Kip Moore

Kip Moore

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Kip Moore

Kip Moore (born April 1, 1980) is an American country music singer-songwriter. He is signed to MCA Nashville and has released four singles, "Mary Was the Marrying Kind", "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck", "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty Girl". His debut album, Up All Night, was released on April 24, 2012.[1]

Biography

Kip Moore was born in Tifton, Georgia. He began playing guitar while attending Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, and made his first public performance at a Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia. After college, he moved to a "little hut" in Hawaii, where he also took up backpacking and surfing.[2]

He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2004, where songwriter and producer Brett James helped him sign a publishing deal.[2] He spent four years in Nashville before signing to a record deal with MCA Nashville.[3] Moore released his debut single "Mary Was the Marrying Kind" in early 2011. (Karlie Justus of The 9513 gave the song a "thumbs up", praising the lyrics but criticizing the "heavy-handed production".[4] It entered the Hot Country Songs charts at number 58 on the chart dated for the week ending April 2, 2011, peaking at number 45.[5]

Moore also co-wrote two tracks, "All the Way" and "Let's Fight", from Thompson Square's self-titled debut album, which was released in February 2011. "Let's Fight" was released as Thompson Square's debut single in 2010, and briefly charted on Billboard Hot Country Songs, reaching number 58. He also co-wrote James Wesley's single "Walking Contradiction".

On September 27, he released his second single, "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck". The song was included on his debut album. Up All Night, which MCA released in April 2012. A month later, "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" hit number 1 on the country charts. "Beer Money" was the album's second single, where it reached number 3 on the Country Airplay Chart. "Hey Pretty Girl" was released as the album's third single.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[6]
US
[7]
Up All Night
  • Release date: April 24, 2012
  • Label: MCA Nashville
3 6

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[8]
US Country Airplay
[9]
US
[10]
CAN
[11]
2011 "Mary Was the Marrying Kind" 45 Up All Night
(and Deluxe Edition)
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" 1 29 33
2012 "Beer Money" 7 3 51 58
2013 "Hey Pretty Girl"A 20 20 81
"" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.

Music videos

Year Video Director
2011 "Mary Was the Marrying Kind" Michael Maxxis
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" Roger Pistole
2012 "Hey Pretty Girl" (acoustic) Stephen Shepherd[13]
"Beer Money" Peter Zavadil[14]
2013 "Hey Pretty Girl" Chris Hicky[15]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result
2012 American Country Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated
Single by a New Artist- "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" Nominated
Music Video by a New Artist- "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" Nominated

References

  1. Duvall, Erin, Kip Moore, 'Up All Night' Album Coming in April, March 2, 2012. URL accessed on March 3, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Phillips, Jessica (9 May 2011). "Who's New: Kip Moore". Country Weekly 18 (19).
  3. Kip Moore Biography (Page 2 of 2). Great American Country. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  4. Justus, Karlie (8 April 2011). Kip Moore "Mary Was the Marrying Kind". The 9513. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  5. Morris, Edward (26 March 2011). Sara Evans Keeps Top Album, Billy Currington Snags No. 1 Song. CMT. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  6. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums]. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on May 3, 2012.
  7. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200]. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on May 3, 2012.
  8. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Singles]. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on December 11, 2010.
  9. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay]. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.
  10. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100]. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on December 11, 2010.
  11. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100]. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on December 11, 2010.
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  13. Kip Moore, 'Hey Pretty Girl' Video, April 16, 2012. URL accessed on April 17, 2012.
  14. CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Beer Money. Country Music Television. Retrieved on September 20, 2012.
  15. Kip Moore 'Hey Pretty Girl' Video & Behind-the-Scenes Photos, March 20, 2013. URL accessed on March 21, 2013.

External links

  • [www.kipmoore.org Official website]
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