(Reuters) - Kip Moore arrived in Nashville on New Year's Day in 2004, with a guitar and a suitcase. Appropriately enough, he was driving a truck. Eight years later, his first No. 1 hit was called "Somethin' ‘Bout a Truck."
The single has sold more than 1 million copies. Moore's first album, "Up All Night," debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard country album charts in April. It has since sold almost 200,000 copies.
It's all pretty heady stuff for someone who has quickly become one of the biggest up-and-coming country music acts.
"Every time I step on that stage, I'm loving it. Now that I've had some success, I'm even more fearful of losing it," Moore told Reuters.
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