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(AUDIO) Off The Beaten Path Is Both Literal and Metaphorical for Justin Moore

September 8, 2013

Justin Moore’s new album, Off the Beaten Path, will be released on September 17th, and he says this new project “was kinda defined by the music that I found and the music that I wrote.” This is his third album and after the success of the songs on Outlaws Like Me Justin says, “Album three, in some regards there was less pressure on me ‘cause I accomplished more than I had ever anticipated being able to accomplish in my career but at the same time, in other regards there’s more pressure because it’s like, ‘Okay you’ve done this. Now you can either stay right here or you can take that big leap and go play ball with the big boys.’ And I felt like in order for us to do that and grow our fan base to a level it hadn’t been yet, we had to step out and take a couple chances and grow the music.” For Justin, growing the music meant taking a few chances and doing things musically he never thought he’d do. For instance he says, “Some of the beats … I was adamant, I will never put a loop in any of my songs ever. I’m not doing it. Of course, I did. But they’re subtle. And they’re not in your face. I think it added a new element that it sounds a little fresher than what we’ve done in the past.”

Metaphorically, that sense of newness and stepping out of his comfort zone is part of why Justin thought Off the Beaten Path was a perfect title for this new album, but also he says, literally, “That’s where I love to be: hunting, fishing, outdoors, all that stuff.” The album features Justin’s top five single, “Point At You,” and he says, “I’m really, really excited about it.”


Listen to and download the full audio clip below:



Justin Moore – Off the Beaten Path metaphorical :51

Yeah, absolutely. That’s kinda where the title came from. Even after I cut the record, I didn’t know what the heck to call it. I’d bang my head against the wall and I’m going, ‘What in the world am I gonna call this now?’ And it just kinda came to me, Off The Beaten Path. Literally, that’s where I love to be: hunting, fishing, outdoors, all that stuff. But, metaphorically, I thought, ‘Well, that kinda makes sense.’ And it is, some of it is a little bit of a departure for me. Some of the beats … I was adamant, I will never put a loop in any of my songs ever. I’m not doing it. Of course, I did. But they’re subtle. And they’re not in your face. I think it added a new element that it sounds a little fresher than what we’ve done in the past. I’m really, really excited about it.”





Justin Moore – describe Off the Beaten Path :42

“It just was kinda defined by the music that I found and the music that I wrote. Album three, in some regards there was less pressure on me ‘cause I accomplished more than I had ever anticipated being able to accomplish in my career but at the same time, in other regards there’s more pressure because it’s like, ‘Okay you’ve done this. Now you can either stay right here or you can take that big leap and go play ball with the big boys.’ And I felt like in order for us to do that and grow our fan base to a level it hadn’t been yet, we had to step out and take a couple chances and grow the music.”

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