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Justin Moore Going Strong


Justin Moore’s Self-Titled Album
 Debuts Top 3 on Billboard Country Albums Chart/
 Top 10 on Billboard Top 200 Chart
2nd Highest Country Debut of a New Artist in 2009

“SMALL TOWN USA” HAS THE #1 MOST INCREASED SPINS ON BOTH
BILLBOARD & USA TODAY/ COUNTRY AIRCHECK CHARTS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2009) –  The Valory Music Co. recording artist Justin Moore's self-titled album debuted at #3 on the Billboard Country Album Chart this week, making the country newcomer’s first-ever album the 11th highest country debut release of 2009 as well as the 2nd highest country debut of a new artist in 2009.  The album, which sold over 34,000 units in its first week, was also the #10 release across all genres on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
 

The highly anticipated release from the newblood traditional country soul singer quickly peaked as the 2nd most-downloaded Country album at iTunes, behind only George Strait, the day of its release. Moore’s album also rose to the #8 most-downloaded album amongst all genres on iTunes.


Moore’s hit single, “Small Town USA,” continues its climb inside the Top 10 this week, landing at #6 on the USA Today/ Country Aircheck (powered by Mediabase) chart with the #1 Most Increased Spins on both the USA Today/ Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Songs charts.   “Small Town USA” also rises to #7 on the Billboard Country Songs Chart this week. The climb makes the rising star one of only three new country artists to enter the Top 10 so far in 2009.


In addition, Moore is profiled this week in an exclusive Billboard.com video interview.  The star’s album track, “How I Got To Be This Way” was also featured as bumper music this past week on Fox News’ HANNITY program.


ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE

 Born and raised in Poyen, Arkansas (Pop. 272), Southern Country Stylist Justin Moore embodies the soul and character of a kid from a small town in both life and in music with his tough-talking, straight-shooting brand of Country music.


 Moore has toured with Country superstar Trace Adkins as well as with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd and Country music icon Hank Williams, Jr. He recently opened for superstars Brooks & Dun and ZZ Top.


 Moore has been profiled in The Washington Post, People Country, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nashville Lifestyles, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Chicago Daily Herald, Billboard, Country Aircheck and was named one of Country Weekly’s “Who’s Hot in 2008.”  He has been featured on NPR, WGN Midday News, Fox News Channel, the Associated Press, the 2009 CMT Music AwardsCrook & Chase, GAC and NBC-affiliate WSMV’s Better Nashville.   
  

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