• KIP MOORE’S ‘I’M TO BLAME’ SETS THE TONE FOR FORTHCOMING ALBUM.

    Kip Moore’s latest single, “I’m to Blame,” is setting the tone for his forthcoming album, due out later this year. Kip co-wrote the gritty tune with Westin Davis and Justin Weaver, and he says it is the product of his growth as a writer and an artist.

    “I just think it sets the tone for not afraid to go to different places as an artist, as a writer,” says Kip. “A lot of times when things are successful, people want you to stay in one spot. They’re used to you doing one kind of thing. ‘You’ve got to keep doing this thing over and over.’ It’s like, ‘Nah.’ You grow as a person; you grow as an artist. That was what kind of sparked the whole idea was my growth as a writer and as an artist.”

    Kip joins Dierks Bentley on the Sounds of Summer Tour, which kicks off June 5th in Raleigh, North Carolina. The trek will also feature Canaan Smith and Maddie & Tae.

    Audio / Kip Moore says his latest single, “I’m to Blame,” sets the tone for his upcoming album.

    Download

    Kip Moore (growth sparked idea for new album) OC: …an artist. :2
    “I just think it sets the tone for not afraid to go to different places as an artist, as a writer. A lot of times when things are successful, people want you to stay in one spot. They’re used to you doing one kind of thing. ‘You’ve got to keep doing this thing over and over.’ It’s like, ‘Nah.’ You grow as a person; you grow as an artist. That was what kind of sparked the whole idea was my growth as a writer and as an artist.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (I'm to Blame)

    Download
  • ERIC, ALAN, KEITH, KIP, LADY A ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL.

    Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Kip Moore, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum are a few of the latest performers announced for the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, taking place in Arlington, Texas April 17th and 18th. They’re joined by John Anderson, Deana Carter, Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Ashley Monroe, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Reba, Marty Stuart, Cole Swindell, Brooks & Dunn and The Band Perry.

    Previously announced performers include Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band Clint Black and Florida Georgia Line.

    The event will be taped for a two hour special, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets, which will air May 15th on the CBS. Proceeds from ticket sales for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.

     

  • VALENTINE’S DAY LINERS: Brothers Osborne, Canaan, Darius, David, Dierks, Church, Paslay, Gary, Strait, Jennifer, Jon, Josh, Kacey, Keith, Kelleigh, Kip, LBT, Luke, Sam

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey, this is T.J., and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey, what’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “What’s up y’all? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER David Nail (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey, this is David Nail, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”


    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey! This is Eric Church, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hi! This is Eric Paslay, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey, this is Gary Allan, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jennifer Nettles (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey! This is Jennifer Nettles, hoping you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hi! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey! This is Josh Turner, and I want to wish you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hi, this is Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This is Keith Urban. Make the day special for your ‘Once in a Lifetime’ love.”

    Audio / LINER Kelleigh Bannen (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey y’all, it’s Kelleigh Bannen, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey! What’s happening, everybody? This is Kip Moore. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER LBT (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hey y’all, it’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day) 2

    Download

    “Hey y’all. It’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make sweet love to your other.”

     

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Valentine’s Day)

    Download

    “Hi! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

  • KIP MOORE IS UNAPOLOGETIC ABOUT BEING ‘TO BLAME.’

    Kip Moore has just released his new single, “I’m to Blame,” which he wrote with Justin Weaver and Westin Davis. With the new song, he’s owning who he is and he’s not apologizing for it.

    “Today in such a politically correct society, we really wanted to write a song about not apologizing about who we are and not scared to speak our mind kind of people, and we wanted to write a song around that whole kind of thing,” says Kip. “And that’s what it is – it’s a very aggressive, intense, no apologies kind of song about the kind of person you are, and it’s not about being rude. You’re owning who you are as an individual, and that’s what the song is.”

    Kip is nominated for ACM Best New Artist. Fan voting is open now through Feb. 10 at voteacm.com and VoteACM.CMT.com.

    The Georgia native is on the road now, but will also hit the stage on Dierks Bentley’s Sounds of Summer Tour.

    Audio / Kip Moore says his new single, “I’m to Blame,” is about owning who you are and what you’re about.

