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|Jul 9||Dierks Bentley @ Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach||Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (formerly Virginia Beach Amphitheatre) Virginia Beach, Virginia||Find Tickets|
|Jul 10||Dierks Bentley @ Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow||Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, Virginia||Find Tickets|
|Jul 17||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, North Carolina||Find Tickets|
|Jul 18||Dierks Bentley||Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (Formerly VWMC) Pelham, Alabama||Find Tickets|
|Jul 20||Kip Moore||Energy Solutions Arena Salt Lake City, Utah||Find Tickets|
|Jul 23||KIP MORE||North Dakota State Fair Minot, North Dakota||Find Tickets|
|Jul 24||Country Jam USA Eau Claire - Friday||Country Jam Eau Claire, Wisconsin||Find Tickets|
|Jul 25||Tim McGraw||Jones County Fair Monticello, Iowa||Find Tickets|
|Aug 13||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, Canaan Smith||Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (formerly Comfort Dental Amphitheatre) Englewood, Colorado||Find Tickets|
|Aug 14||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, New Mexico||Find Tickets|
|Aug 15||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona||Find Tickets|
|Aug 16||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, California||Find Tickets|
|Aug 21||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California||Find Tickets|
|Aug 22||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Toyota Amphitheatre Wheatland, California||Find Tickets|
|Aug 23||Dierks Bentley||Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheatre Stateline, Nevada||Find Tickets|
Singer-songwriter Kip Moore combines a raw and rustic voice with compelling lyrics of honesty to create a unique sound that’s simultaneously hypnotic and edgy. His voice is weathered by life’s detours and disappointments and strengthened by his dreams and determination. His music is infused with relentless intensity, both of passion and frustration.
The boy who grew up daydreaming about life outside of the small town of Tifton, Ga., became a man who has been continually inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Kris Kristofferson to paint vivid portraits with his lyrics.
His music powerfully captures some of the contradictions that he grapples with personally. Although he’s from a large family and enjoys musical collaborations and performing onstage, he’s an introvert who is often more comfortable being alone.
Despite its edge, his music remains desperately optimistic.
During high school, he secretly began playing his brother’s guitar because he was intimidated by the talent of his mother and older brother. “I would play when nobody was around, just figuring out stuff, watching his hands and trying to do the same thing.”
Kip moved to Hawaii on a whim with just a backpack, a surfboard and a friend. They slept on an airport bench the first night and then lucked into a hut that was $50 a month. They would walk or hitchhike the mile to the beach daily. After six months of this tropical paradise, Kip thought he had found his permanent home until his friend encouraged him to pursue songwriting as a living.
He drove to Nashville on Jan. 1, 2004 in an old black Nissan truck that contained one bag and his guitar. He immersed himself in the songwriting community, observing songwriters’ rounds for two years and honing his craft before gaining the confidence to join in. After four years of performing locally, he caught the attention of Creative Artist Agency’s Mark Dennis, who called Universal Music Group Nashville’s Joe Fisher. Not only did Joe’s encounter lead to his record deal with MCA Nashville, but it also brought about his introduction to songwriter Brett James, who produced Kip’s debut album.
He also found important relationships with songwriters Dan Couch, Scott Steppakoff, Westin Davis and Kiefer Thompson, two of whom didn’t have publishing deals when he began writing with them.
And different his debut project is, as evidenced by the album’s first single, “Mary Was the Marrying Kind,” the story of the one who got away. The dreamy and spell-binding song is the true story of one of Kip’s friends, who returned to his hometown after about six years and saw the once tall, lanky girl who had since come into her own and become a model.
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