On Wild World , country's searcher explores his passions and restless spirit, and he finally confronts the impact of his father's death. Kip Moore says he's "always been a searcher," and from the sound of his new album, he appears to be making headway on his restless journey. Released Friday, Wild World is filled with bold signposts about the enigmatic artist, his rebel appetite and his "reckless heart" as he describes it in one cut. But no doubt the most revealing song — and "possibly my favorite on the whole record," says Moore — is the album's final track, "Payin' Hard.
Moore has charted a total of twelve entries on Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay including the number-one " Somethin' 'Bout a Truck " and four additional top-ten hits. He has two brothers and three sisters. Their father died in September , just months before the release of Moore's debut album. He began playing guitar while attending Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama , and made his first public performance at a Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia. After college, he moved to a "little hut" in Hawaii , where he also took up backpacking and surfing. On September 27, , he released his second single, " Somethin' 'Bout a Truck ".
He was a road warrior, living out of a tour bus with his bandmates and playing more than shows per year. 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.
Arriving at the peak of the so-called "bro country" phenomenon of the s, Kip Moore 's breakthrough hit "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" was one of the classics of the genre: a big, shiny tune about good times, cold beer, cute girls, and reliable vehicles. Once it took off in , a few more hits followed -- including the equally emblematic "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty Girl" -- but the roads weren't always smooth; it took him three years and one scrapped record before he delivered Wild Ones in the summer of Born and raised in Tifton, Georgia near the Florida-Georgia state line, Moore was the son of a golfer and a painter. He spent most of his school years playing sports, but his attention turned toward music while he was attending Hanceville, Alabama's Wallace State Community College. Moore transferred to Georgia's Valdosta State University on a golf scholarship but was soon lured away by music, getting his first gig at a local Mellow Mushroom restaurant and playing with a band. Once he graduated college, he decided to live in Hawaii for a spell before heading to Nashville in First came the single "Mary Was the Marrying Kind," which went to 45 on Billboard's Country chart, but the record that launched Moore 's career was "Something' 'Bout a Truck," a single released in September Over the next few months, it climbed to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- it also reached 29 on the Hot -- on its way to a double-platinum certification.