Staying aware of his surroundings influences Kip’s music and way of life. He’s paid his dues and had some great help along the way. Now, he’s making good on his promise to give back.
People didn’t grow up to be singer-songwriters in the parts of Georgia where Kip grew up. But, the grit he developed helped him step out of the mold to try and make it in the music industry. While his journey has been rough, it brings him a true sense of appreciation for where he’s at now.
Helping kids in underprivileged areas has always been part of the plan. Kip built and opened seven skate parks in different cities to give kids a place to be creative, build a community, and grow.
“I think it’s our jobs as human beings to pick one another up.”
Kip Moore often lies awake in bed at night. Melodies and lyrics swirl through his head. Sometimes they’ll dissipate as seamlessly as they first arrived. Other times, the singer-songwriter can do nothing but begin singing them aloud. It frees his ever-churning mind. It allows him to continually discover his own voice. It grounds him. Most importantly, for a man prone to bouts of self-doubt, it reassures Moore that his path is a righteous one. “I have a complete sense of calm right now,” the singer-songwriter says.
“During this whole journey, as down as I’ve gotten at times, I’ve done this thing my way. I don’t have any regrets. I’m always looking ahead.” – Kip Moore
The journey Moore speaks to is a monumental one: from that of a struggling Nashville musician to a massive country superstar with his mammoth 2012 debut album “Up All Night”; and an artistic adventurer with 2015’s sonically bold and critically revered second effort, “Wild Ones.”
Now Moore is set to release his most unflinching, distinct testimony yet: “I know how strong this record is. I know its capabilities,” Moore says of “SLOWHEART.” The culmination of an ever-evolving talent’s process of self-discovery, the LP is a warm and honest embrace of Moore’s rugged rock roots and a showcase for his innate poetic prowess.