Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 7:00PM
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Church began performing at age 13 and turned his back on a marketing degree from Appalachian State to move to Nashville. Church arrived with a distinct and different point of view from Music Row tastes of the times. His first album, 2006’s “Sinners Like Me” yielded three Top 20 hits. He grew in popularity with the release of his second album, 2009’s “Carolina,” and as a relentless touring artist, then truly broke through in 2011 with “Chief.” That album gave Church three No. 1 singles, including “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand,” and won both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music Album of the Year awards.
Kip Moore: 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.
Justin Moore: Justin Moore combines southern rock and backwoods lyrics to satisfy country fans from the boondocks to the big city. The country boy just finished recording his sophomore album and has concert dates scheduled throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Justin Moore concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Justin Moore tour dates and concert tour information.
The Poyen, Arkansas native got his start in Nashville fresh out of high school. Moore joined his uncle in a Southern rock band and moved with the group to the Country Music capital. After years of concert performances and hard work, Moore was signed to a solo deal with the Valory Music Group. In 2008, Moore released his debut single, "Back That Thing Up", which peaked in the Top 40 of country radio. Moore expanded his popularity through social networking and constant touring while crafting his debut album. He released a digital EP, The "You Asked For IT" EP, before releasing his self-titled debut which was a top ten hit for the aspiring country star. The lead-off single, "Small Town USA", became a #1 country hit for the country rocker in 2010. The album's second single, "Backwoods", was another top ten single from the album.
Justin Moore tour dates were booked periodically in support of his debut album and he headed back to the studio to record his sophomore album. As an homage to the Willie Nelsons and Merle Haggards that preceded, Moore titled his second disc, Outlaws Like Me, which hit stores in June, 2011. The lead-off single, "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," is receiving rotation on country radio and has so far peaked at #5 on the country singles charts. To promote this effort, Justin Moore's concert schedule has him booked across the United States throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Justin Moore concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Justin Moore tour dates and tour information.