Kip Moore Can’t Stop Writing Great Songs for His Second Album

Fans hear a stripped-down version of “Young Love” and an unrecorded song.

photo courtesy UMG Nashville

Fans are anxiously looking forward to the follow-up to Kip Moore’s debut album, Up All Night, which spawned three No. 1 hits in “Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck.” Kip promises it’s coming, but you may have to wait just a little bit longer.

“I thought I was done until this past week,” said Kip prior to a special event at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., last night (Nov. 13). “I wrote a couple songs. We got some problems now because [they're] too good for me to leave off. I thought I was done, but I just wrote two in the last probably four or five days that . . . we’ve got some issues we’ve got to discuss.”

Fans and industry folks got a glimpse into Kip’s world at the event through the short documentary Burn the Whole World Down, which traces his rise from struggling songwriter to the top of the charts, and shows him out on tour and relaxing in Hawaii. Several snippets of new music, including new single “Young Love” and the Mumford & Sons-esque “Burn the Whole World Down,” are heard in the film.

After the film and a quick Q&A session, Kip played acoustic versions of his hits “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl” along with new songs “I’m to Blame” and “Unless Heaven’s Got a Dirt Road.” One of Kip’s new unrecorded songs, “Comeback Kid,” was well-received by the crowd.

“I have such compassion for those people that are just trying to get by day to day, living paycheck to paycheck and still hoping on a dream,” he commented prior to the show. “Whatever it is, I have such a compassion for those people, to have faith in where they’re trying to get to, and that’s what [‘Comeback Kid’] is. It’s don't ever give up on me, don’t ever count me out.”

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