    Download

    Kip Moore (I’m to Blame) OC: …the song is. :38
    “I wrote ‘I’m to Blame’ with Justin Weaver and Westin Davis. Westin and I have always kind of spoke our mind(s) on a lot of things, and a lot of times it’s gotten us in trouble. And today in such a politically correct society, we really wanted to write a song about not apologizing about who we are and not scared to speak our mind kind of people, and we wanted to write a song around that whole kind of thing. And that’s what it is – it’s a very aggressive, intense, no apologies kind of song about the kind of person you are, and it’s not about being rude. You’re owning who you are as an individual, and that’s what the song is.”

     

    Audio / Kip Moore introduces his new single, "I'm to Blame."

    Download

    “Hey! What’s up, everybody? I’m Kip Moore, and here’s my latest single, ‘I’m to Blame.'”

     

  • KIP MOORE RELEASES HIS LATEST SINGLE ‘I’M TO BLAME.’

    Kip Moore doesn’t mind admitting when he’s wrong and the ACM “New Artist of the Year” nominee proves just that with his lead single “I’m To Blame.”  The song is available at digital retailers now and is 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 signature raspy voice over a driving back beat highlighted with a rolling banjo.  Moore wrote the song with Justin Weaver and Westin Davis, and the refreshingly honest lyrics are personal for the multi-platinum selling artist.
    “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.”
    The MCA Nashville singer/songwriter capped off last year by winning “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” at the American Country Countdown Awards on FOX and notched two PLATINUM certifications with “Hey Pretty Girl” selling over 1 million and “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” earning DOUBLE PLATINUM status.  Moore’s sold-out headlining CMT ON TOUR: UP IN SMOKE garnered high praise for his “high energy set” (Rolling Stone) with Minneapolis Tribune declaring him a “country music contender” and Chicago Sun Times noting he is “carving his own niche in country music.”  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. Moore’s sophomore album will be released later this year.
  • KIP MOORE IS TO ‘BLAME,’ AS HE TAKES REVENGE ON DIERKS BENTLEY.

    If you happen to pull up beside Dierks Bentley driving his beloved Big White truck, you may want to plug your nose! It may just smell like a barnyard animal, and Kip Moore would be to “Blame.” You see, Kip plotted and conspired and retaliated against Dierks for making him participate – along with Sounds of Summer tourmates Canaan Smith and Maddie & Tae — in his annual Polar Plunge when they jumped into Nashville’s freezing cold Percy Priest Lake earlier in January.

    While Kip was on the road in Montana on his own headlining tour, he had his team fill Dierks’ truck with packing foam peanuts, wrap it in plastic wrap and cover with graffiti and putting a live goat in the bed of the truck, which was filled with hay while the “Say You Do” singer was at a writing appointment.

    “We were thinking about some cool things we could do around the new song, and since Dierks enjoyed watching us jump in the freezing cold lake so much, he immediately came to mind as my first target,” Kip tells Rolling Stone Country.  “The tour hasn’t even started yet, so it could be a long summer but seeing that goat in the back of Big White was worth it.”

    Dierks vows that the first month of the tour, which kicks off June 5th in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be pretty rough for Kip, even threatening his favorite surf board.

    The video showing Kip’s revenge premiered exclusively on Rolling Stone Country Thursday (January 29th).

    Kip, who just released his new single, the aptly titled “I’m to Blame,” is up for the ACM Best New Artist Award, alongside Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice and Dan + Shay. You can vote for the award at VoteACM.com and VoteACM.CMT.com.

    Video / Kip Moore gets Dierks Bentley back for lake jump.

    View
  • KIP MOORE TAKES FANS BACKSTAGE AT THE RYMAN.

    On this episode of Backstage at the Ryman presented by Nissan, Kip Moore talks about making his headlining Ryman debut, his favorite Nashville hangouts and Miranda Lambert!

    Video / Kip Moore Backstage at the Ryman

    View
  • KIP MOORE BETS ON MARSHAWN LYNCH.

    Kip Moore enjoys watching pro football games. With the loss Denver Broncos – and Peyton Manning – suffered at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts in last weekend’s playoffs, Kip’s attention is diverted to just one player – the Seattle Seahawks’ controversial running back Marshawn Lynch (#24).

