Kip Moore has been testing out a brand-new song on the road this summer. “Last Shot” is a slow-burning ballad that the Georgia native has been performing mostly alone on acoustic guitar, accompanied only by light electric guitar flourishes.
Moore performed the song during his recent opening set on Miranda Lambert’s Keeper of the Flame tour in Jacksonville, Florida, and again during a headlining set in Park City, Utah. “If you were my last shot of whiskey/ I’d press you to my lips/ Take a little sip/ Swirl you around and around and ’round/ Then I’d shoot you down,” he sings in the seductive chorus.
It’s unclear at this point whether “Last Shot” will be included on Moore’s next album, the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Wild Ones. “I definitely have something up my sleeve,” he told Rolling Stone Country earlier this year. “I have about three different projects in the can, and they are all completely separate from each other.”
Moore will be on tour with Lambert until mid-September, after which he begins his extensive headlining Me & My Kind tour. His current single, “Running for You,” sits at Number 13 on this week’s Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart.