"When we walked into the Ryman for soundcheck, the nerves really hit me," Kip Moore admits to Rolling Stone Country of his first time headlining the venue deemed the Mother Church of Country Music. "The weight of that place just punches you in the gut. I also started thinking about how far we've come as a band, and to be able to play a sold-out show there is really a dream come true."
This exclusive photo gallery from the country star's October 17th show in his adopted hometown of Nashville takes you on stage, backstage and in the adoring audience. All photographs by Joseph Llanes, with exclusive commentary by Kip Moore.