Sounds Like: One of those road-trip radio sweet spots where two great stations – in this case, modern country and Top 40 pop - weave in and out to create a unique sonic hybrid
For Fans of: Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, guitar-fueled twang-pop
Why You Should Pay Attention: Moore is a talented multi-threat who co-wrote every song and played 11 different instruments on his most recent album Getaway, out this past summer. Tracks "Might As Well" and "Some Are" have been released as singles, with the latter's music video garnering significant fan support on CMT. While Moore has shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, ZZ Top and Gary Clark Jr., his most recent set of shows found him opening for Martina McBride, Thompson Square and Cassadee Pope on the Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour.
He Says: "In the studio, playing the majority of the instruments is a very rewarding - but tedious - process. I spend a lot of time layering instruments, crafting guitar parts, playing solos and doing mandolin, piano and banjo overdubs. It's a marathon trying to get everything down the way I hear it in my head, but it's always a fun process to build a song from the ground up and watch it grow. My producer [Dwight Baker] and I really set out to make this album as authentic and real as possible. We purposefully left in little imperfections to give it that real, human feeling that you only get from watching a live show. That's the magic we wanted to capture."
Hear for Yourself: "Might As Well" is a radio-ready anthem that sneaks up on you with an intoxicating instrumental pulse, before leaving its mark with a scorching guitar solo. W.H.