December 18th 2015
Kip Caps Off 2015 Garnering Praise On "Best Of" Lists
Kip Moore spent the last three years touring non-stop and writing for the follow up to his debut album which spawned three No. one hits and multi-PLATINUM sales. What resulted is "the year's most honest album" (Rolling Stone), with WILD ONES garnering praise on "Best Of" lists by Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Sounds Likes Nashville and Brooklyn Magazine. Critics continue to loudly roar in appraisal of Moore’s sophomore offering while his unwavering fans voted the album as Taste Of Country’s "Best Album Of 2015."
“Tip[s] his signature ball cap to traditional country, but as a whole it’s bigger and blessedly, Wild Ones is louder.” - Entertainment Weekly
"With raspy, echoing vocals and songs … Moore pays homage to the troublemaking days that built him” - Paste
“One heck of an album… set to produce hit after hit after hit” - Huffington Post
“An impressively singular release from Music Row...unlike anything else in country music at the moment, and it pulses with energy and strong rock melodies.” - The Guardian
[Moore] “sprinkles a little late-night Bonnaroo magic into his stadium-sized sing-alongs and forges a sound that's made to be witnessed live” - VICE
“Moore avoids the mold of the Nashville machine” - Village Voice
Assembling a WILD ONES takeover Moore’s profile sky-rocketed this year with an onslaught of national TV performances including Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock and ACM Presents: Superstar Duets. In 2016, fans will also be given an insight into never-before-heard stories behind Moore's biggest hits and stripped down versions of songs taken from his new album when Moore’s episode of Front and Center, celebrating the CMA Songwriters Series airs on Public Television beginning 1/25.
Having built his career from the stage up with Washington Post heralding Moore "is a natural when he's on stage," he kicked off 2015 stunning crowds during his first stint in Europe. Moore then continued to wow crowds across the U.S throughout the summer on tour with Dierks Bentley as well as playing major festivals including New York City’s first-ever country music festival FarmBorough where Moore’s performance was spotlighted by both Village Voice and Rolling Stone in their “Best Of” reviews. This fall Moore undertook a stream of sold-out dates on his headlining WILD ONES TOUR that night after night saw fans singing along to every track, radio single or not.
Moore also looked to give back in the face of a wildly successful year, launching his first charitable initiative known as the “Comeback Kid Skatepark Project.” Phase one of the project oversaw the construction of a series of skateparks in Nashville, TN; Boston, MA; San Marcos, TX; and Annapolis, MD to benefit communities and “comeback kids.” The project stemmed from Moore’s desire to provide an alternative outlet for youth to engage in healthy habits and physical activities like skateboarding while the inspiration for the name of the project came from “Comeback Kid,” a personal anthem from Moore’s sophomore album.
As Moore looks to a New Year there are no signs of slowing down yet. Fans will be able to experience Moore’s album that Country Weekly declares “matches the energy of his live show" for themselves as Moore recently announced the second leg of his headlining WILD ONES TOUR that will continue across the U.S and Canada due to fan demand. For more information and updates, visit www.kipmoore.net
A special thank you video to Moore's fans is available to watch here.