OFFSTAGE: Justin Moore Is Ready to Play Tough Dad

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First we had Rodney Atkins up all night cleaning his gun back in 2007. And now we have Justin Moore scaring little boys in his daughter Ella’s gymnastics class. It’s just kind of what happens when guys grow up and have little girls of their own. Moore told this story in a recent radio interview. “This little boy, who’s 3, told his mom, ‘I hope her dad don’t bring her back again. I want her mom to bring her. Her dad scares me.’ So I’m glad that I’ve got that effect on my daughter and a boy at 3 years old. If I can keep that going for the next 20 years, I’ll be doing all right.” He could also just invite any potential suitors into his house and play them a few of his most intimidating songs: “Guns,” “I Could Kick Your Ass” and “Outlaws Like Me.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.