Saturday, August 26
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The title to country‐radio hitmaker Justin Moore's fourth studio album may suggest he doesn't give a damn, but when it comes to the music, nothing could be further from the truth. On Kinda Don't Care (The Valory Music Co.), the Arkansas singer, outdoorsman and family man reaffirms his commitment to recording honest, entertaining country songs. Sure, they may be unapologetic at times, but that's Moore, an artist who refuses to ever project anything he's not.
His impressive string of hits includes his five Number Ones, including "Small Town USA" and "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," and the gold-certified singles "Bait a Hook" and "Backwoods." All of those songs, as well as his most recent chart-topper "Point at You" and his current rising single "You Look Like I Need a Drink," possess an undeniable confidence and attitude that distinguishes Moore from the crowded Nashville pack. And, above all else, there's that unmistakable voice, which propels Kinda Don't Care's 12 songs and a 16-track deluxe version of the album. "The goal was to create a feel‐good record. There is still the same hillbilly and redneck stuff on the album, but we also made the most modern-sounding record of my career," says Moore, the 2014 ACM Awards' New Artist of the Year winner. "I wanted to release a record that would fit in perfectly on country radio, but one that also pushed myself creatively. Besides, in the end, if I'm singing, it's always going to sound country."