We can usually count on Kip Moore to bestow some words of wisdom upon all of us, and they’re always spot on. Whether it’s through his music, comments on stage, or just a random interview, he’s always encouraging people to go against the grain and be who they are. It’s one of my favorite things about him.
And, if you’re in need of some motivation this week, he’s got you covered. In this video from a 2016 interview, he reminisces on his early days in Nashville and how he used to play his music to empty parking lots.
During the interview, Kip admits it was extremely disheartening to know the kind of potential his band had, and yet, to be playing empty crowds in festivals and awards shows. He notes that it takes a lot of work to prove yourself in any industry. And the proof is in the pudding. He has one of the most loyal fanbases in all of country music. Why? Because he got out on the road and earned those fans each night.
He encourages people to be patient with their dreams, and if they have one that’s worth chasing, to stay the course and see it through even when it feels pointless and hopeless. Most importantly, though, he mentioned that he treats every show like it’s the last time he’ll ever walk onto the stage, and that’s a huge motivating factor in what keeps him going. In a year with little to no live music, it’s oddly, or maybe even eerily, relevant.
If only I would’ve had that mindset back in March when I went to my last legitimate live concert. Again, Kip brings the wisdom I didn’t even know I needed, and it applies to more than just music. It’s not often someone with so much intuition and savvy also has superstar talent to go with it.
Give me more of this for what’s left of the most insane year ever in 2020.