Country singer Justin Moore is set to release his Live At The Ryman album on Friday, Sept. 25. Created during his first headlining show at The Ryman in 2018, Moore wanted to commemorate the achievement. The collection of recorded performances transports a listener back into an energetic concert, at a time when live music is lacking.
“We knew [then] that we were playing the Ryman, and it was the first time, in my career, our tour came through Nashville,” Moore tells Sounds Like Nashville and other local media during a virtual interview. “[After recording the show], we thought [about] doing something with this, but knew we had it in our back pocket. When [quarantine] started in March [of this year], I called my label president and said, ‘Hey man, we got that Ryman [project]. Why don’t we [release] that [because] who knows when we’re going to be able to play live again.’”
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A live album is something I’ve always had a desire to record, and have out for our fans. We had the chance to record our sold-out Ryman show 2 years ago. The crowd, the venue, it was unreal. Luckily I didn’t screw it up LOL. In all seriousness, the energy we were able to capture that night, was electric. In this strange time with no live music, I thought this could be fun for our fans right now. Crack a cold one around the house, a campfire, deer camp, the beach, etc. and enjoy some live music. Hopefully, we have the chance to do it in person soon. Until then, enjoy this live album from my band, my crew, and myself from The Ryman. 3 songs are available now! 🤘🏼
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Additionally, the Arkansas native is working on new music while taking a break from touring. “All the vocals on my next album will be [from me] sitting in my pool house, holding a mic,” he shares. “Usually, we track the songs [first] before I sing them. We’re doing it a little backward. Last week, I [participated] in my first zoom studio day. The musicians, the engineer, and my producer were in-person at the studio, [separated] in different booths. I had a live feed in one ear of what the musicians were playing out of the board, and I [spoke] through the other feed.
[My] next single will be from the new album,” Moore continues. “I have no idea when [the project] will [release], but the single is [titled], ‘We Didn’t Have Much.’ [The track] sounds like nothing I’ve recorded in my career.”
Meanwhile, Moore’s current Top 5 single, “That’s Why We Drink,” continues to climb the charts.
Pre-order Live at The Ryman here.
- Hank It
- Flyin’ Down A Back Road
- You Look Like I Need A Drink
- Somebody Else Will
- Bait A Hook
- Kinda Don’t Care
- Til My Last Day
- If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away
- Lettin’ The Night Roll
- Bed Of My Chevy
- Country State Of Mind feat. Chris Janson
- I Ain’t Living Long Like This feat. David Lee Murphy
- Honey (Open That Door) feat. Ricky Skaggs and The Whites
- Small Town USA
- I Could Kick Your Ass
- Point At You