Introducing Justin Moore’s Family

Hot 20 Spends a Day at Home With the Arkansas Singer

With a packed tour schedule and new music in the works, it’s a rare occasion when Justin Moore and his family are not on the road.

But on a recent day off, the Arkansas native invited CMT Hot 20 Countdown to document a normal day of family life.

It’s not lost on the singer that moments like these shouldn’t be taken for granted, and Moore is grateful for a strong family unit both on the road and at home.

“I think you appreciate the time that you do get to spend together — maybe more so than what you would otherwise — but it is difficult when you have a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old crying, ‘Don’t go, I want to go on the bus,’” Moore explained.

“But the thing that helps us negate that is the fact that we often have them on the bus,” he went on. “Kate and the girls get to travel with me quite a bit, or if Kate’s busy with the little one and needs to stay, I can take one or both of the older ones. We have a lot of help. My mom and dad are great and we have friends who are awesome that’ll pop out and help us. And all their crazy uncles on the road — my band and crew — are awesome and help out during the days or whatever if I have commitments. So I tried to get them out traveling with me as much as possible.”

With three kids under the age of 6, life can get a little hectic even at home. But the parents have learned to roll with each unique little personality.

“It’s just instinctive, so you have to embrace the chaos, and its part of the fun,” Moore said. “Kate and I have talked a lot about the fact that we wish they were a little less rowdy at times, or they could do this on their own. But, man, we’re gonna miss it when they don’t act rowdy and they don’t need us to do anything for them. So we’re trying to soak it all in.”

And while the daily norm for a performer is in reality anything but ordinary, Moore knows a healthy balance of both worlds is crucial.

“That’s what keeps you grounded, which is obviously so important in this business or really any business you have success in.”

For that reason, Moore and his family will soon be moving even closer to the town he grew up in.

In the meantime, he’ll be back out on the road with Miranda Lambert’s Certified Platinum tour through the summer.

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