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For the past couple of years, Kip Moore has spent most of his time on the road, building one of country music’s most loyal audiences show by show and plotting what would become his sophomore album, Wild Ones. He was a road warrior, living out of a tour bus with his bandmates and playing more than 200 shows per year.  For a songwriter who’d grown up in a quiet pocket of southern Georgia, performing to crowds across the world — crowds that knew every word to his best-selling debut album, Up All Night — felt like a dream come true.

Somewhere along the way, though, the highway became a lonely place. The routine was always the same: pull into town, play a show, pack up and leave. There was no stability, no comfort. Things weren’t much easier at home in Nashville, where Moore —whose first album had sent three songs to the top of the country charts, including “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl” —found himself receiving plenty of unsolicited advice from people who wanted to keep the hits coming…at any cost.

“Once you start having a little bit of success,” he says, “all of a sudden, there’s a lot of opinions about who you should be, what you should be doing, how it should be marketed. A lot of those opinions are great, but Wild Ones was influenced by me saying, ‘This is just who I am. I’m not gonna do what other people are doing. I’m not chasing a trend. I’m gonna do the kind of music I wanna do, and the kind of music I think my fans wanna hear, and that’s the end of the story.'”

From amphitheater tours with Dierks Bentley to his own headlining tours across America, Moore has spent the last three years learning what, exactly, his fans want to hear. He’s a genuine road warrior, armed with a live show that mixes the bombast and wild desperation of Bruce Springsteen with the rootsy stomp of Merle Haggard. It’s a sound built on space and swagger. A sound that bangs as hard as it twangs. A sound caught somewhere between blue-collar country music and stadium-sized rock & roll. And that’s the sound that Moore’s fans, who’ve already catapulted him to PLATINUM-selling heights, want to hear.

When it came time to create new music for his second album, Wild Ones, Moore didn’t have to look very far for inspiration. He just took a look around, taking stock of the world as it flew by his bus window at highway speed.

“Everything that’s taken place over the last two years —this traveling circus, these shows, the band, the toll that the road can take on you but also the exuberance it can bring —it all inspired the record,” he explains. “It’s a record about what we’ve gone through, and I wanted the music to match the intensity of what we do every night onstage. We never go through the motions, no matter how tired and exhausted we are.”

Moore wrote or co-wrote all of Wild Ones‘ thirteen tracks, often teaming up with songwriters like Dan Couch or Weston Davis. More than a few songs were born on the road, where Moore found himself coming up with new ones during soundchecks, inside backstage dressing rooms, and in his bunk at night. He’d arrange the songs, too, coming up with bass parts, guitar licks and drum patterns in addition to the melodies. Sometimes, he’d write some lyrics, scrap them, then write a completely different set. The emphasis wasn’t on creating the largest catalog of songs in the shortest time possible; it was on funneling the feeling of a Kip Moore concert into a single album, no matter how much time it took.

Driven forward by electric guitars and gang vocals, “Lipstick” is the album’s most heartfelt tribute to the road, with each verse rattling off a list of the favorite cities Moore and his bandmates have played in the past. Other songs, like “That Was Us,” take a look backward, sketching a picture of the archetypal small-town Saturday nights that filled Moore’s teenage years in Georgia. “Magic,” anchored by one of the anthemic, open-armed choruses of Moore’s career, is loud and lovely, and “Comeback Kid” packs its punch the opposite way: by dialing back the volume and delivering quiet praise to the underdog in all of us.

Befitting an album that was largely inspired by —and written on — the road, Moore recorded Wild Ones during quick breaks in his touring schedule. He’d book one or two days of studio time, then hit the road for three months, then return to Nashville and book more sessions. Gradually, the album started to take shape. Brett James, his longtime friend and ally, co-produced the project.

“We created a lot of space in this record,” Moore says proudly. “It’s not a bunch of people playing all over the place. We tracked a lot of the record with just a three-piece band. If you go to most Nashville recording sessions, there’s gonna be six or seven people in the room. But we recorded this one with less people, just to allow the fans to actually listen to what’s going on. It makes everything sound bigger.”

“Big.” Perhaps that’s the best description for Wild Ones, a super-sized record inspired by the grit, grind, and glamour of the live shows that have helped make Moore a country favorite. For Moore, going big was the only option.

“I’ve always felt like the guy whose cards are stacked against him,” he says. “I’ve always been the underdog, but I also say, ‘You can count me out for a minute, but don’t think I’ll stay down for very long.’”

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KIP MOORE OFFICIALLY RELEASES LONG-TIME FAN-FAVORITE “CRAZY ONE MORE TIME” (REVISITED); GOING FOR ADDS AT COUNTRY RADIO ON MONDAY.

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore is making good on a long-time back and forth with his loyal fanbase, announcing he will officially go for ADDS at country radio with the fan-favorite track “Crazy One More Time” (Revisited) on Monday, January 24th.  The original version was released as an album track on Moore’s widely celebrated debut album UP ALL NIGHT, and has gone on to grow a life of its own over the past ten years. One of the most requested songs during Moore’s signature live show, the original track has been streamed over 20 million times to date. Co-written by Moore with Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo, Moore hit the studio to put a 2022 update on the track, available to listen on all streaming platforms today here.

