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Arriving at the peak of the so-called "bro country" phenomenon of the 2010s, 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 2012, 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 2015. 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 and playing with a band. Once he graduated college, he decided to live in Hawaii for a spell before heading to Nashville in 2004. Earning a paycheck as a manager at Abercrombie & Fitch, Moore chipped away at music, starting to earn a reputation in songwriting circles, and placing songs with Jake Owen and Thompson Square. In 2008, Creative Artist Agency's Marc Dennis brought Moore to the attention of Joe Fisher at Universal Group Nashville, who signed the songwriter to a deal and paired him with Brett James, who wound up producing Moore's 2012 debut, Up All Night. First came the single "Mary Was the Marrying Kind," which went to 45 on Billboard's Country chart, but the record that launched Kip's career was "Something' 'Bout a Truck," a single released in September 2011. Over the next few months, it climbed to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- it also reached 29 on the Hot 100 -- on its way to a double-platinum certification. In the wake of its success, Moore released Up All Night in April 2012 and its next two singles were also Top Ten country hits: "Beer Money" went to seven in the second half of 2012, while "Hey Pretty Girl" became a platinum hit in early 2013. The first sign of Moore's second album arrived in October of 2013, when he released "Young Love." This topped out at 26, which wound up better than his next single, "Dirt Road." Released in April 2014, "Dirt Road" "stiffed" according to Moore, so he and his label decided to scrap the planned second album and have the singer/songwriter compose a brand-new record. The first single, "I'm to Blame," reached 26 in the spring of 2015 and the full-length Wild Ones showed up in August 2015. Wild Ones debuted at four on the Billboard Top 200 but its singles didn't crack the country Top 20. An EP, Underground, arrived in the fall of 2016. The following year, he issued the full-length Slowheart, which featured the single "More Girls Like You." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Top Tracks

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    Popularity
  2.   Somethin' 'Bout a Truck
  3.   Beer Money
  4.   Hey Pretty Girl
  5.   More Girls Like You
  6.   I'm to Blame
  7.   My Kind
  8.   The Bull
  9.   Running for You
  10.   Comeback Kid
  11.   Young Love
  12.   Last Shot
  13.   Backseat
  14.   Wild Ones
  15.   All Time Low
  16.   Dirt Road
  17.   Fly Again
  18.   Mary Was the Marrying Kind
  19.   Motorcycle
  20.   It Ain't California
  21.   That Was Us
  22.   Wish It Was Me
  23.   Love You to the Moon
  24.   Guitar Man
  25.   Sunburn
  26.   I've Been Around
  27.   That's Alright With Me
  28.   Up All Night
  29.   Try Again
  30.   Blonde
  31.   Separate Ways
  32.   Come and Get It
  33.   Faith When I Fall
  34.   Come Home With You
  35.   Plead the Fifth
  36.   Midnight Slow Dance
  37.   Burn the Whole World Down
  38.   What I Do
  39.   Lipstick
  40.   Crazy One More Time
  41.   Tennessee Boy
  42.   Good Thing
  43.   Just Another Girl
  44.   My Baby's Gone
  45.   Complicated
  46.   What Ya Got on Tonight
  47.   Lead Me
  48.   Hang a While
  49.   Where You Are Tonight
  50.   Reckless (Still Growin' Up)
  51.   Everything But You
  52.   Drive Me Crazy
  53.   Part of Growing Up
  54.   Heart's Desire
  55.   Girl of the Summer
  56.   Magic
  57.   Fast Women
  58.   Bittersweet Company
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