March 17th, 2017. Justin Moore in Omaha for the 'American Made' tour stop
I first met Justin Moore in 2008. He wasn't even a newcomer yet in country music. He had literally JUST signed his record deal and got the amazing opportunity to open a show in Omaha for 2 powerhouse music groups: Brooks n Dunn and ZZ Top at the (then named) Qwest Center.
Justin visited the iHeartRadio studios on Friday March 17th before his concert with Lee Brice and William Michael Morgan on the the 'American Made' tour and we had a few minutes to catch up about that 2008 show.
I asked Justin if he remembers that night playing Omaha for the first time and opening for Brooks n Dunn and ZZ Top and immediately, he perked up.
"I do. I remember I met you by the soundboard. Then I remember I almost got my ass kicked," he said.
I didn't know about that at ALL...so of course I had to ask him.
"How were you going to get your ass kicked that night?"
"I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to open for Brooks n Dunn and ZZ Top. I was FIRED UP to play my songs even though no one knew who the hell I was. Well, apparently I wasn't suppose to use the stage catwalk that led out into the crowd. But I did because we were having a blast out there. Wouldn't you know it, right after we got done and off stage, I got my ass CHEWED for walking and running on parts of the stage that were off limits to everyone except Brooks n Dunn and ZZ Top. Yeah, I'll never forget that show here in Omaha...because it was so awesome...and I almost got my ass whooped for having such a blast. And I loved every minute of it."
Such a great entertainer, great guy and even greater family man.
Find out more about his new album 'Kinda Don't Care' and latest news at his official website HERE.