Friday, 16 September 2016

Justin Moore Scores Third #1 Album Debut With Kinda Don't Care

Smothers Charts with #4 Billboard Top 200 Debut and Top 5 Single with
"You Look Like I Need A Drink"

Celebrates Release Week with Waffle House®

Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta and Justin Moore 
celebrate Kinda Don’t Care with #1 Waffles at Waffle House® in Indianapolis
Photo Credit: Sandra Wallbank

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2016)

After a whirlwind release week filled with sold-out shows, once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences and late night adventures, JUSTIN MOORE has much to celebrate as his fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co.) notched the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart selling just over 37,000 copies.
The project features his newly minted Top 5 single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and also earned the singer his fourth Top 10 All Genre debut, landing at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The Poyen, AR native showed no signs of slowing down with a packed show in his home state before continuing to Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC, Harrisonburg, VA and Indianapolis, IN for intimate performances of his new music as well as his most popular hits.
The platinum-selling singer then celebrated post-show by cooking up some of his favorite dishes at Waffle House® locations in each market.

During his last show of the week on the TAKE IT OUTSIDE TOUR in Indianapolis on Friday night (Aug 19), Moore was joined on-stage by label mate and good friend Brantley Gilbert for “More Middle Fingers,” which is just one of the 16 tracks on KINDA DON’T CARE. 
He also belted out #1 hits like “Point At You” and “Small Town USA” before heading to Waffle House® where Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta greeted the singer with celebratory #1 Waffles to commemorate the successful week. Moore continued the momentum on the TAKE IT OUTSIDE TOUR in Bonner Springs, KS (Aug 25) and Atlanta, GA (Aug 26). For tour dates and more visit,

Justin Moore & Scott Borchetta Waffle House-Indianapolis

(August 17, 2016) – JUSTIN took the party downtown with a triple shot of performances in Nashville to celebrate KINDA DON’T CARE, which continued to dominate the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart and took the #2 on the All Genre Albums chart upon release. Toasting with packed crowds at some of Music City’s famed honkytonks on Lower Broadway, he raised a glass to the new album at Honky Tonk Central, Rippy’s and Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge.
Fans followed the “You Look Like I Need A Drink” singer as he made his way from one bar to the next, sharing drinks, stories and of course, new tunes. The hitmaker also served up previous #1 singles, including “Small Town USA,” “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.”
 “We took three years to get this album just right and we’re so excited that it’s finally out,” shared Moore. “Thanks for coming out tonight Nashville!”
 The string of stops moved to a local Waffle House, where select VIPs were treated to a late night meal and Moore hopping behind the counter to serve up signature noshes. The Arkansas native headed to Charlotte, NC (Aug 17) for additional festivities around the launch of his fourth studio album. 

Original Release Date: 12 Aug. 2016
Label: The Valory Music Co., LLC
Copyright: (C) 2016 Big Machine Label Group, LLC
16 Tracks/ Time: 54:30

Available for purchase:
Amazon UK | UK iTunes |


1. “Robbin’ Trains” | Brett Beavers, Deric Ruttan, Josh Thompson
2. “Put Me in a Box” | Erik Dylan, Randy Montana
3. “Kinda Don’t Care” | Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ben Hayslip
4. “Hell on a Highway” | Blake Bollinger, Matt Rogers, Ben Stennis
5. “Goodbye Back” | Justin Moore, Ross Copperman, Jeremy Stover
6. “You Look Like I Need a Drink” | Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem, Natalie Hemby
7. “Somebody Else Will” | Kelly Archer, Adam Hambrick, Tebey Ottoh
8. “Between You and Me” | Smith Ahnquist, Pavel Dovgaluk, CJ Solar
9. “Got it Good” | Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, Jeremy Stover
10. “Rebel Kids” | Dan Isbell, Randy Montana
11. “More Middle Fingers” featuring Brantley Gilbert | Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell, Shane Minor
12. “Life in the Livin’” | Travis Dennis, Jared Mullins, Chris Stevens
13. “Middle Class Money” | Rhett Akins, Marv Green, Ben Hayslip
14. “Pick Up Lines” | Corey Crowder, Travis Denning, Jared Mullins
15. “Spendin’ The Night” | Kelly Archer, Andrew DeRoberts, Adam Hambrick
16. “When I Get Home” | Justin Moore, Dean Dillon, Jeremy Stover
17. “Amen” | Rodney Clawson, Jamie Moore

Justin Moore - Kinda Don't Care (Instant Grat Video)

