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Jul 17

Kip Moore Goes Platinum & Plays Conan

Kip Moore photo by Stephen Shepherd, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Kip Moore’s hit single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” spent two weeks at No. 1 and now, it has been certified platinum for sales of more than one million units. The single’s success is something Kip is still trying to comprehend.

“I can’t wrap my head around platinum,” he said. “I had a hard enough time wrapping my head around gold, so there’s no way I can wrap my head around platinum. It’s something that every writer and artist dreams to be a part of, something that is working like this.”

The song is more than just a hit for Kip, who spent nine years in Nashville honing his craft before “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” topped the charts. The track is a testament to what can happen when a person doesn’t give up.

“It was validation for me that I was smart to stick to my guns and believe in myself all those years when it looked like nothing was happening,” he said. “So often I wanted to cash in my chips and say, ‘At least I played,’ but I kept grinding and kept writing and writing and writing and kept believing that at some point it was going to work. So it’s a grateful moment to me that I kept my faith.”

Kip just released his new single, “Beer Money,” and will perform the song on Conan on TBS on July 17. Kip is looking forward to making his late night TV debut, not just for himself but for his sister.

Conan is so special for me because when my sister was in her car accident and in the hospital for seven months, Conan was one of the few people who could make her smile,” he said. “She thinks he is so funny and so do I. I have always been such a fan of the show and him as a person. It’s definitely amazing to get to play on national TV with that many people watching, and I am so glad that this is the first late-night show I am playing.”

Kip will join Eric Church’s The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour this fall. Entertainment Weekly recently named Kip one of five Music Summer Breakouts in their ‘Your Summer Must List’ issue.

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Posted at 11:02 am, July 17, 2012 | Permalink

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