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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’S WILD WORLD DELUXE: LIVE AT THE RYMAN CELEBRATED HIS ENHANCED ALBUM RELEASE WITH A CAPTIVATING 26-SONG SET AND SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST ASHLEY MCBRYDE.

Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore released his enhanced record WILD WORLD DELUXE on Friday and to celebrate he took his fans to the The Ryman in Nashville, TN both in person as part of a sold-out socially distanced show, as well as virtually via a global livestream. Moore kept fans on their toes during his 26-song set that featured songs and insight into each of his four studio albums to date, performed chronologically through the evening. Once Moore reached his most recent record WILD WORLD, he upped the ante inviting friend and four-time GRAMMY nominee Ashley McBryde to the stage for an unforgettable collaboration on “Janie Blu.” The show also benefitted ACM Lifting Lives, with $1 from every ticket sold being donated to the cause.

WILD WORLD DELUXE offers fans four new tracks, totaling 17 songs on the collection that enhances Moore’s already-heralded fourth studio album released in May 2020. Ahead of its release, Moore gave fans a taste of the new songs releasing the “brawny, energizing anthem” “Don’t Go Changing” (Rolling Stone)and “How High” praised by Billboard as a “sexy, catchy track that captures Moore’s trademark intense gruffness.

Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada at the beginning of 2020. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. Moore’s revered fourth studio album WILD WORLD spawned his recent Top 15 single “She’s Mine.” The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM No.One “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. For more information visit kipmoore.net.

LIVE NATION PRESENTS: COUNTRY CONVERSATIONS RETURNS TONIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS KIP MOORE AND CAYLEE HAMMACK.

LIVE NATION PRESENTS: COUNTRY CONVERSATIONS, a new series launched by Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals, returns tonight with special guests including “one of country’s more thoughtful artists” (Billboard) Kip Moore and “one of Nashville’s most promising young singers” (Washington Post) Caylee Hammack. Hosted by Brian O’Connell (President of Country Touring and creator of Live Nation’s family of country music festivals), the livestream event will be available to watch on Watershed Music And Camping Festival, Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival and Faster Horses Music Festival’s respective Facebook platforms tonight (2/15) at 6pm CT. The insightful series gives fans a special look into artists’ daily lives while they’re not touring and enjoy impromptu performances. Previous guests include Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi, Lindsay Ell and Travis Denning, and fans can also watch the series online on Live Nation’s homepage at LiveNation.com.

About Kip Moore: 
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada at the beginning of 2020. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. Moore has garnered mass critical acclaim and has over 190 million streams globally for his revered fourth studio album, with PEOPLE declaring “Wild World is filled with bold signposts about the enigmatic artist, his rebel appetite and his “reckless heart.” Due to demand, Moore just released a Deluxe version of WILD WORLD on Friday. The “especially vital; occasionally, even rare” (Esquire) set was co-written and produced by Moore and spawned his recent Top 15 single “She’s Mine.” The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee 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. For more information visit kipmoore.net.

About Caylee Hammack:
Capitol Nashville “songwriter/producer/full-throttle vocalist” (HITS) Caylee Hammack just released her debut record IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU. Since the release, critics have continued to highly praise the 13-track set that sees Hammack with writer and producer credits on every track on the album. “Hammack has arrived with this 13-track adrenaline blast…every song on here plays out like an entry in Hammack’s diary—and is just as compelling…Hammack deserves to be a star” declared Billboard. Hammack also just announced her new single at country radio “Just Friends” that has already garnered attention, with Paste lauding “stand back—she’s breathing fire.” Recently winning a nod for ACM “Music Event Of The Year,” with Miranda Lambert, Caylee Hammack has been noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” (Rolling Stone). With her breakout Top 30 single “Family Tree” marking the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years, Hammack, the Capitol Nashville recording artist has previously brought her unforgettable live set to opening slots for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Brothers Osborne and some of country music’s biggest festivals. For more information visit www.cayleehammack.com.

KIP MOORE’S EXTENDED “MUSCULAR, NOSTALGIC AND HONEST” (ASSOCIATED PRESS) ALBUM WILD WORLD DELUXE IS AVAILABLE TODAY.

Following fan demand and critical acclaim, multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore’s extended record WILD WORLD DELUXE is available today, here. WILD WORLD DELUXE offers fans four new tracks, totaling 17 songs on the collection that enhances Moore’s already-heralded fourth studio album released in May 2020. Moore recently gave fans a taste of the new songs releasing the “brawny, energizing anthem” “Don’t Go Changing” (Rolling Stone) and “How High” praised by Billboard as a “sexy, catchy track that captures Moore’s trademark intense gruffness.

In celebration of today’s release Moore will host a special concert event, WILD WORLD DELUXE: LIVE AT THE RYMAN tonight (2/12). Taking place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN at 8pm CT, fans already sold-out the limited number of in-person tickets for the socially-distanced show, but tickets to the global livestream event are still available at ryman.com/event/kip-moore/. The show will also benefit ACM Lifting Lives, with $1 from every ticket sold being donated to the cause.

Upon the initial release of WILD WORLD, critics applauded the set co-written and produced by Moore.  For audio on WILD WORLD, click here and here.

“Moore probes growth and honesty with fourth album…Wild World is his manifesto, dropping in a time when we need all the hope we can get.” – American Songwriter 

“When programmed beats and pop-influenced country is the sound of the moment, Moore’s heartland country-rock songs with his growling voice feel muscular, nostalgic and honest.” – Associated Press

“One of country’s more thoughtful artists.” – Billboard 

“Digging deeper than ever before… his most honest music yet.” – Entertainment Tonight 

“Especially vital; occasionally, even rare.” – Esquire 

“A mature yet flesh blend of soaring 80’s heartland and contemporary country depth.” – Classic Rock 

“An urgent record that showcases Moore’s vulnerabilities with confessional lyrics about love, loss and faith, Wild World serves as a much needed escape.” – Forbes 

“Moore again turns introspective on his fourth studio album… He mines deeper into topics—seeking love, seeking freedom, seeking peace, making peace with old decisions…but infuses them with fresh intensity.” – Music Row 

“Wild World is filled with bold signposts about the enigmatic artist, his rebel appetite and his “reckless heart” – PEOPLE 

“Featuring some of the most dynamic vocal performances of his career, the album does a solid job of matching its philosophical undertones with flat-out enjoyable music, ranging all the way from soft-spoken ballads to barroom-blasting anthems.”  – Sounds Like Nashville

“There’s always been something about the country veteran’s music that leaves one breathless. On this album, Moore is aware of it and very much uses it to his advantage.” – Taste Of Country 

“Kip Moore is known for prioritizing meaty, vulnerable songwriting in all of his albums. Even by that measure, Wild World is the singer’s most authentic, honest body of work to date.” – Country Now

“The singer shares love and loss, some life lessons and those bits he hasn’t quite figured out yet, too. It’s affirming and invigorating.” – The Boot 

Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada at the beginning of 2020. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. Moore’s revered fourth studio album WILD WORLD spawned his recent Top 15 single “She’s Mine.” The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM No.One “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. For more information visit kipmoore.net.

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