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Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore & Kip Moore Announced as ACM New Artist Nominees


And then there were three…

Results from the first round of voting for the Academy of Country Music “New Artist of Year” are in, and the eight semi-finalists have now become three official nominees.

The ACM’s and Kohl’s Department Stores have announced that Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore are the nominees for the New Artist category.

The final round of voting will run from March 24th to April 6th.  To vote, visit: The winner will be announced live on the 49th Annual ACM Awards on April 6th. Country superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return with their contagious personalities and all-around charm to host the event.

Congratulations to Brett, Justin and Kip! It’s sure to be a tough race.

Justin Moore’s Off the Beaten Path is number one

Justin Moore. photo credit: Valory Music Co

Congratulations to Justin Moore! His brand new album “Off The Beaten Path” is a number one record. It was his best-ever sales week, and sold over 97,000 copies in its debut week. Justin’s other two albums “Outlaws Like Me,” and his self-titled 2009 release both sold 65,000 and 34,000 copies.

His sales have placed him in second on the all-genres album sales chart behind Jack Johnson’s “From Here To Now To You.” Jack’s album sold 117,000 copies in its first week.

Justin’s new album is now available everywhere music is sold digitally or physically. Have you gotten your copy yet? What’s your favorite tracks?

Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Justin Moore & Craig Morgan taking over After Midnite


As part of After MidNite’s 20th anniversary celebration, Country music stars Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan and Chris Young will take over hosting duties for After MidNite in September.  Each artist will sit behind the mic and give fans their unique, week-long take as host of the program. The 20-week takeover, which began on August 1 and runs through the end of 2013, also features special guest appearances, interviews and much more.

Below is the guest host schedule for September:

Craig Morgan – September 2 – 8

Dierks Bentley – September 9 – 15

Justin Moore – September 16 – 22

Chris Young – September 23 – 29

The celebrity takeover kicked off in August with Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, and Jake Owen.  Additional hosts will be announced in the near future.

Justin Moore Celebrates His Accomplishments

Justin Moore has reason every reason to celebrate. His single “Til My Last Day”  recently became his third number one single. If this wasn’t reason enough, his two albums, Justin Moore and Outlaws Like Me have been certified GOLD. Collectively, these albums have had over one million sales.

Yesterday evening (3/12), industry, family and friends came together in Nashville to honour Justin’s achievements, as well as the achievements of songwriters Jeremy Stover, Brian Maher, publishers Big Machine Music, Sony/ATV/EMI and Bigger Picture and The Valory Music Co. promotion team. This is the second number one hit for the trio of songwriters, with “Small Town USA” being the first.

Justin is now set to hit the road on his first headlining tour, starting tomorrow (03/17) in Pikeville, KY. Congrats Justin and team!

Picture courtesy of Big Machine Label Group


Justin Moore to Headline Jersey Shore Benefit Concert


Justin Moore is set to take the stage of the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashvile, TN on Tuesday, November 27th as the headlining act for a Jersey Shore benefit concert. The artist’s performance will support his publicist and friend, Carly Caramanna, and the Jersey Shore Relief Fund. All proceeds will be split equally between the Caramanna family and New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Carly’s family home and business were destroyed by the storm. Justin’s efforts to help his friend and other victims will be accompanied by performances from Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, and Randy Houser. The show will follow Justin’s performance at the Grand Ole Opry the same night.

For full details about the concert, as well as how you can support the Jersey Shore Relief, read below:

Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8:30PM
Location: Wildhorse Saloon, 120 2nd Ave. N. Nashville, TN
Tickets: Available at 11AM on Saturday, November 17th online, as well as at the door

Check out to learn how you can support the cause.

Justin Moore Sued For Copyright Infringement


The Tennessean is reporting today that Justin Moore is being sued for alleged copyright infringement on his 2009 single “Backwoods.” Songwriter Bobby Carmichael and Louisiana-based fiddle player Britton Curry are claiming that their song matches Justin’s both lyrically and in pitch and rhythm. Justin and his label have not yet commented on the case, which as been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Britton and Bobby’s song was copyrighted in 2003 and filed with the U.S. Copyright Office according to the report. The pair shopped the song around major labels in Music City in 2005. They are also claiming that Island Bound publishing somehow secured the song and then songwriter Jamie Paulson approached Justin with the single three years later. The single appeared on Justin’s debut album and the pair are claiming he made an unknown amount of money on a “stolen idea.”

The pair, who claimed to hear the single on the radio back in February, are wanting $150,000 in damages from Justin and Big Machine Label Group. It’s undetermined how many times Justin may have infringed on their copyright if he did.

