Thursday, March 14, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Justin Moore
Song:If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away
Album:Outlaws Like Me
Country music artist Justin Moore has got off to a good start in his career with two number one country hits including If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away in 2011. He is currently recording new music. He was born Mar. 30, 1984 in Poyen, AR which is outside Little Rock. He grew up on his grandparents' cattle farm. He won a high school talent contest and moved to Nashville after graduation. Moore signed a publishing deal with Big Picture Music. He met songwriter and aspiring record producer Jeremy Stover who introduced him to former DreamWorks exec Scott Borchetta. After DreamWorks closed, Borchetta started Big Machine Records. He signed Moore and Stover has produced other Big Machine artists like Jack Ingram and Danielle Peck. Moore's debut CD Justin Moore was released in 2009 and the single Small Town USA topped the Country Singles chart. His 2011 CD Outlaws Like Me topped the Country Album chart and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 200. If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away was Moore's second number one country hit. Though Moore writes a lot of his songs with Stover, If Heaven Wasn't So Far away was written by veteran songwriter Dallas Davidson along with Rob Hatch and Brett Jones. Rhett Akins recorded it in 2007 but it was not a hit. The ironic thing is Akins has written songs with Moore and Stover. Moore says that when he first heard If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away, he knew it would be a hit. Justin Moore will release a new single Point At You next week and a new CD should follow shortly. He is also going out on tour. I think he is too country to cross over to pop but I expect his success in country music to continue. Here's the video for If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away by Justin Moore.