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MCA Nashville singer-songwriter Kip Moore will release his new single, “Beer Money,” on July 9. The song is the follow-up to his gold-certified No. 1 hit, ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which he will perform on NBC’s Today on July 4. The song spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart.

Moore had a hand in writing every song on Up All Night, his debut album, including his new single, which he co-wrote with Blair Daly and Troy Verges.

“Blair Daly said, ‘I’ve got this title ‘Beer Money,’ but I don’t know exactly what to do with it,’” Moore recalls. “We laughed and joked around about the idea. I know where I grew up in South Georgia, nobody had any money in high school. That is what the weekends were about: there was nowhere to go and there were no clubs, so it was all about who has the money to come up with the beer and where can we go.

“It was the same thing in college: you are holding out spending money on food so that you’ve got enough money that weekend to go to the beer store and have a good time. I think that is the way small-town America still is everywhere. Until you get a certain age and start working a job that pays you some money, you are just trying to keep that last little bit of money together to have some beer money for the weekend.

“It’s an easy-going feel-good song for people who are sitting in that town with nothing to do. That is the town that I grew up in,” says Moore, who was raised in Tifton, Ga., near the Florida line. “There was nothing to do, nothing to choose from, and a lot of times you felt like banging your fist against the wall, and the only release that you had was the weekend to go have a good time with your friends and your girlfriend, and you wanted to go and have some beers. That is what the song is. It’s just a feel-good release of that small-town America life and what it’s like growing up.”    

Moore continues to receive accolades for his debut album. Entertainment Weekly recently named him one of five Music Summer Breakouts in its issue called “Your Summer Must List.”  “The Georgia native has crashed the country charts with ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck.’ And his debut, Up All Night, crackles with fresh energy—thanks in part to his evocative rasp, which works equally well on summery kick-back jams like ‘Truck’ and romantic, arena-ready anthems,” the magazine says.

Moore has been touring extensively, performing his own shows and joining Billy Currington and David Nail on the road. He will join Eric Church’s The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour in the fall.