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“The initial idea for ‘Crazy One More Time’ came about after running into someone that I hadn’t seen in years, and someone that I had a lot of history with,” shared Moore. “That’s kind of how I feel about this song right now, there is a history there, but now it has this new life sonically since we went back in the studio and recut it. This song has evolved over the years thanks to the fans. When we play it at shows the fans sing it as loud as my biggest songs, and if I don’t play it it’s the one that I get requested to play the most. I’m excited to go on this journey with this track at country radio.”

Known as “one of country’s more thoughtful artists” (Billboard), Kip Moore has toured the world earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, consistently selling out headlining shows internationally with huge followings in the U.S, the U.K, Europe, Australia and Canada. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail, with “a bit more Southern rock than traditional country… to be a Kip Moore fan suddenly became a marker of your having a certain refinement in your country-music taste” (Chicago Tribune). Moore first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. Moore recently garnered resounding acclaim for his fourth studio album, WILD WORLD. The set, co-written and co-produced by Moore, was spotlighted by critics as “especially vital; occasionally, even rare,” (Esquire) and spawned his most recent Top 15 radio single, “She’s Mine.” For more information visit kipmoore.net.

KIP MOORE LOOKS AHEAD TO 2022 AND THANKS FANS FOR SUPPORTING HIM THROUGH 2021.

Kip Moore is starting off 2022 with a bang as his new single, “Crazy One More Time,” was sent to radio this week. After the past two years of not really knowing what tomorrow might bring, what he’s hoping for during this year is a sense of normalcy moving forward.

“When I think about 2022 and what I think I’m hoping for and what I think most people are hoping for when you have conversations, we’re all craving some sort of normalcy,” he says. “We’re all craving a consistent message. I think everyone’s really tired of taking one step forward and two steps back, so I think we’re all holding on to hope that things are a lot more consistent in 2022 and we can get back to some sort of our life and what it used to be a little bit – at least that’s MY hope.”

Over the past two years, artists and fans alike have been trying to navigate getting back on the road along with new mandates being issued. He’s thankful for his wonderful fan base, especially throughout last year. “Our fan base stayed so rock solid through the whole thing and it made me proud of what we’ve created musically in our live show to know that they kept showing up even at the indoor venues. We had packed houses every night, and it was, that felt special. It felt like we definitely have a special fan base, and I’m grateful for that.”

“Crazy One More Time” was originally included on Kip’s debut album, Up All Night, however he recently re-recorded the fan and industry favorite. The song will go for adds at radio on January 24th.

Audio / KIP MOORE REVEALS HIS HOPES FOR 2022.

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Kip Moore (2022) OC: …my hope. :33
“When I think about 2022 and what I think I’m hoping for and what I think most people are hoping for when you have conversations, we’re all craving some sort of normalcy. We’re all craving a consistent message. I think everyone’s really tired of taking one step forward and two steps back, so I think we’re all holding on to hope that things are a lot more consistent in 2022 and we can get back to some sort of our life and what it used to be a little bit – at least that’s MY hope.”

Audio / KIP MOORE THANKS HIS FANS FOR SUPPORTING HIM IN 2021.

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Kip Moore (looking back on 2021) OC: …grateful for that. :48
“Looking back on 2021, I think I’m speaking for most of the artists that were touring this past year is the difficulty of the terrain, the difficulty of not knowing, so many festivals and shows and indoor shows getting cancelled, and fans trying to navigate all the new mandates happening. With that being said, our fan base stayed so rock solid through the whole thing and it made me proud of what we’ve created musically in our live show to know that they kept showing up even at the indoor venues. We had packed houses every night, and it was, that felt special. It felt like we definitely have a special fan base, and I’m grateful for that.”

KIP MOORE RELEASES “CRAZY ONE MORE TIME” TO RADIO.

Kip Moore just sent his new single, “Crazy One More Time,” to radio. The song has been around for nearly a decade, though, as the original version appeared on Kip’s 2012 debut album, Up All Night. Kip re-recorded the fan and industry favorite, and it immediately felt like it would be his next hit at radio.

The Georgia native said the idea for the song, which he co-wrote with Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo, came after running into someone he used to know.

“The idea for ‘Crazy One More Time’ came about after running into someone that I hadn’t seen in years and someone that I’d had a whole lot of history with,” says Kip.

And like many of his other songs, the lyrics to the song came to him while he was asleep. “The music came first, the guitar riff was something that I sat on for a couple of months. And like many songs that I’ve written, the lyrics a lot of times will come in dream form, and I’d had a dream about the song and all of a sudden, the lyric was there, and I woke up with the lyric at 2 o’clock in the morning and wrote it all out.”

You can catch Kip performing “Crazy One More Time” and many more when he hits the road next month, beginning February 24th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Audio / Kip Moore talks about how he came up with his song, "Crazy One More Time."

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Kip Moore (Crazy One More Time) OC: …it all out. :29
“The idea for ‘Crazy One More Time’ came about after running into someone that I hadn’t seen in years and someone that I’d had a whole lot of history with. The music came first, the guitar riff was something that I sat on for a couple of months. And like many songs that I’ve written, the lyrics a lot of times will come in dream form, and I’d had a dream about the song and all of a sudden, the lyric was there, and I woke up with the lyric at 2 o’clock in the morning and wrote it all out.”

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