Kip Moore Opens Up About Depression And Calling Out Texting Fan

Kip Moore’s latest album “Wild Ones” may have put him on the hot charts, but the Country star opens up about the depression he faced during production.

“I literally had a hard fight,” he tells ET Canada at CMT Music Fest. “It was a tough time in my life. There were a lot of days where it was hard for me to get out of bed.”

The 2015 album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart and produced hit singles like “I’m to Blame” and “Running for You”.

“[The depression] is something I’m just now falling out of, but that record’s been special to me,” he reveals.

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Moore, who’s passionate about his song-making, has already begun to work on his next album and fans should expect a different side to his music.

“I wanted to be true to myself and grow and evolve as an artist and push boundaries on this new one,” says Moore.

Moore’s passion sometimes gets the best of him though  – like the time he recently called out a fan for texting during one of his shows.

“I think the whole damn thing has been so overblown,” says Moore. “I joke with people all the time who are texting at shows. And I understand what blogs and stations will do – they’ll put a pose to stir the controversy because they know people won’t watch the video. But it was all in good fun. I take people’s phones and I’ll call who they were texting and say ‘can you hold on a damn minute, I’m doing a show?’ just to have fun with them.”

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