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|Sep 4||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, Ohio||Find Tickets|
|Sep 5||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, Indiana||Find Tickets|
|Sep 6||2015 Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Festival featuring Kip Moore & Young the Giant||Downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak, Michigan||Find Tickets|
|Sep 7||Labor Of Love Concert Featuring Kip Moore||Racine Civic Center - Festival Hall Racine, Wisconsin||Find Tickets|
|Sep 12||Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith||Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Bonner Springs, Kansas||Find Tickets|
|Sep 18||Dierks Bentley Sounds of Summer Tour 2015||Champions Square At Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana||Find Tickets|
|Sep 19||The Bull Big Country Fan Jam feat. Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, Georgia||Find Tickets|
|Oct 8||Kip Moore with Michael Ray||Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, Pennsylvania||Find Tickets|
|Oct 9||Kip Moore with Michael Ray||Stage AE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Find Tickets|
|Oct 10||Q Fest Louisville||Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky||Find Tickets|
|Oct 16||Kip Moore||London Music Hall London, CAN||Find Tickets|
|Oct 17||Kip Moore||The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, CAN||Find Tickets|
|Oct 22||Kip Moore with Michael Ray||Joe's on Weed St. Chicago, Illinois||Find Tickets|
|Oct 23||Kip Moore with Michael Ray||Joe's on Weed St. Chicago, Illinois||Find Tickets|
|Oct 24||Kip Moore Wild Ones Tour||Verizon Wireless Center Mankato, Minnesota||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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