Kip Christian Moore (born April 1, 1980) is an American country music singer-songwriter. He is signed to MCA Nashville and has released four singles: “Mary Was the Marrying Kind”, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck”, “Beer Money”, and “Hey Pretty Girl”. His debut album, Up All Night, was released on April 24, 2012.
Kip Moore was born in Tifton, Georgia. He began playing guitar while attending Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama and made his first public performance at a Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia. After college, he moved to a “little hut” in Hawaii, where he also took up backpacking and surfing.
He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2004, where songwriter and producer Brett James helped him sign a publishing deal. He spent four years in Nashville before signing to a record deal with MCA Nashville. Moore released his debut single “Mary Was the Marrying Kind” in early 2011. It entered the Hot Country Songs charts at number 58 on the chart dated for the week ending April 2, 2011, peaking at number 45.
Moore also co-wrote two tracks, “All the Way” and “Let’s Fight”, from Thompson Square’s self-titled debut album, which was released in February 2011. “Let’s Fight” was released as Thompson Square’s debut single in 2010, and briefly charted on Billboard Hot Country Songs, reaching number 58. He also co-wrote James Wesley’s single “Walking Contradiction”.
On September 27, he released his second single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck”. The song was followed by the release of his debut album Up All Night in April 2012. A month later, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” hit number 1 on the country charts. “Beer Money” was the album’s second single, where it reached number 3 on the Country Airplay Chart. “Hey Pretty Girl” was released as the album’s third single.