This week’s co-host is Justin Moore, who just released his 5th album, “Late Nights & Longnecks.” The album features his current Top 5: The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.” He tells Lon that song was inspired by an earlier #1: “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.”
Unlike most country stars, Justin doesn’t live in Nashville. He instead lives in Arkansas. “We don’t have a stop light. We have one dairy bar, two churches, a school, and a gas station. No fast food. We’re 25 minutes from that kind of stuff. But I love it because when I’m home, we enjoy being out in the sticks.”
Justin is the father of 3 daughters and a 2-year old son. He told Lon it gets pretty crazy at his house: “It’s non-stop. It’s never calm and everybody’s happy. Inevitably, it’s like a ticking time bomb. Something’s gonna happen. It’s fun but it’s chaos.”
Justin’s 2 year old son South is the most active: “He’s an animal. He’s just wild, literally bouncing off the walls. He always has bruises on his face. The only way we can calm him down is go on a 4-wheeler to pet the horses.”
Now that summer’s winding down, his three daughters are back at school: “The kids just started back to school. My wife is enjoying them being back at school. So that’s what we’re dealing with now. South’s got home to himself, which is rare territory for him.”
Justin is excited about his 2020 headline tour: “The Late Nights & Longnecks we’ll do with a musical hero of mine: Tracy Lawrence. We start that in January.”
Justin also has great stories this week about Midland, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Jon Pardi, and the Eli Young Band.
NEXT WEEK: Miranda Lambert