuesday, February 3, 2015
– Kip Moore is taking the fall with his new single, and so far, that's a good thing.
"I'm To Blame" was the second most added song this week at country radio, marking Moore's biggest first week for a new single. The song features Moore's raspy voice over a driving back beat highlighted with a rolling banjo. Moore wrote the song with Justin Weaver and Westin Davis.
"I've learned that sometimes when you're in a relationship, especially if you're trying to keep the relationship, it's better just to admit that something was your fault so everybody can move on," said Moore. "I thought that sort of truth-telling was a good way to set the tone for the new album. I'm excited about the new path we're taking for this next record. I have written so many songs over the past two years, and I really had to step back and look at all of them and make some hard decisions about what would make the album and what would get cut. It has turned out to be a totally different record than the one I set out recording, and I think a better one."
Moore's sophomore album is slated to be released later this year. Moore released his debut, "Up All Night" in April 2012 and enjoyed big hits with "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty Girl." He released two singles as a prelude to his sophomore album, but neither made a big mark on the charts. "Young Love" from November 2013 reached 26 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. "Dirt Road," out in 2014, reached 35 on the Billboard charts.
This summer, Moore will hit the road with Dierks Bentley for his 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour. He is currently nominated for "New Artist of the Year" at this year's ACM Awards, fan voting is open now through Feb. 10 at voteacm.com and VoteACM.CMT.com.