Street Date: Justin Moore Releases ‘Outlaws Like Me’

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Courtesy of Justin Moore

[pullquote quote="I've learned through other hit songs we've had on the radio that if it's personal to me, it's personal to a lot of other people too. " credit="Justin Moore"]Valory Music Company artist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Moore[/lastfm]‘s sophomore album, Outlaws Like Me, is available in stores and online today and features the lead off single “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” along with a new variety of ballads and hillbilly, foot-stomping tunes, like “Beer Time” and “Sunshine Babies” as well as the autobiographical “Flyin’ Down A Back Road.” Justin will be streaming live today performing the songs from the album and answering your questions. Watch the stream LIVE from NYC right here!

Come back here Tuesday, June 21st at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT to watch a live chat and acoustic session with Justin Moore! Justin will be playing songs from his new album and answer your questions LIVE!

Justin penned or co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs on this album, and gives us an overview of what inspired each track.

Justin Moore Outlaws Like Me Track List:

1. “Beer Time” (Rhett Akins, Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

‘Beer Time’ is just a fun party redneck song, it’s one of those get crazy and have a good time, crank it up songs. It’s a whole lot of fun to perform live.”

2. “My Kind of Woman” (Brian Dean Maher, Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

‘My Kind of Woman’ is a song that I started probably three or four months before we actually wrote it and it was actually pretty easy to write. It was written about the kind of girls that I liked or looked for, well, used to look for that is. It’s a really hooky song and it’s one of the first songs we’ve done that’s female-oriented.”

3. “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” (Dallas Davidson, Rob Hatch, Brett Jones)

“I feel so blessed to have had the chance to record ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.’  To me, it’s just one of those special songs that don’t come around very often. This is one of the only songs on the record I didn’t write. It was really personal to me after recently losing a few people close to me. I’ve learned through other hit songs we’ve had on the radio that if it’s personal to me, it’s personal to a lot of other people too. That seems to be the case for this song as well.”

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4. “Flyin’ Down a Back Road” (Justin Moore, Jamie Paulin, Jeremy Stover)

“I wrote ‘Flyin’ Down A Back Road’ at the lake with my producer and one of my buddies, who I’d written with a few times for my first record. Everything in this song is true. It talks about the first time I went on a major tour, the first time I played at Grand Ole Opry and so many other great memories. This is one of those autobiographical songs like I had on the first album.”

5. “Sunshine Babies” (Rhett Akins, Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

‘Sunshine Babies’ is my mom’s least favorite song on this album and I don’t know why. It’s fun! I was trying to write something that day that I thought she would crank up on the lake. Women, bikinis and beer came to mind and we came up with the title ‘Sunshine Babies.’

6. “Guns” (Justin Moore, Jamie Paulin, Jeremy Stover)

“I’ll never forget, my producer and I called my buddy and said, ‘Hey bring a case of beer over here. We want to write this song called ‘Guns’ and he said, ‘We can’t do this.’ We said, ‘Oh yes we can! You can either sit here and drink beer or you can help us write it.’ We wrote it. It’s become an anthem at our shows, kind of like ‘I Could Kick Your Ass’ a few years back. Someone told me a long time ago that as long as I’m alive and breathing, you won’t take my guns and that’s where the hook came from.”

7. “Bait a Hook” (Rhett Akins, Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

‘Bait a Hook’ is a fun, quirky song like a couple of those on our first album that had a bit of humor in them. It’s about your girlfriend or wife leaving you for a pretty boy. Obviously I’m not a pretty boy… so it was fun to write.”

8. “Bed of My Chevy” (Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

“As everybody knows, I don’t do a whole lot of love songs but we tried. They prodded me to do that on this album so we put a few on there. I remember thinking where you potentially had fun with the opposite sex for the first time and it was the bed of a truck for me. So, I wrote ‘Bed of My Chevy’.

9. “If You Don’t Like My Twang” (Rhett Akins, Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

“I was working at a furniture store in probably 2006 or 2005 and someone told me I was too country. I thought, ‘What the heck does that mean?’ I remember always thinking about that and then we started writing for this album and my co-writers loved this idea. So this was really fun to write because we just kind of goofed off for 2 hours. ‘If You Don’t Like My Twang’ is one of the last songs we put on the album.”

10. “Redneck Side” (Kris Bergsnes, Rick Giles, Jeremy Stover)

‘Redneck Side’ is the second or third song that I ever recorded when I came to town. It’s the only song besides ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away’ that I didn’t write. We’ve cut this song a few times and I’m glad it finally made it on the album. It’s a song that everybody knows at the shows and they sing it back to us even though it hasn’t been on an album yet. I just thought this time we have to put this song out there for everybody so I’m glad it made it on an album.”

11. “Run Out of Honky Tonks” (Justin Moore, Jamie Paulin, Ashe Underwood)

‘Run Out of Honky Tonks’ is one of the most country songs that I’ve ever recorded. I wanted to make it a point to make this album a little more country that the first one. Everybody looks at me like I’ve got two heads when I say that but it was really important to me to cut a really, really country album. I think this is one of those songs that speaks to that. It’s just a good old country heartbreak song.”

12. “Til My Last Day” (Brian Dean Maher, Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

‘Till My Last Day’ is my wife’s favorite song on the album and probably the softest thing that I’ve ever done. It shows a little bit of a different side of me. I’m blessed to have a great wife that supports me, and my music and everything I do. I wasn’t always the best boyfriend or husband and this song kind of speaks to that. It’s one of the coolest tracks on the album and really features the slide guitar.”

13. “Outlaws Like Me” (Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover)

“Everybody battles that internal good versus evil from time to time while growing up. I’m a Christian but I haven’t always been the best one or the best husband and dad. This song talks about getting back to that place where I am better. It has been a blessing in my life and that’s why we named the album after this song.”


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