There’s Something About Kip Moore
“Bro-country” King lights up Cowboys dancehall
Kari Pedersen, Publishing Editor
Country star Kip Moore rolled through Calgary recently for a two-night stand at Cowboys Dancehall, and can I just say, I wouldn’t mind more than a two-night stand with him. But Moore offers a lot more than just good looks and charm.
The singer, who rose to success after his first album Up All Night hit the scene, has to be the hardest working guy around. Touring nearly 365 days a year, Moore spends his life on the road, and it is clear that he has perfected his craft.
On Feb. 15, Moore took the stage for night one of his shows and entered the room to deafening screams, from both the ladies and the men of the audience. The thing about Moore is that he doesn’t just appeal to the women who see him, but the men who want to be him.
Moore has been tirelessly touring to promote his newest studio effort Wild Ones and throughout the show filled the crowd with anecdotes about the writing process, his struggles with the record label to conform and his love of whiskey (which he chugged from the bottle on stage).
What makes Moore unique though, is his genuine concern that people have a good time. I had the privilege of attending a pre-show acoustic performance by the singer with about 30 other people, and he asked us more than once if we were enjoying ourselves, and on top of that, he genuinely cared! Allowing us to shout out what we wanted him to play, and then playing it on command. His two song performance turned into an almost hour long party.
The real show, obviously more high energy, still has a focus on the fans having fun, and Moore is always taking in the crowd and interacting with his fans.
If you were lucky enough to take in both performances, the show on Feb. 16 was definitely not cookie cutter, in fact Moore and his band changed up what songs they played, what covers they did the jokes and the drinks. There was not too much similarity between the two shows, other than the fact that both were amazing “bro-country” performances.
If you were smart enough to stick around Cowboys after the show, the man himself continued showing off his personable self by coming out and partying with all the fans who stuck around. While Moore may seem like a badass on stage, it’s clear that he genuinely cares about his fans, after all they are what got him there.
Basically, what I am trying to say is there is just something about Kip Moore.