With four No. 1 hits and a successful headlining tour, not to mention his wife and two daughters, Justin Moore has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This year though, he is thankful for something he didn’t understand, nor like, early in his career.
“I heard Kenny Chesney in an interview a long time ago, before I even got into this business, say that he had the luxury of not happening overnight,” he said. “And at the time I’m going, ‘What in the heck is he talking about? That’d be great.’”
Years later, with a career that has built slowly but steadily, Justin gets what Kenny was talking about back then. “We haven’t happened overnight and it’s been gradual, and even with all the success we’ve had, we’ve kind of flown under the radar,” he said. “At times it was frustrating and at times it still is. But it’s been a blessing because I’ve learned how to handle all of this.”
The slow build has also helped him figure out just who he is. “I’ve learned who I am as a person and as an artist along the way and we’ve been able to hone our craft,” he said. “I’m very thankful to be where I’m at regardless how I got here, and now I’m kinda understanding what [Kenny] meant by being thankful that he didn’t happen fast. I’m in agreement with him now.”
Justin’s latest single, “Lettin’ The Night Roll,” is at radio now.