Matching his no-nonsense attitude, Multi-platinum-selling Justin Moore released his fourth studio album August 12 on The Valory Music Co. The aptly-titled project, KINDA DON’T CARE, gives longtime fans a full dose of what they’ve come to love about the chart-topping singer/songwriter…a slow Southern drawl and candid charm.
The standard and deluxe versions were available beginning July 15 with four instant grat tracks available through August 12. 
Justin made the announcement on social media. View here:

He continued to share stories behind the songs with a series of Facebook video posts
"When I Get Home" (published August 12)
"Spendin' The Night" (published August 11)
Pickup Lines" (published August 11)
"Middle Class Money" (published August 10)
"Life In The Livin'" (published August 10)

“It’s hard to believe that we just recorded our fourth album. The process has changed, drastically, since our first time in the studio so many years ago” expressed Moore. “This is the best piece of music we’ve delivered because it gets more fun each time. Naming the album KINDA DON’T CARE is not meant to be nonchalant or careless. It’s meant to be a challenge to folks to live life a little more freely and be true to themselves.”

KINDA DON’T CARE is the follow-up to Moore’s back-to-back Gold-Certified albums: JUSTIN MOORE (2009); the #1 debuting OUTLAWS LIKE ME (2011) and OFF THE BEATEN PATH (2013).
His cleverly-penned new single, “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” went Top 5 at Country radio on Mediabase (chart dated Aug 22).

Since his humble beginnings in the small town of Poyen, Arkansas 10 years ago, Moore has achieved five #1 songs, six Top 10 singles, and was named the 2014 ACM New Artist Of The Year. Stand-out hits include “Small Town U.S.A.,” “Backwoods,” “Point At You,” “’Til My Last Day,” “Bait A Hook,” and “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” Moore, who has never been shy about his background or beliefs, honestly lives out the lyrics he has written for his albums.

Justin Moore: Country music's next generation (USA TODAY; published Aug 18, 2016)
As many aspiring singers have done before him, Justin Moore left his hometown and trekked to Nashville, searching for success. Unlike all but a few of them, he found what he was looking for. In fact, with two No. 1 albums, five No. 1 singles and 2014 New Artist of the Year honors from the Academy of Country Music, he has come to represent the best of a new generation in country music.
Refreshingly, his new album, KINDA DON’T CARE, is short on references to trucks, beer and the other memes that lovers of old-school country often decry. Its themes are more universal, more personal: Moore, 32, wonders whether to approach a girl he sees in a bar (Somebody Else Will), senses that she is about to blow him off (You Look Like I Need A Drink) and in the end is happy that everything worked out (Got It Good).

Moore’s success isn’t dependent on today’s cliches. Even more interesting, if he had had his way as a kid back in Poyen, Ark., that success might never have come to him at all.

“I was one of the only kids back there that didn’t want to get the heck out of Dodge,” he says. “I wanted to stay home and eat Mama’s cooking until I was 30. I loved living there. My dad was the one who said, ‘What do you think about playing music for a living?’ Growing up in a town of 300 people, I didn’t know you could do it for a living. So their support was huge.”

Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.(Photo: J. Meyers)

They dropped him off in Music City when he was just 18. “Green as a blade of grass,” Moore had just one acquaintance in town, Peter Hartung, who luckily knew his way around the music business. They knocked on doors, looked for songs to record, booked performance opportunities. With hard work and a bit of luck, Moore began getting booked to open for Luke Bryan, Hank Williams Jr. and other headliners. He landed a contract with Valory Music Co.
When his efforts paid off, the realization came suddenly. “We’d always traveled in a van. The first time we took a tour bus, we got to our venue in Memphis. You could see maybe 4,000 from the bus. I asked Peter, ‘Who are we opening for?’ He said, ‘Nobody. This is our show.’ When we played that night, the crowd sang along. They knew every word. That was the moment that everything shifted and I knew we were on a different level.”

Those crowds have doubled and doubled again at Moore’s shows. This year he has toured with other young country guns: Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett and backwoods rapper Colt Ford. Yet even his star continues to rise, he admits to still being a little bemused by it all.

“When I look in the mirror, I just see me, Kate’s husband, Ella’s and Kennedy’s and Rebecca’s dad, and my mom and dad’s son. I’m the same guy I was 15 years ago. Honestly, it was difficult at first for me to deal with being recognized. When I look out and see our fans singing along or clapping or cheering, I’m so humbled. Why did I get to do this? There are so many people so much more talented than me. That’s why I tell every crowd we play in front of, 'Not only do you make my dreams come true, you’re making dreams come true that my kids haven’t even had yet.' ”

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