Kip Moore is no stranger to working hard for his success. Since the release of his 2012 platinum debut album Up All Night, Moore has remained one of country music's top touring artists and a fan favorite. But getting there wasn't as easy as it sounds, with the Georgia native spending 8 years in Nashville before signing a record deal.
His latest project, a documentary titled The Journey To Slowheart, is an emotional and introspective look at the inspirations and motivations that pushed him to craft his latest studio album. The first few words spoken in the 33-minute documentary immediately set the tone and the video opens on scenes from around the world. During these scenes, Moore's voice can be heard in the background, giving profound advice that is likely relevant to anyone listening, “Never let 'em mold you. It's your piece of clay. It's your canvas, so mold you paint the picture the way you see it. Not how others see it."
Artist: Kip Moore. Photo: Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Moore's documentary is equally as personal as his third studio album Slowheart. Fans get an up close look at the man behind some of their favorite songs, and there is no shortage of shots of the “Round Here Buzz" singer rocking out. “The journey it took to get to the place of recording these songs and writing these songs it was all a gradual, organic process," he said. “I think about the power of places like Iceland and Costa Rica — these places that have had such an impact on the way I see the world and the way I see myself, the way I feel about music."
As the video wraps up, Moore confides that success has a different meaning for him now than in the past. “My goals are different now, I'm not basing my success off accolades … I'm doing it the way I want to do it. I get to wake up every day and do what I love. And that is success to me."
Watch the full documentary below, it's worth every minute.