Kip Moore will be the headliner for CMT on Tour 2014: Up in Smoke this fall. Newcomers Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt will be joining Moore for the tour which kicks off Sept. 25 in New York City and will hit more than 20 cities through November.
Moore will perform his new single “Dirt Road” for the first time on television during a Monday (June 2) appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. He’ll then head back to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival week and a special performance outside Bridgestone Arena for fans to kick off the CMT Music Awards red carpet pre-show on Wednesday night (June 4). He’ll also serve as a presenter during the live telecast on CMT.
Up All Night, Moore’s first album for MCA Nashville, was the best-selling debut album by a solo male artist in 2012 and 2013. It featured three No. 1 singles — “Beer Money,” “Hey Pretty Girl” and the platinum-selling “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck.” “Dirt Road” is the first single from his new album to be released later this year.
Moore is looking forward to previewing his new music during this year’s CMT on Tour.
“We’ve been on the road pretty much nonstop for the past four years playing as much as we can, wherever we can,” Moore said. “When we started out, sometimes there would only be five people at a show, and seeing the crowds grow over the years is really humbling and encouraging.
“And now to be teaming up with CMT for a tour is a really exciting moment in my career. We’ll definitely be playing lots of songs from the new album out on the road, so it will be fun to test those out and see what the fans think.”
“Kip’s Up All Night album swept us away with an edge and swagger that put him in a class of his own, coupled with three back-to-back No. 1 singles,” said CMT senior vice president of music strategy Leslie Fram. “The rest of the story is happening now, and we’re proud to have him headline our 13th annual CMT on Tour, along with CMT Listen Up artist Charlie Worsham and hot newcomer Sam Hunt.”
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Worsham is currently on tour celebrating his new single “Want Me Too” from his critically-acclaimed Rubberband. The project landed on several “best of” lists in 2013, including magazines such as Spin, American Songwriter and Billboard.
Hunt has gained attention with a string of songwriting credits that include Kenny Chesney’s No. 1 single “Come Over” and Keith Urban’s smash “Cop Car.” Hunt’s first radio single, “Leave the Night On,” will be released in mid-June.
Tickets go on sale Friday (June 6) for selected dates on CMT on Tour 2014: Up in Smoke. For more information, visit the CMT on Tour page.