Justin Moore Biography
Justin Moore was born in Poyen, Arkansas. After graduating high school, he decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee. to pursue a country music career. Moore worked with songwriter Jeremy Stover to record demo tapes, and was eventually discovered by record producer Keith Stegall.
In mid-2008, Moore signed to the Valory label, an imprint of Big Machine Records, and released a digital single "I Could Kick Your Ass". His first single, "Back That Thing Up", was released in mid-2008 and debuted at #55 on the Hot Country Songs charts in August 2008. The song, co-written by Jeremy Stover and Randy Houser, uses sexual innuendo to describe a girl who is handling equipment on the farm (e.g. "Throw it in reverse, let Daddy load it up"). It got a "thumbs up" review from The 9513, whose reviewer noted that the lyrics "separated (at least semantically), the inherent innuendo from the song's story itself", as in the final verse, he negates the song's innuendo by singing "ain't no time to play". After this song came "Small Town USA", which entered Top 40 on the country charts as well. This song has reached Top 20 on the country charts, and has crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 as well.
Moore's album is part of a special promotion called "So You Want to Be a Record Label Executive." This promotion has placed Moore's music on social networking sites such as MySpace and iLike, where fans are allowed to create playlists comprising ten of his songs, and the top ten songs that are picked will be included on Moore's album. Justin Moore will be released on August 11, 2009.