WYRK Taste of Country 2017: Get to Know Justin Moore
We couldn't be more excited to announce Justin Moore as a headliner for WYRK's Toyota Taste of Country in 2017. With his like "Bait a Hook" and "Backwoods," we're counting down the days to another great year of country music. Check out a little more about Justin below and check out the official Taste Of Country page for more information on the festival.
Taste of Country headlienr Justin Moore's fourth studio album may suggest he doesn't give a damn, but when it comes to the music, nothing could be further from the truth. On Kinda Don't Care, the Arkansas singer, outdoorsman and family man reaffirms his commitment to recording honest, entertaining country songs. Sure, they may be unapologetic at times, but that's Moore, an artist who refuses to ever project anything he's not. "The title refers to how uptight our society has become. It's in a place right now where we are consumed with being politically correct. Sometimes you just have to worry about being correct and telling it like it is," says Moore.
Which is what he's always done with his impressive string of hits, from his five Number Ones, including "Small Town USA" and "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," to the gold -‐‐ certified singles "Bait a Hook" and "Backwoods." All of those songs, as well as his most recent chart -‐‐ topper "Point at You" and his current rising single "You Look Like I Need a Drink," possess an undeniable confidence and attitude that distinguishes Moore from the crowded Nashville pack.And, above all else, there's that unmistakable voice, which propels Kinda Don't Care's 12 songs and a 16 track deluxe version of the album.
"The goal was to create a feel-‐‐good record. There is still the same hillbilly and redneck stuff on the album, but we also made the most modern-‐‐sounding record of my career," says Moore, the 2014 ACM Awards' New Artist of the Year winner. "I wanted to release a record that would fit in perfectly on country radio, but one that also pushed myself creatively. Besides, in the end, if I'm singing, it's always going to sound country."
Moore relishes being onstage, where, even in the glare of the spotlight, he's able to connect with fans and show them he's just like them.
"One of the things I hear most often after shows is, 'Man, you're so normal.' I guess people have this idea that, if you have any small amount of fame or success, you're supposed to be some kind of freak show or superhero. But I'm the same guy I was before I signed a record deal. When I look in the mirror," he says, "I still see Justin."
Justin Moore, a guy who, despite what is emblazoned on his strongest album yet, really does care. About his fans, his family and, especially, country music.
"Everyone growing up has dreams," says Moore. "Mine just happened to come true."