Meet Singer/Songwriter Kip Moore- An Unique Voice in Country Music

Kip Moore- why didn’t I hear his fabulous voice earlier!?  (I’ve gotten behind on the country music scene! ) He co-wrote two tracks on Thompson Square’s self-titled debut album which was released in February 2011: All the Way and Let’s Fight, the latter of which was their debut single.  Moore (now aged 34) hit Nashville in 2004.  He was born in Tifton, GA (near the Florida line) to a golf pro father and a creative/musical mother (who played the organ in church).  He was the youngest boy in large family. “You had to make your own fun, for sure. I had a lot of time for daydreaming. It was a great town, but I dreamed about getting out. I do enjoy going back now.”

Beer Money

He [his father] would play a lot of Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.  As early as I can remember, I always gravitated toward lyrics. Even when I hadn’t lived enough to understand them, they still shaped me. -Moore on his early musical influences

Crazy One More Time

Moore isn’t flashy, but the subtle frame he creates for his blue-collar portraits make the images seem that much more real. It also suggests he’s confident in his songs and his performance. Which he ought to be.  -Tom Rowland (Billboard Country Monitor)

Dirt Road (Official Music Video)

For years, I have been searching for the missing link between blue-collar rock and country music. This year, I think I have heard it. His name is Kip Moore. There is fiery, urgent intensity in his voice. His lyrics vibrate with conviction and true grit. The melodies have gripping, heart-in-throat passion… This man just might be the hillbilly Springsteen.  -Journalist/historian Robert K. Oermann (Music Row)

Heart’s Desire

I didn’t know a whole lot about the world of songwriting.  I just did it for my own enjoyment.

Hey Pretty Girl (Official Music Video)

I am drawn to the real-life experiences between a woman and a man. I try to sing about the way it is, but yet at the same time, what you can hope for between a couple. I don’t intend to paint a picture of what it’s really not. 

Something Bout A Truck

Young Love (Official Music Video)

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“Love Out Loud” (1996) – Earl Thomas Conley

Full Song (written by Thom Schuyler):

“Love Out Loud” Lyrics:

I don’t brag about you to everyone I meet
I don’t sing your praises in a crowd
Oh, but deep inside my heart you’re the most important part
Oh, I’m just no good at love out loud

And when you’re here beside me laying in my arms
Well, I can’t seem to get my feelings out
I know that you deserve the tenderest of words
But I’m just no good at love out loud

Love out loud it don’t come easy, love out loud it’s hard for me
Deep inside my heart is singing and reciting poetry
So please don’t read my silence as a cause for any doubt
I’m just no good at love out loud

Yeah, there’s some real good talkers, I hear them every day
But I’m not sure they know what love’s about
Oh, but everything I do is a silent ‘I love you’
And I’m just no good at love out loud

Love out loud it don’t come easy, love out loud it’s hard for me
Deep inside my heart is singing and reciting poetry
So please don’t read my silence as a cause for any doubt
I’m just no good at love, I’m just no good at love
I’m just no good at love out loud

Love out loud
Love out loud
Love out loud

“Me Too” (1996) – Neal McCoy

Full Song (written by Wendell Mobley* & Jim Robinson):

“Me Too” Lyrics:

If you’re lyin’ in bed, you can’t sleep
You try readin’ books, you try countin’ sheep, ooh ooh, me too.
If you’re losin’ your case, burnin’ your toast
You’re pourin’ hot coffee on your Cheerios, ooh ooh, me too.

Now don’t worry baby, it’s all right,
You’re just a little preoccupied.
Somethin’s got a hold and it won’t let loose,
I know exactly what you’re goin’ through.
Do you feel like you’re fallin’ in love? Me too.

Now have you got a queasy feelin’ deep inside?
It hurts just a little but it feels kinda nice, ooh ooh, me too.
You say, you sit for hours by the telephone,
You even jump in the shower with your underwear on, ooh ooh, me too.

Now don’t worry baby, it’s all right.
You’re just a little preoccupied.
Somethin’s got a hold and it won’t let loose.
I know exactly what you’re goin’ through.
Do you feel like you’re fallin’ in love?  Me too.

Do you find yourself listenin’ to the mushy love songs?
Are you likin’ what they’re sayin’?  Are you singin’ along?
Do you feel like you’ve fallen in love?
Do you feel like you’ve fallen in love?
Do you feel like you’ve fallen in love?  Me too, oh, me too.

Me too, baby.

*Mobeley also wrote Kenny Chesney’s hit song There Goes My Life.

My Favorite Penn Masala Songs

Bahara (original song from the film I Hate Luv Storys):

Chaiyya Chaiyya (original song from the film Dil Se):

Ghanan Ghanan (original song from the Oscar-nominated film Lagaan):

Viva La Vida (original song written/performed by Coldplay)/Jashn-e-Bahara (original song from the film Jodhaa Akbar):