Today's focus falls to an artist who had the best selling debut album by a male performer in 2012 AND 2013. Another one of those Georgia boys, but this one made his way to Nashville by going first to Hawaii where he worked on his songwriting until a publishing deal brought him to Music City.

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Kip Moore's road to Nashville from Tifton, GA, took an unusual detour in 2002, when he packed his bags and headed to Hawaii to gets his "head on straight". Moore began playing guitar and singing while attending Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL, and returned to Georgia to make his first public appearance, playing the Mellow Mushroom in Valdosta. After graduating college in 2002, he packed his bags and headed to Hawaii, moveing into a little grass hut tto work on his songwriting. In 2004, Moore met producer and songwriter Brett James, who helped Moore secure a publishing deal, and off to Nashville he went.

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Moore spent seven years in Nashville, writing several album cuts for artists, including Thompson Square and Frankie Ballard. In 2011, Moore signed a record deal with MCA Nashville and began work on his debut album. The first single, "Mary Was The Marrying Kind" was released in March of 2011 and peaked at #45 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. It wasn't until the release of his second single that Moore caught traction with Country Radio. Moore released "Somethin' About A Truck", in September and by May it would become not only Moore's his first top-10 single, but also his only chart-topper to date. The album, Up All Night, was released in April of the same year, and was just recently certified platinum.

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After the success of the first album, Moore headed back into the studio to record new music in anticipation of a second album. But when the first two singles from the project under-performed on the charts, the album was scrapped and Moore returned to the studio to work on new music.

2015 saw the release of Moore's second album, Wild Ones, which while meeting with critical success did not see the same sales as his debut effort. Two singles from the album peaked out in the mid-20s on the chart. More also released an EP in October of 2016 called Underground, which according to the singer, answered his fans' demand for new music.

That never ending demand and Moore's desire to satiate it, has sent him back into the studio once again to start work on his third, full-length album, due out some time later in 2017, and we have the first single from that project in our spotlight today. The latest from Kip Moore, "More Girls Like You" is in our spotlight today. It's our Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.

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