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Jun 21

Kip Moore Doubles Up on Gold

Kip Moore

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

Kip Moore’s latest Top 10 single, “Hey Pretty Girl,” as well his recent No. 1 “Beer Money,” have been certified GOLD by the RIAA for sales of more than 500,000 downloads of each. Both tracks are featured on Kip’s debut album, Up All Night.

Photos of Kip from the 2013 CMA Music Festival >>

“Pretty Girl’ and ‘Beer Money’ have been fan favorites on the road since we started playing them,” Kip said. “Having the fans also want to have the music after the show – to connect and respond to our music that way, too – just fuels our fire even more.”

“Hey Pretty Girl” was inspired by a conversation Kip had with his guitar player, Dave Lapsley. Dave, who had been not only playing guitar for Kip for years but was also the friend he could count on to go out on the town, came to Kip to tell him his wife was having a child and things needed to change.

“He was being like, ‘Dude, we gotta make this thing happen now. We’re not making enough money, and I’ve got to support a family now,’” Kip said. “I saw everything kind of change. Even though I don’t have a wife and kids, it kind of made me see it through his eyes. Even though I don’t want that right now, the next day I went into the [writing] room and I was just talking to Dan Couch about it, and I was like, ‘I hope to have that thing that I see in Dave’s eyes now one day, and I hope I want to go through life with somebody like that, and this is how I hope it is,’ and that’s what we tried to capture that day writing about it.”

Kip is currently a special guest on Toby Keith’s Hammer Down Tour.


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Posted at 9:44 am, June 21, 2013 | Permalink

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