published Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Justin Moore A-Z: 26 things you might not know about tonight's Riverbend headliner


What: Justin Moore.

When: 9:15 p.m. tonight.

Where: Coca-Cola Stage.

Admission: Riverbend 9-day wristband ($50); one-day wristband ($26).

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A Arkansas native — Moved his wife and daughters from Nashville back to his hometown of Poyen, Ark., population 290.

B "Big Ass Headache" -- His honkytonkin' ode to hangovers and cures that don't work.

C Cowboy hat -- His signature look is from the Justin Moore collection by Bullhide Hats. And don't touch it. He once berated a fan for taking the hat off his head.

D Dirt roads, trucks, honky tonks, fishing and small-town life are lyric staples.

E Emotional moment -- Got choked up at the Academy of Country Music Awards when he won New Artist of the Year in April.

F Featured on "Nashville Outlaws," country music tribute album to hard rockers Motley Crue to be released July 8. He covers "Home, Sweet Home."

G "Grandpa" -- His eloquent, nostalgic ode to "the simple man with a Southern drawl."

H Humanitarian of the Year Award presented to him by Armed Forces Foundation for his "service and commitment to the morale and welfare of military families."

I "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" -- Moore's second No. 1 single in 2011, also won Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year at the 2011 Inspirational Country Music Awards.

J Jesica Ahlberg, Miss Alabama USA -- His hot co-star in "Point At You" and "Lettin' the Night Roll" videos.

K Knows how to throw out a line; he's an avid outdoorsman.

L "Lettin' the Night Roll," his current single, is No. 9 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

M Miranda Lambert duets with him on "Old Habits" on his latest CD, "Off the Beaten Path."

N New baby expected this summer, his and wife Kate's third child.

O "Off the Beaten Path" -- Moore is now touring in support of the album of the same name.

P "Point at You," No. 2 on the 2013 Country Airplay chart, revealed his inner redneck bad boy: "I've got a rough side, a wild side at least a country mile wide, a fightin' side after a few."

Q Quiet supporter of local food banks in communities across America through Outnumber Hunger.

RThe Roost is his official fan club.

S "Small Town USA" -- First No. 1 single.

T "Til My Last Day" -- No. 1 on the 2013 Country Airplay chart.

U University of Arkansas Razorback fan.

V Valory Music Group, his label, is one of three under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella.

W Writes what he knows: "A lot of people called it prison when I was growin' up/But these are my roots and this is what I love/'cause everybody knows me and I know them/And I believe that's the way we we're supposed to live/I wouldn't trade one single day in small-town USA."

X Xtreme country collaboration: Moore's duet with Charlie Daniels on "For Some Ol' Redneck Reason" on "Off the Beaten Path."

Y "Young gun" is how Dixie Fuller, Riverbend talent buyer, tags Moore. "He has that Eric Church/Jake Owen feel -- young gun country."

Z No z-z-z-z-zs here. Moore's shows rock.

Compiled by staff writer Susan Pierce

Sources:,, wikipedia,, various fan sites

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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