Justin Moore Announces New Album Coming In May, Releases Title Track “Stray Dogs”

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Cody Villalobos

Finally some new music on the way from one of the most underrated artists in the game.

Justin Moore announced today that his next album, Stray Dog, will be released on May 5. And not only that, but he also dropped the title track.

Speaking about the song and the namesake of the album, Justin says that it was born out of that feeling of being a guy who’s always fallen under the radar to certain segments of the music industry – specifically the awards shows:

“It’s really autobiographical – me personally, maybe more so me as an artist. I’ve kind of been the guy who’s fallen under the radar my entire career, which is totally fine with me. We go out and have X amount of hits, sell X amount of albums, and then we never get asked to be on the awards shows, which remains the case…

Outcast is a strong word. Country radio has been amazing to me from the beginning of my career and my record label’s been amazing to me. There are pockets that have been incredibly kind and gracious and giving and I couldn’t appreciate it more. I’m talking more so about awards and TV shows. “If he’ll take off the cowboy hat, we’ll put him on.” No, George Strait wears the cowboy hat. Kiss my ass.”

And Justin says that the reason he didn’t play Nashville’s game to advance his career is simple: There are more important things in life.

“I didn’t play the game to achieve things that weren’t going to make me happy. As much as I love and respect music and appreciate the opportunities that I had at the time, music’s about 3rd for me on the priority list. I’ve been honest with fans about that. God’s at the top of the list, then my wife and kids, and then music. I’ll take care of one and then two, and then I’ll take care of three. 

Stray Dog as a title encapsulates all of those things.”

The lyrics to the song perfectly capture that untamable attitude that’s helped Justin achieve such success over the course of his now decade-plus career – even if he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves for it:

“I’m a little more stray dog
A little found, little lost cause
My wins have been hard fought
I don’t bark, I just bite

Put my money on the dark horse
Put my faith in the good Lord
Pray to Him I get one more day
When I lay my head down at night

You can padlock the door, tie me up on the porch
Chain me up I’ll break that chain, y’all
I’m the wild ‘n free kind of breed that’ll always be
Runnin’ with the stray dogs”

“Stray Dogs” is the third single from the new album, following his #1 hit “With a Woman You Love” and his current single with Priscilla Block, “You, Me and Whiskey.”

But Priscilla isn’t the only guest on the upcoming album: The tracklist also features a collaboration with Riley Green called “Everybody Get Along,” one that Justin says was originally recorded for his Late Nights and Longnecks album way back in 2019.

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Justin around here, and if you ask me I think he’s making some of the best music of his career with his past two albums.

And if what we’ve heard from the new album is any indication, this “Stray Dog” still has plenty of bite left in him.

‘Stray Dog’ Tracklist: 

1. “Everybody Get Along” (with Riley Green)
Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Jeremy Stover

2. “That Wasn’t Jack”
Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Chris Stevens, Jeremy Stover

3. “With A Woman You Love”
Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill, Jeremy Stover

4. “Better Slow”
Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Randy Montana, Jeremy Stover

5. “Stray Dogs”
Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Randy Montana, Jeremy Stover

6. “Country On It”
Justin Moore, Casey Beathard, Paul DiGiovanni, Jeremy Stover

7. “You, Me, And Whiskey” (with Priscilla Block)
Jessi Alexander, Brock Berryhill, Cole Taylor

8. “Get Rich Or Drunk Trying”
Justin Moore, Casey Beathard, Paul DiGiovanni, Jeremy Stover

Justin Moore & Priscilla Block Release Steamy Video For Their Duet “You, Me & Whiskey”

Well this one will heat things up…

Back in October, Justin Moore released the second single off of his just announced upcoming album, a duet with Priscilla Block called “You, Me & Whiskey.”

The steamy song talks about rekindling the spark that’s faded from a romance as time has gone on, taking things back to a time when it was just the two of them – and a bottle of whiskey:

It was you, me, and whiskey all night long
Sinkin’ to the bottom of them country songs
Fire burnin’ hot ’til the last drop’s gone
Let’s turn it up, turn it up
‘Til we take that black label buzz too far
And say them things that stay in the dark
Ain’t nothin’ as sweet, ain’t nothin’ as strong
As you, me, and whiskey all night long

Yeah, that’ll get the juices flowing…

And the pair also recently dropped a video for the steamy love song – and this one’ll get you all hot and bothered.

Directed by Cody Villalobos, a member of Justin’s management team who’s also directed his videos for “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” and “Why We Drink,” the video was shot in and around Nashville.

As Cody told us in an exclusive interview, it was actually Justin who wanted to make the video even more sexy:

“This video was actually pretty collaborative between us. Justin first came to me with the start of an idea that was fairly vague: He wanted the story to take place in a cabin, with a cold environment.

That initial idea evolved between us back and forth for a few days into a fiery love story about a mid-thirties couple using whiskey to reignite their lost flame. Every version of the treatment I wrote and sent to him, he would send it back asking me to push the sexiness further and further.

Him pushing me to make it hotter, coupled with the flashbacks, makes for a steamy visual that pairs nicely with a smash song!”

And the video also contains similarities to another – albeit completely different – video of Justin’s:

“My favorite element to the video is definitely the flashbacks the couple are having. Each moment in the kitchen they catch a glimpse of what used to be, and I think it’s a really cool element to have, thanks to my production team who helped me pull off those frames pretty well.

The flashback element was also a sort of ode to a previous video I did with Justin, “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home,” which is a flash/dream into everyone’s worst fears of their line of duty. So I’m excited to keep that similarity amongst these JM videos!”

Might wanna cover the kids’ eyes before you put this one on…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock