Singer-songwriter Kip Moore has first No. 1 single with “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which is sitting atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Mediabase/ Country Aircheck chart. “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” reached sales of 500,000 and was certified gold before the April 24 release of Moore’s debut album, Up All Night. The accompanying video has received more than 7 million views online.
It means everything to me as a writer…It’s validation that all of the years that you kept telling yourself to stick to your guns and stick to what you know, that you are on the right path and doing the right thing and doing what you are supposed to do. People called me crazy at first because we wrote four verses before we get to the chorus, but I stuck to my guns and said, ‘This is how I am supposed to write this song.’ For this to go number one and the American public to fall in love with this song, that is validation for how I like to write, and that is with no boundaries.
Fans of Moore and “Truck” can see it performed on Tuesday, May 29 on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. They will also be able to catch him with Tim McGraw on Monday, May 28, at a special Memorial Day concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre during Fleet Week in remembrance and gratitude for service men and women. The concert will be streamed live via YouTube and to military bases around the world.
Moore will also be at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Saturday, June 9, on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during the free concerts at Riverside Park. He will also perform an acoustic set at LP Field during the CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that Lionel Richie’s first album in five years, “Tuskegee,” was certified RIAA Gold in just one month this April. The RIAA also awarded Brantley Gilbert his first Gold album award for “Halfway to Heaven.” “Country Must Be Country Wide” off the album earned Gilbert his debut Gold digital single in January. Kip Moore also earned a premiere digital song certification and first Gold single for “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck.”
America’s sweetheart Carrie Underwood also earned a 2x multi-Platinum certification for “Jesus Take The Wheel.” Underwood also earned her 13th career Gold digital single award for “Good Girl.”
For a complete list of all album, single, mastertone and video awards can also be accessed at www.riaa.com.
Kip Moore is giving fans an intimate look at his album release week with a brand new behind the scenes clip! His debut album “Up All Night” was released on April 24th and has been receiving rave reviews. His behind the scenes video includes footage from his tour and promotional appearances, and shows both the fun side of his album release as well as the chaotic side from the artist’s perspective. ”I moved to Nashville 9 years ago with a backpack and a dream,” says Kip. “I still don’t think I can quite wrap my head around the fact that it’s actually happening.”
The clip also shows Kip being presented with the gold plaque for his single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which is currently at #2 on the Country charts and still climbing. Up All Night, which debuted on the Billboard 200 at #6, is available now on iTunes in both deluxe and standard editions via MCA Nashville.
Be sure to check out Kip’s thank you message to fans for all of their support, and head to his official site at KipMoore.net for the latest news.
The 5th Annual GAC Kick-Off Breakfast went on sale this morning and is already sold out! Taking place on Wednesday, June 7th, the breakfast will be sure to wake up country music fans to celebrate the start of CMA Fest, which starts on Thursday, June 8th. The breakfast will be held at the Country Music Fall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville at 7 a.m. (doors open at 6:30 a.m.). Ticket prices were $45 and include an intimate concert, full breakfast, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, plus a meet with greet with all of the scheduled performing artists – Josh Turner, Lauren Alaina, Thompson Square and Kip Moore.
All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the non-profit Hall of Fame.
MCA Nashville recording artist Kip Moore will be making his national television debut tomorrow morning on ABC’s Live! With Kelly. He’ll perform his gold-certified single “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” during the program when it airs at 10 am EST / 9 am CST. Check local listings for which station it will air on.
The Georgia native released his major label debut album “Up All Night” on April 24th. His album made its debut in the number three spot on the Billboard Country Album Chart, and placed number five on the Billboard Top 200. His first single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” has sold more than 680,000 units since its release and is currently number four on the country singles charts, number five on the Digital Country Tracks chart, and ranks number nine on Billboard’s Top-Selling Country Digital Songs for First Quarter 2012.
GAC-TV is bringing back the pre-CMA Fest Breakfast for another year this year. The popular event has become the “unofficial start of CMA Music Fest” and will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 7 am CST at the Country Hall of Fame & Museum. Artists announced include American Idol’s Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Kip Moore, and Thompson Square. Tickets are $45 each and will give you access to the museum, a great breakfast, performances from each artist, and each artist will hold autograph sessions. All proceeds from the event will go to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 11 am EST and can be purchased on gactv.com. If you’re wanting to go you better get your tickets right away, as this event normally sells out pretty quickly.
Country artist Kip Moore has been a pretty busy guy this week. Not only did he release his debut album, but he also stopped by Yahoo’s studios for a RAM Country for acoustic performances of his hit single “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” and “Crazy One More Time” from his album “Up All Night.” While his album is available everywhere right now, we have the acoustic performance of his first single right here. Check it out below and let us know what you think about Kip’s album.
MCA Nashville artist Kip Moore is pretty excited over the release of his debut album “Up All Night” today. The singer-songwriter wrote every track on the album, and his debut single “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” was also certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies alone. The Georgia small-town native captured his experiences in his first album, which has so far recieved rave reviews from critics around the country music world. Kip is currently out on tour with Billy Currington and David Nail.
Before you read our exclusive interview with Kip below, check out his video he sent us thanking his fans for their support:
We had the chance to ask Kip a few questions about what fans can expect from the release, how excited he really, really is, what convinced him to live in Hawaii with just a backpack, and what song on the radio he wish he wrote. Get to know Kip Moore in our exclusive interview with the singer below:
It’s a big day for MCA Nashville artist Kip Moore. His debut album “Up All Night” is out today, and he’s celebrating the gold certification of his debut single “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”! It’s a little bit overwhelming for the singer-songwriter, who isn’t quite sure what to say about how big of a moment it is for him:
“I can’t quite wrap my head around what that means,” Moore says of his first gold record. “I had hopes, but I had no expectations, and those are two different things. It caught me off guard because a lot of people have mentioned to me how different the song is as far as its format, having four verses before the chorus. I’m so grateful to my friends at country radio for taking a chance on this song. To see this happening is just a humbling, humbling feeling.”
His single has sold more than 536,000 units alone, and is currently sitting at number nine on the country singles charts and number nine on Billboard’s Top Selling Country Digital Songs for First Quarter 2012. It’s been in the Soundscan Top 10 Digital Core Country Chart for eight consecutive weeks, and the music video has received more than 6 million views on YouTube.
Kip wrote or co-wrote every song on his Brett James-produced debut album.
“I am so ready for Wednesday to roll around!” he jokes about his nervousness. “But I am so excited. It’s really going to throw people for a loop when they get the record. They might have a perception in mind of what it’s going to be because of ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,’ and I am anxious to see what they think when they hear the depth of this record.”
Kip is currently out on the road with Billy Currington and David Nail. His next tour stop is April 26th at the Salem Civic Center.