Justin Moore Has Dance Moves You’ve Never Seen

Don’t Be Fooled by His Traditional Country Leanings

In an age when all the country boys from Luke Bryan to Kip Moore to Florida Georgia Line are shaking it with reckless abandon onstage, you might think neo-traditionalist Justin Moore would be the last person to get in on this trend.
 
You’d be wrong. Moore, ladies and gentleman, is not afraid to get his groove on. And if you’ve seen the star in concert action lately, you probably already knew this.
 
“I call it the ’Luke Bryan’,” Moore says of his onstage moves. “I’m trying to emulate what he’s doing out there because it’s workin’.”
 
And it’s not just Bryan who influences the onstage movement. For Moore, it’s also the influence of a few of his heroes growing up.
 
“I was a big fan of Dwight Yoakam, which always was doin’ something like that,” he said. “Tim McGraw, I think, is great onstage. I’ve always been a big fan of him and his stage presence. Maybe subconsciously, I’m blending some of their stuff together.”
 
Moore says he’s often not even aware of the moves he’s making onstage.
 
“I just kinda go out there, and it happens,” he said.
 
Hey, you can’t fault a guy for feeling the music. If you’ve missed out witnessing the Moore dance party firsthand, fret not. He’s appearing Friday (Nov. 14) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, followed by shows Saturday in Dayton, Ohio, and Sunday in Bristol, Tennessee. His Off the Beaten Path tour concludes its 2014 dates on Nov. 23, but he’ll be back on the road in January.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.