‘Catch of the Day’ – Justin Moore – “Kinda Don’t Care” [VIDEO]
Today we feature a singer and songwriter cashed in on a promise from the founder of a new record company, proving that good things come to those who wait. An artist who found the content of his debut album left up to fans, an album that went top 5 and has been certified gold by the RIAA.
Justin Moore started singing while he was in high school, and after graduation joined his uncles southern rock band and headed to Nashville in 2002. He hadn't been in Music City long when he met a young producer named Jeremy Stover, and the pair began tossing around the idea of a solo album for Moore. Stover introduced the singer to an country music industry executive who was starting a new label. The label was the Valory Music Company and the exec was Scott Borchetta, the president of Big Machine Records.
Borchetta liked what he heard from Moore, asking the singer to "be patient", and he would sign the singer to a record deal when the label became a reality. True to his word, Borchetta signed Moore to the Big Machine subsidiary in mid-2008. The label immediately released Moore's debut single "I Could Kick Your Ass" digitally, then his first radio single, "Back That Thing Up", which Moore co-wrote with Randy Houser. The single peaked at #38, and Moore continued work on his debut album.
The label came up with an interesting concept for that album. Instead of the label and the artist coming together to decide what material would be on they album, they decided to let the fans decide, launching the So You Want To Be A Record Label Executive contest. Fans would create 'playlists' of their 10 favorite of Moore's songs posted on his Myspace account, and the 10 most listed songs would appear on the album.
The album was released in 2009, featuring his next single, "Small Town USA". To promote the single, Moore launched a tour which would take him to small towns. The tour was launched in Moore's hometown, Poyen, AR, taking him to small towns, where he would play acoustic shows at local WalMarts. The concept worked, as "Small Town USA" would become his first #1 single.
In total, Moore has released 4 albums for the Valory Music Group, featuring 12 singles, 8 of which have hit the top-10 and 6 have gone to #1; a thirteenth single, a cover of Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home" peaked at #28,
and the single "Small Town Throw Down", from Brantley Gilbert's Just As I Am album, which featured Moore and Thomas Rhett peaked at #8.
Today we feature the third single from Moore's latest album in our spotlight. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash, the title track "Kinda Don't Care" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you're gonna hear it again.
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Today’s Key Word: “KINDA”