Kip the first new country artist in four years to have a debut album's first single go No. 1 for multiple weeks.
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" is the first single from a new country artist's debut album to reach No. 1 for multiple weeks since 2008, when Zac Brown Band and Darius Rucker made their first appearances atop the country charts. He will perform the hit on the 2012 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on CMT and CMT.com.
In addition, Entertainment Weekly has named Moore as one of five Music Summer Breakouts in its issue called "Your Summer Must List." He was the only country artist to receive the honor. "The Georgia native, 32, 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 had just finished performing the song Tuesday on the Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends when he received the news of his two-week No. 1. "I was on the bus after Fox & Friends and my manager, Shawn McSpadden, told me and we gave each other a hug," Moore says.