Kip Moore admits that he isn’t ready to play nice YouTube

There’s something to be said for being an artist in your mid-30s. You’ve lived life a little more. You have something to say. You know who you are and that means something to you.

Welcome to 35-year-old Kip Moore.

He’s been around a few years, but Kip is still a new artist. Even with the wild success of his debut album “Up All Night” charting three songs inside the Top 10, Kip wanted to evolve as both an artist and a songwriter. He’d rather write instead of looking for quick radio hits. He’s not the kind of guy to just stick to what he did before and lean on the same formula.

“I just see things in a different way,” he told Rolling Stone. “All I can control is my art. I didn’t get into this to win awards. I got into this because I love to write and play music

Kip was a co-writer on every song on his second album, “Wild Ones,” including this song “Running with You.”

“People will say, ‘If you do a collaboration with this pop or R&B act, you’ll get to play on this show.’ No,” he says. “It’s not like I dislike what that other artist does, it just doesn’t fit with what I do. I don’t want to go up there and do some song and dance and play some character just to get a couple million people to see me on TV. I’ll just do it the hard way. “

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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