Intellectual property lawyer Ramona DeSalvo is handling the case for Britton and Bobby. Both sides are scheduled to meet October 1st with a judge for a pre-trial discussion.

VIDEO: Justin Moore Unveils Honorary Yard of Bricks


When local firefighters saved Troy native Curtiss Shaver’s life during a tragic farming accident, Shaver knew he found his calling. Even though he lost the lower part of his left leg in the accident, he was as determined as ever to become a life-long firefighter and EMT for the region. In a special event this week at Troy Fire Station No. 1,  a ceremonial yard of bricks was revealed to recognize Shaver as winner of Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program.

The national contest renames the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMA) on July 29th after a deserving American hero. In an effort to bring a little bit of the famous track to Troy, Alabama, Crown Royal organized a special ceremony that resulted in the laying of a replica “Yard of Bricks” in Troy’s downtown. The final, engraved brick was put down by Shaver himself.

Nearly 200 Troy residents, including the city’s mayor, were at the ceremony outside the Fire Station on East Walnut Street. It wasn’t only locals who were there – but country music star Justin Moore performed a short set in Shaver’s honor. He performed “Small Town USA” and “‘Til My Last Day” for Shaver and the community during the brick laying.

“It was an honor to come to Alabama on this special day to pay homage to Curtiss,” said Moore. “He truly embodies the all-American hero and I am glad I got to be a part of this historical celebration. We will have a great time in Indy for the Curtiss Shaver 400.”

Check out the video of Justin’s appearance at the ceremony below:

PHOTO: Justin Moore Throws First Pitch At Royals Game


The Valory Music Co’s Justin Moore proved his love for baseball at Monday night’s Kansas City Royals’ game. The “Bait A Hook” singer took a break from headlining performances for some family time during the ceremonial first pitch. Check out the picture of Justin below. As always, click the image to see it full-sized:


Justin will be hitting the road again tomorrow night at the Adams County Fair in Hastings, NE. Upcoming dates, including fairs and festivals, are Heartland Jam in Davenport, IA on July 20th, and Country Jam USA in Eau Claire, WI on July 21st.

Justin’s current single “‘Til My Last Day,” is climbing steadily up the country music charts and has helped solidify more big news and excitement for the singer. Beginning in September, Justin will be joining Eric Church‘s “Blood, Sweat & Beers” tour. For more tour date information, visit Justin Moore’s official tour page.

Justin Moore No Longer Aboard Blake Shelton Cruise


Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict, Justin Moore will no longer be climbing aboard the Blake Shelton Cruise. We realize some of you may be quite disappointed about this but there are still 24 AMAZING acts scheduled to perform on-board the cruise and we assure you that you will have a fantastic time!

The Blake Shelton Cruise will set sail from Miami, FL on October 14th and return on October 21st. The 7 night cruise will visit San Juan, Nassau, Tortola, and St. Thomas. This is the biggest country music event to set sail and we’ll be on board! Want to come party with us? Simply mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation at and you qualify for a free gift from us on-board! Don’t forget to stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country as we keep you up-to-date with all future additions, and great cruising ideas, from our team.

So far the scheduled acts to perform on the cruise are: Mr. Blake Shelton himself, Trace AdkinsJerrod NiemannEaston CorbinLee BriceNeal McCoyRandy HouserFrankie BallardBrett Eldredge,Jana KramerTyler FarrChuck Wicks, Logan Mize, Brinley Addington, Chris Cavanaugh, JJ Lawhorn, McKenna FaithMaggie Rose, sisters Nik and Sam, and Clayton Anderson.

What are you waiting for? Go book your stay on this fabulous cruise…it will be the best week of your life!

Update on Justin Moore Fatal Accident


One of Justin Moore‘s tour buses were in a fatal accident on the weekend in Illinois. While Justin was not on-board at the time of the wreck on Saturday, a victim in another vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A car driven by Joseph Taylor had hit the bus from behind, and when he got out to inspect the damage on both vehicles, he was struck by another car and was pron0unced dead at the scene.  The traffic on Interstate 57 at Illinois Route 16 was re-routed for several hours after the accident.

Justin broke the news himself on Twitter a few hours after it had happened:

“Thankful my band and crew guys are all good. They got hit by a car this morning in their bus. Prayers go out to the guy who lost his life and his family. You never know man. You have to be prepared to meet God today, ’cause it may be your last.”

Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family, and that of Justin’s band and crew.