Justin Moore Shares Story Behind ‘You Look Like I Need a Drink’ at the Opry [Watch]
Justin Moore recently debuted his latest single, "You Look Like I Need a Drink," on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and he rocked the house like a Nashville beer joint.
The song is Moore's first from his upcoming fourth studio album, which is a musical departure for the traditionally-minded singer-songwriter. Kinda Don't Care is set for release on Aug. 12, and Moore and his longtime producer, Jeremy Stover, have created a collection of tracks that blend Moore's customary rockin' country style with more contemporary elements for a fresh new sound.
"You Look Like I Need a Drink" is the perfect choice for the first single, since it possesses the rockin' swagger of many of Moore's biggest hits. The singer first became interested in the song when its title jumped out at him from a list of titles.
"And when I heard the song, it was the complete antithesis of what I thought it was going to be," Moore observes in the video above, which is debuting with Taste of Country. "I always love it when a song surprises me ... and this one did."
Moore offers up a great deal of energy and bravado in the clip, strutting the stage and reaching out to slap hands with fans in the front row at the historic Nashville venue. He admits playing the iconic stage still gives him butterflies.
"The only time I ever get nervous to play music -- and this is the honest-to-God truth -- is at church, or at the Opry," he shares. "I told that to Charlie Daniels. He's one of my heroes in this business, and he said, 'That's good, son. It should make you nervous.'"
"I feel like as artists, we always take a lot of things for granted," he adds. "This is something that you never take for granted. I've played here a ton of times over the course of my career, and every time we play here, it's special, and it means so much."
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