Kip Moore Keeps His Music Moving Forward

"I’m to Blame" Points to Artistic Growth

There’s that familiar adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But don’t expect Kip Moore to abide by it when it comes to his music.

Moore is all about growth and evolution, as evidenced by his gritty, heartfelt new single “I’m to Blame.” The singer-songwriter recently pointed to the song as an example of his growth as an artist. Not only that, but it could be a good indicator about the vibe of upcoming album.


“I just think it sets the tone for not afraid to go to different places as an artist, as a writer,” Moore says.

His first album, Up All Night, included hits like “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” and “Beer Money.” He’s proud of the songs, but he’s also keen to keep moving forward with this next project.

“A lot of times when things are successful, people want you to stay in one spot,” he says. “They’re used to you doing one kind of thing. … ‘You’ve got to keep doing this thing over and over.’ It’s, like, ‘Nah.’”

The new album is expected later this year.

“You grow as a person. You grow as an artist,” Moore says. “That was what kind of sparked the whole idea was my growth as a writer and as an artist.”

Moore will join Dierks Bentley’s Sounds of Summer tour kicking off June 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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.