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Award-winning country artist Justin Moore is traveling back to Fargo with fellow singer Lee Brice for their American Made tour at the Fargodome on Friday, April 14.
Since his humble beginnings in small-town Poyen, Arkansas, Moore has achieved six No. 1 hit singles, six Top 10 singles, has sold almost 1.5 million records and was named the 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year. Before his concert this Friday, we talked with Moore about his upcoming performance and newest album, “Kinda Don’t Care.”
FargoMonthly.com: You released your fourth full-length album last year on August 12th, “Kinda Don’t Care.” In what way does this album compare to your other albums? How does it reflect you as an artist?
Justin Moore: “I think there are similarities on this album to some of my others. However, there are songs on this album, and production, unlike anything we have done in the past. As an artist, hopefully, it shows a bit of range on my part.”
Most of the songs on your recent album was penned by some of country music’s best songwriters and feature other country singers. Why did you decide to collaborate more with others in the country music industry for this album?
Moore: “Well, I’ve worked with a lot of people throughout my career. With this album, I wanted to do some things that were a little outside the box for me. So, I recorded more outside material than I normally do for that reason.”
Can we expect most of the songs at your concert be from older albums or still a sprinkle of both past and new songs?
“There’s only one duet on the album, that’s the one with Brantley (Gilbert). The other songs on the album are all me. We have already had one number one with ‘You Look Like I Need A Drink’ and ‘Somebody Else Will’ is inside the top 25 and doing well for us. So, we are definitely playing stuff at the show from this album, as well as our other hits.”
With baby number four on the way, how do you find time to produce country hit after hit? Where do you grab most of your inspiration from?
“It’s tough. You have to find a way to balance the two. I have an amazing team around me to help on the music side of things.”
What can your Fargo-Moorhead fans expect from your performance on April 14 at the FargoDome?
“Hopefully, a great time. That’s what we try to provide every night.”
Since Fargo is toward the end of your tour, what has been the most memorable moment so far during the American Made Tour?
“The fan interaction, for sure. They’ve been great every night.”
Have you been to Fargo, North Dakota before? Was there anything about Fargo that made you excited to come back?
“I have been there. Beautiful area. The fans were awesome the last time. That’s what I’m looking forward to the most, is getting back in front of them.”
What would you like to say to your Fargo fans before you see them at your concert?
“Can’t wait to see everyone. Looking forward to partying with them!”