Though there still hasn’t been any official announcement on when we might be able to expect a new record from the Georgia native, he said the album was done months ago, and then noted more recently that he stumbled on another song or two he wanted to include on the final tracklist and had to go back into the studio.
Kip released the the longtime fan-favorite, “Crazy One More Time,” as the lead single to the aforementioned (unnamed) album back in January, in addition to dropping “Fire on Wheels” in June.
He did previously confirm that there would be 13 brand new songswe’ve never heard before on the new record (including a duet with Ashley McBryde), though it’s hard to say if that number has gone up since he announced that back in May:
“Just officially finished record #5. Sealed. 13 songs none of you guys have heard. We ain’t messin round with this one.
Cheers to all the loyal fans. Thank you. We do it for you.”
It feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve gotten new music from Kip, as he put out his Wild World album back in 2020 and has been out on the road touring constantly since everything opened back up after COVID.
I’m always excited for whatever he has up his sleeve, though, so now the countdown is on until we get to hear the whole song on Friday.
“Fire On Wheels”
Kip is also gearing up to hit the road in a couple weeks with Boy Named Banjo for his fall tour.
Fire On Wheels fall 2022 tour dates:
SEP 8 SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA – The Complex
SEP 9 BOISE, ID, USA – Knitting Factory Concert House
SEP 10 PENDLETON, OR, USA – Pendleton Roundup
SEP 11 PORTLAND, OR, USA – Roseland Theatre
SEP 15 DENVER, CO, USA – Paramount Theatre
SEP 16 OMAHA, NE, USA – The Admiral
SEP 17 SALINA, KS, USA – Tony’s Pizza Events Center
SEP 22 ELIZABETHTON, TN, USA – Elizabethton High School Citizens Bank Stadium
SEP 23 MORGANTOWN, WV, USA – Ruby Amphitheatre
SEP 24 BALTIMORE, MD, USA – Rams Head Live
OCT 6 NORFOLK, VA, USA – The Norva
OCT 7 CHARLOTTE, NC, USA – Coyote Joe’s
OCT 8 GREENVILLE, SC, USA – The Blind Horse Saloon
OCT 20 CHARLESTON, SC, USA – Charleston Music Hall
OCT 21 TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA – The Moon
OCT 22 TAMPA, FL, USA – 11th Annual Tampa Pig Jig
OCT 27 ALBANY, NY, USA – Empire Live
OCT 28 BURLINGTON, VT, USA – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts