Kip Moore has got another hit climbing the charts with “Last Shot,” a song he co-wrote for his latest album, Slowheart. The singer has experienced some tough times, chart-wise, but he says that while always grateful for commercial success, it’s not something he considers when putting pen to paper. Kip tells us exclusively: [“When I’m writing music I’m never thinking about, ‘Is this gonna get played on the radio?’ Now, once I get done with that body of work I step back and I’m like, ‘Alright, do I have anything that might get played on the radio,’ because every artist past, present, future, everybody would like to have hit songs. That’s a natural thing. (Tom) Petty, (Bruce) Springsteen, all those guys talked about wanting to have hits. Merle Haggard always said, ‘I’m dreaming of one last hit song,’ you know, so everybody likes to have that. It shouldn’t be what fuels you. What a radio hit will do is it brings in a new audience to have a chance to hear what you do, and then it gives those people a chance to find out what you’re really about at a show, and that’s what you’re hoping for.”] SOUNDCUE (:45 OC: . . . you’re hoping for.)
Kip’s tour rolls on through November.