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|Sep 19||Kip Moore||Frederick County Fairgrounds Frederick, Maryland||Find Tickets|
|Sep 25||Kip Moore||Best Buy Theatre (formerly Nokia Theatre Times Square) New York, New York||Find Tickets|
|Sep 26||Kip Moore||Palace Theatre Albany, New York||Find Tickets|
|Sep 27||Kip Moore||Santander Performing Arts Center Reading, Pennsylvania||Find Tickets|
|Sep 28||Miles and Music For Kids with Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, Chris Young, Kip Moore and Jon Pardi||Riverfront Park Nashville, Tennessee||Find Tickets|
|Oct 2||Kip Moore||Coronado Theatre Rockford, Illinois||Find Tickets|
|Oct 3||Kip Moore with Charlie Worsham||Paramount Theatre-Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Find Tickets|
|Oct 4||Kip Moore with Charlie Worsham||Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota||Find Tickets|
|Oct 9||Kip Moore||Blue Note Columbia, Missouri||Find Tickets|
|Oct 10||KIP MOORE : CMT On Tour 2014: Up in Smoke with Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt||Joe's Bar Chicago, Illinois||Find Tickets|
|Oct 11||Kip Moore with Charlie Worsham||Joe's Bar Chicago, Illinois||Find Tickets|
|Oct 16||Kip Moore with Charlie Worsham||Tivoli Theatre Chattanooga, Tennessee||Find Tickets|
|Oct 17||Kip Moore||Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee||Find Tickets|
|Oct 23||Kip Moore with Charlie Worsham||Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma||Find Tickets|
|Oct 24||Kip Moore||Billy Bob's Texas Fort Worth, Texas||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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