    “I’m a huge fan of Marshawn Lynch. I know that he gets so much flak for how he’s so bad with the media, but there’s no one in the NFL that plays harder than Marshawn Lynch. I respect watching that so, so much,” says Kip. “I have a feeling that Marshawn Lynch might run his way to another Super Bowl.”

    Kip is getting ready to release his new single, “I’m to Blame.”

    Audio / Kip Moore discusses his thoughts for the NFL playoffs this year.

    Download

    Kip Moore (NFL playoffs 2015) OC: …Super Bowl. :19
    “I’m a huge fan of Marshawn Lynch. I know that he gets so much flak for how he’s so bad with the media, but there’s no one in the NFL that plays harder than Marshawn Lynch. I respect watching that so, so much. I have a feeling that Marshawn Lynch might run his way to another Super Bowl.”

     

  • KIP MOORE’S MUSIC TAKES ON A HELPFUL NOTE.

    As we all know, music makes an impact on folks, a lot bigger impact than the artists who create them even realize. When Kip Moore was headlining his CMT Up in Smoke Tour, he was approached by a fan, telling the singer-songwriter his music helped him during a very dark and turbulent time.

    “I had a Marine come up to me after one of the shows and tell me my Up All Night record actually was the only thing that gave him peace as he was camped out in some really rough place where they’d been under fire for a while, and he had his headphones in at this little place they were hiding out, and that record was what gave him peace,” says Kip. “It’s a wild thing to know that my thoughts and pen to paper and those dark places that I wrote those songs – not knowing if anyone was going to hear them – can have that kind of impact on somebody’s life.”

    Kip’s new single, “I’m to Blame,” is being shipped to radio on Monday (official ADD date is February 2nd).

    Audio / Kip Moore recalls a particularly impactful story from a fan.

    Download

    Kip Moore (Marine fan) OC: …somebody’s life. :31
    “I had a Marine come up to me after one of the shows and tell me my Up All Night record actually was the only thing that gave him peace as he was camped out in some really rough place where they’d been under fire for a while, and he had his headphones in at this little place they were hiding out, and that record was what gave him peace. And it’s a wild thing to know that my thoughts and pen to paper and those dark places that I wrote those songs – not knowing if anyone was going to hear them – can have that kind of impact on somebody’s life.”

     

  • CHRISTMAS 2014: KIP MOORE (AUDIO)

    Kip Moore and his brothers would go on fishing trips with their dad around Christmas before the elder Moore passed away a couple of years ago, and it was always one of his favorite traditions. Another one of his favorite traditions was watching movies with his family on Christmas Eve.

    “The night before Christmas, we would rent a bunch of movies,” says Kip. “My dad would take us to the store, the video store and we would rent a bunch of movies and we’d watch them all through the night. That was always a thing that we’d look forward to was all hanging out together and laugh until 3 or 4 or 5 in the morning, then waking up two hours later for the presents.”

    The Georgia native will launch 2015 with more headlining dates kicking off January 27th in Missoula, Montana. In the meantime, he’s nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the inaugural ACC Awards, airing live at 8pm ET on FOX.
     

    Audio / Kip Moore (Christmas)

    Download
    AUDIO: Kip Moore talks about one of his favorite Christmas traditions as a child, and he hopes to carry on those traditions with his future family.

    Kip Moore (Christmas) OC: …fishing trips. [laughs] 1:06
    “Growing up, the night before Christmas, we would rent a bunch of movies. My dad would take us to the store, the video store and we would rent a bunch of movies and we’d watch them all through the night. That was always a thing that we’d look forward to was all hanging out together and laugh until 3 or 4 or 5 in the morning, then waking up two hours later for the presents. I hope that I can carry that out when I have a family – I’m still a little ways away from that. [laughs] But, I hope, there comes a time for that when I can, you know, I think all of the video stores will be gone by then, so I guess that’ll be a Netflix night, but hopefully I can do that kind of stuff. I really miss it bad going on the fishing trips. I grew up going on tons of fishing trips with my dad and brothers, and usually the holidays were a time to get to do that again, and I hope I can be half as awesome as my dad was with us, and knowing how much he worked taking the time to take us on those fishing trips. I hope I can get the chance to do that with, I might even include my future wife on the fishing trips.” [laughs heartily]