North Myrtle Beach, SC July 2, 2013 – Kip Moore with A Thousand Horses at House of Blues Myrtle Beach.
Album Review by Billboard: Kip Moore, ‘Up All Night’
May 02, 2012
Like Eric Church, Billy Currington and Luke Bryan before him, this young Nashville up-and-comer prefers a weathered baseball cap over a crisp 10-gallon number. And like his predecessors, Moore spends much of his debut album, Up All Night, outlining the pleasures to be had from hot women and cold beverages: “You’ve got the kiss that tastes like honey,” he sings over a mild country-rock shuffle, “and I’ve got a little beer money.” That lyric (from the song “Beer Money”) gives a good indication of the album’s low-stakes appeal. Moore certainly isn’t looking to reinvent the mud tire here.
“Moore spends much of his debut album, Up All Night, outlining the pleasures to be had from hot women and cold beverages”
On the set’s party-starting title track he takes “the only road straight out of town,” while Moore’s current hit, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” re-emphasizes the delight of “beer sittin’ on ice.” (He goes on to imagine “a girl in a red sundress” taking a sip.) The mood deepens a bit for the track “Everything but You,” an amped-up singleton’s lament that cribs the chord progression from “Sweet Jane” by the Velvet Underground. But even that one ends up on a beach somewhere.