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Justin Moore Talks about Music and Life

March 20, 2014

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justin-mooreHit maker Justin Moore was recently interviewed about his current tour, his love of country music, and his personal background. He comfortably opened up about his roots. Coming from Arkansas, he grew up with country music and has always been a fan; but with regards to doing it himself and going into music, he got started at seventeen years old; he was a junior in high school then. The town he is from only has about three hundred people actually, and the prospect of becoming a music star is not that realistic. His father saw how gifted he was and encouraged him. Moore remembers the time when he was about to go to college, his father asked him if he wanted to go into music for a profession. It was then actually that he realized that he indeed could become a country music artist for a living.

Justin Moore says country music is very close to his heart. He grew up with it; out of six radio shows, only one of them wouldn’t be country. Country music is life in reality, it touches and sings about real people, talking about what people do, where they’re going, what they are facing, their struggles, hopes, and dreams. Blue collar people especially can relate to country music.

When it came to writing songs, he was unsure at first. He wondered what kind of music he had to make that will please people, and that would be easily understood and accepted by them. He thought that if he wrote about personal stuff, about things that came from his own heart and experiences, the public wouldn’t be able to relate. His growing experience in the music industry now proves otherwise. He observed that the more honest he is thru music and the more personal he became in making music, people could relate more. If the message was personal to him, then it’s personal to the millions of people who will get to hear it.

On his new album, ‘Off the Beaten Path’, he comments that his roots are indeed traditional country. However, through the album, he is able to experience and showcase personal growth in craft and song interpretation. He desires to grow his fan base and with the new album, the subtle evolution of ‘Justin Moore’ will pleasantly surprise country music fans.

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A Closer Look at Country Pop Music

March 17, 2014

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Country pop is a subgenre of country music. Its influence comes from soft rock and country songs. This brand of music flourished in the 70’s. However, in the 1950’s, the merging of country and pop took place when Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley conceptualized a genre that will suit the young adult crowd. It is deemed as a way to make country more appealing to the younger audience as rock songs have won them over. Among the first artists to have dwelled on this genre are Jim reeves, Patsy Cline and Eddy Arnold. It is also believed that this innovation in music started in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Popularity of Country Pop

It was in 2000’s when this brand of music started to become more popular. Some artists, who succeeded in making this brand known, include Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack. The presence of country singers in American Idol also paved the way for this genre to be even more popular. Carrie Underwood is the most notable of them all. Her hit single “Before He Cheats” is one of the most popular country pop hits in recent years. In the late 2000’s, these singers were joined by Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts who have also made the genre more appealing to a wider group of audience.

The success of country pop artists was reflected in terms of their album sales and even recognition from award-giving bodies. For instance, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift both have been nominated and won various Grammy Awards. 2 of Swift’s albums topped various music charts including the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums. Her Red album also sold 1 million copies just a week after it debuted. Some of her popular songs include “We are Never Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Another country pop duo called Florida Georgia Line has also gone popular these days. The partnership of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley that started in 2011 has become appealing to many people. In fact, they are going on tour this year. If you wish to buy a ticket, you can check out

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Secret Formula in Writing a Hit Single

March 2, 2014

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The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. If you are an aspiring musician, you definitely want a bite in this large pie. However, not all musicians succeed in making a name in the business. There are those who tried out for years, but still remained anonymous. There are others who are lucky enough to have made a one-hit wonder and have become a millionaire overnight. In short, if you wish to succeed in the music industry, you need a hit single. You need to produce something that will stimulate the hearts and souls of the listeners. All you need is one song, and it will take you from there.

When you wonder what the formula in writing a hit single is, the truth is that there is really no single proven theory. There is no song that appeals to all people. You ask 5 different people about their preferred genre and particular song, and you will get 5 different answers. However, there are some things that you can do in order to produce something that could be a potential hit.

  1. Don’t force yourself to write a song even if you are not in the mood to do so. Writing a song is not a task that you can just do right away. You need an inspiration to get things done. You might be able to think of the best lyrics while driving. You might be seated on a park and suddenly, words pop out of your mind. Just make sure that you bring something to write on all the time. By then, you can easily put into writing what has magically come out of your thoughts.
  2. Don’t think about making a hit. This is where pressure comes in. Some musicians try too hard to please many people. They really want to create the lyrics and melody of the song based on what they think will be a major hit. As a result, the song sounds too forced. If you want to make something great, just write it from the heart. All you need to do is to touch the soul of your listeners and entice them with inspiring words.
  3. Pick out the best line from the words you have compiled and make it as your main chorus. Try to feel all the words that you have written. For sure, a line or two will stand out. The said part has a strong impact on your that you simply cannot describe. If it hits you in an unexplainable way, it could also have the same effects to other people.
  4. Stay open and be positive. Even when you are in other fields, nothing comes in just a blink of an eye. Things have to be practiced over and over again until perfection is achieved. Just don’t feel discouraged when what you have previously written did not become a hit. Soon, you will be able to create one that can really capture your audience’s attention.

When music is your passion, you will surely find a way to create a huge hit in no time. However, if you do things with money and stardom as your inspiration, then you will definitely not achieve your goal.

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