Kip Moore’s hit single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” has sold more than 485,000 units and ranks No. 9 on Billboard’s Top-Selling Country Digital Songs for First Quarter 2012. It will become eligible for gold certification next week as the single prepares to enter the Top 10 on country radio charts. Kip will release his debut album, Up All Night, on April 24.
“There is no way to emotionally prepare for what is happening right now,” Kip said. “The whole thing is more humbling than anything else. I’ve yet to wrap my head around this movement that is happening right now, especially with all of the reviews of this album.”
Kip has been working towards this moment for a long time. Even though he kept the faith that his career would work out, he’s having a hard time coming up with something to say now that he’s got a hit song to his credit and a full length album on the way.
“I never dreamed I would have a gold single before the album comes out,” he said. “You always believe in yourself as an artist and believe that it is going to happen, but when it is actually happening, you get so used to it not happening that when it starts working, there is no way to put into words how that feels.”
Kip wrote or co-wrote every track on Up All Night which is produced by top songwriter Brett James. The album is inspired by Kip’s personal experiences growing up in a family of eight in Tifton, Georgia as well as the ups and downs of falling in and out of love. He is excited to get the album into people’s hands.
“I am ready to see people react to the body of work in this project,” he said. “It’s going to be a deeper record than people might be expecting. I’m anxious to see the responses that people have and what they like the best, which songs they are connecting to and are emotionally invested in.”
Currently on the road with Billy Currington and David Nail, Kip has been blown away by the crowd’s reaction to him and his music. “What is wild is that people have gone out of their way to research me as an artist and they are calling out songs from the album before it is out,” he said. “They already know the words because they’ve researched them online. It’s a neat thing to see how people have researched beyond ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck.’”
Besides his live shows, fans can also catch Kip on VEVO as its ‘Detected’ developing artist for April. ‘Detected,’ presented by Bing, highlights rising artists through exclusive music videos and interviews. Kip is the first country artist selected by VEVO for any of its developing artist programming.