Kip Moore Says It’s ‘a Wild Thing’ Knowing the Effect His Songs Have on Listeners
Music can touch people's lives in huge ways and no one knows that more than Kip Moore, who has a good story about how his songs impacted an important fan.
During his Up in Smoke Tour, Moore was approached by a fan who told him how the singer's music helped him get through some very dark times.
“I had a Marine come up to me after one of the shows and tell me my 'Up All Night' record actually was the only thing that gave him peace as he was camped out in some really rough place where they’d been under fire for a while, and he had his headphones in at this little place they were hiding out, and that record was what gave him peace,” Moore says. “It’s a wild thing to know that my thoughts and pen to paper and those dark places that I wrote those songs – not knowing if anyone was going to hear them – can have that kind of impact on somebody’s life.”
Moore says that knowing the potential impact his music can have on fans is a big responsibility, but that it's also the reason that he is in the industry to begin with.
“It’s awesome and it’s scary at the same time, because you realize how much weight your words hold. And when you realize your words hold that much weight, you actually think about what you’re saying a lot more,” he says. “It means a lot to me because that’s why I do what I do. I always wanted people to hear my music and I wanted it to impact them in a profound way, so now that it’s actually doing that it means a whole lot to me.”