Biography Justin Moore
Justin Cole Moore is a world famous country and folk singer from Arkansas, USA. He spent his childhood in a tiny town Poyen, where he lived on his granddad’s cattle farm. The romance of rural life sunk deep into hisheart, maybe that’s why he dedicated his life to folk and country. Justin Moore music career started in early 2000 when he graduated from Poyen high school and moved to Nashville, the home of country. There he joined Southern rock group founded by his uncle. In 2002, he met Jeremy Stover, who was beginner music record producer. Stover saw at a glance Moore’s unique talent and decided to introduce the young singer to Scott Borchetta, the founder and owner of Big Machine Records Company. Borchetta became interested in Moore’s songs and engaged young musician for future cooperation.
‘Back That Thing Up’, Moore’s first single, was released in July 2008 and soon became one of the most popular radio hits of the year. The first Justin Moore tour took place that year; he went on the stage with American country and rock music stars, such as ZZ Top, Trace Adkins, Brooks Dunn, Lynyrd Skynyrdand Hank Williams. In 2009, the singer released song that soon became a chart-topper and No. 1 hit in his career. That was‘Small Town USA’, written together with Jeremy Stover and Brian Maher. Moore sang about Poyen, his hometown, proudly describing the rural life in small farmers’ communities. Those heartwarming lyrics touched souls of many Americans, so Justin remained the darling of the people and his single took 44th place in The Billboard Hot 100. The same year the musician dropped his debut self-titled album, produced by Scott Borchetta and recorded by Valory Music Group. The record contained ten tracks, including Justin’s good old hits ‘Back That Thing Up’and ‘Small Town USA’, and also new ones, such as ‘How I Got to Be This Way’ and ‘Backwoods’. Musiccritics’ opinions on this album divided drastically. Some of them gave quite favorable reviews while others accused the songster of plagiarism. However, the audience loved the album much and Justin was hailed as one of the best country singers in the US. In October 2009, Small Town USA’ got to Top 10 and in April 2010,the song ‘How I Got to Be This Way’ reached Top 20 of the Hot Country Songs chart.
At the beginning of 2011 Moore released his version of Rhett Akins’ song ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away’ and got to Top 10 with his remake. The song became the lead-off single of the new album Outlaws Like Me. This track also won Inspirational Country Music Awards in two nominations. Two tracks from the new album (‘TilMy Last Day’ and ‘Bait a Hook’) soon broke the Country Airplay Top 20 Chart.
At the beginning of 2012, the singer started recording his third album. The first single ‘Point At You’ was released in March and Off the Beaten Path, the album itself was represented to the audience in September. Second hit record, ‘Lettin’ the Night Roll’, was released in spring 2014 and in July, it became number one on the Country Airplay chart.
In October, the singer represented the third single from his third album called ‘This Kind of Town’. Later in 2014 he won the prize of Academy of Country Music Awards in New Artist of the Year category. At the end of that year, he told about his decision to discontinue concert activities and spend time with his family (wife and three kids). To the joy of numerous admirers, in the middle of 2015, Moore announced his new 2017-2018 tour and approximate concert dates. Tour 2017 became one of the most long-awaited events for rural folk music fans throughout the world. The tickets were snapped out like hot cakes. Moore’s tour schedule includes Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and many other large cities. Justin Moore tour dates can be obtained from the musician’s official website.