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Kip Moore's ability as an ace songwriter hasn't gone unoticed in Nashville—he helped pen "Let's Fight" and "All the Way" on Thompson Square's debut album. Kip recently scored his first No. 1 single as both an artist and songwriter, with "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," which spent two weeks atop the Billboard country singles chart.
The rising artist celebrated with his "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" co-writer Dan Couch, along with producer Brett James (Martina McBride's "Blessed" and Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel") and representatives from Kip's label Universal Music Group, Country Aircheck and other industry organizations during a rooftop party at the Nashville offices of performing rights organization BMI.
"This is what you set out to do as a songwriter, you set out to hopefully get the chance to write hits," Kip told reporters prior to the party. "We love to write, but you get so used to it not happening that when it finally does—even though you believed—it's a hard thing to wrap your head around. Now that I'm an artist and writer on one, it's incredible. I've had a couple days off of touring to realize what's happened. I got a little emotional about it the other night, just realizing how far we have both come. It's one of those things you can't even put into words. . . . It's life-changing for sure."
Kip's next shot at a potential No. 1 single is his upcoming second single, "Beer Money."