When you think of country music, it typically doesn’t involve anything about skateboards. But country singer Kip Moore is changing that stereotype by helping kids learn how to ride their decks in a safe environment.
CBS This Morning talked with Moore about his special way of reaching out to the community during a segment on Thursday (6/2). While Moore is the kind of guy to sometimes sing about trucks and beer, it was his upbringing that inspired him to lend a hand to the younger generation through the teachings of one of his other loves: skateboarding.
“I didn’t have much, but I saw kids that had way less than me,” explained Moore. “I’ve just always been inspired when I come into these communities to try to do somethin’ and I look around and this is where my core is.”
Moore doesn’t just come by the skateparks just to watch the kids do their thing, but takes the time to teach them how to grind the rails or pop an ollie. He’s had experience too; after moving to Hawaii back in the day, Moore became quite the surfer and skateboarder. To give back through the trainings of one of his most beloved hobbies is something Moore appreciates more than most.
Ultimately though, Moore just hopes the kids he reaches out to know that skateboarding is just one outlet that can hopefully inspire them beyond the ramps and the streets.
“I’m just tryin’ to do my part and I think that if everybody took on that mentality, just do your part, do your part, I mean imagine how amazing this world would be,” he said.
Moore is on the road with Miranda Lambert this summer for the Keeper of the Flame Tour, which will be hitting cities all over the country.