JUSTIN MOORE TOPS CHARTS WITH #1 SINGLE THIS WEEK
"IF HEAVEN WASN'T SO FAR AWAY" IS MOORE’S FASTEST RISING SINGLE TO DATE
Nashville, TN—(July 12, 2011)_- From retail to radio, Valory Music Co. recording artist Justin Moore continues to reign in Country music. Just two weeks after his sophomore album, Outlaws Like Me, entered the chart in the #1 position, the album's lead-off single takes the #1 spot on the Billboard & Country Aircheck/USA Today Country Singles Charts.
“The response to the song from fans has been overwhelming and having another No. 1 hit is the greatest feeling in the world!” exclaimed Moore upon hearing about his success at radio. “I love making music and the recent reactions my fans have had toward the single and the album allows me to keep on doing what I love.”
Scott Borchetta, President/CEO of the Big Machine Label Group adds, "Justin's ever growing fan base has stood up to be counted! His fantastic first week album debut and the #1 airplay for Heaven, along with bang up business on the road with Rascal Flatts, has shown that Justin's ascending star is something that must be reckoned with. I'm sure that industry acknowledgement is not far away."
“If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” has sold over 300,000 digital single sales to date while Outlaws Like Me has had over 100,000 in album sales in just two weeks. The album made its debut as the No. 1 Best Selling Country Album according to Billboard’s Soundscan chart.
Moore is currently on tour with the highly acclaimed “Flatts Fest” summer tour with headliner Rascall Flatts and will hit the road with Miranda Lambert later this fall.
About Justin Moore: Justin Moore’s star has grown significantly since he was named Billboards’ “Top New Country Artist of 2009.” This Southern Country stylist has sold over 1.2 million digital downloads to date and his sophomore album OUTLAWS LIKE ME hit the #1 spot the week it was released. OUTLAWS LIKE ME includes the #1 hit and fastest rising single of Moore’s career, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” His debut album scored three consecutive smash singles (the #1 “Small Town USA” as well as the hits “Backwoods” and “How I Got To Be This Way”). Additionally, his debut was recognized by the New York Times as one of the best albums of 2009. Moore is currently out on tour with Rascal Flatts and will hit the road with Miranda Lambert later this fall. For music and more, visit www.moorejustinmusic.com.
About the Valory Music Co.: The Valory Music Co., the second of three labels established under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella, opened in November 2007. The label celebrated its first #1 album with Jewel’s PERFECTLY CLEAR only 7 months after launching and then celebrated its first #1 single just 3 months later when Jimmy Wayne’s, “Do You Believe Me Now,” spent 3 weeks atop the Country singles charts. In November 2008 the label signed multimedia superstar Reba McEntire who saw her first Valory Music Co. album release KEEP ON LOVING YOU debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and spend two consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Since then Reba has enjoyed the two biggest chart hits of her illustrious 30+ year career when, “Consider Me Gone,” spent a historic 4 weeks at #1 and, “Turn on the Radio,” followed, allowing Reba to both begin and end 2010 at #1. Southern stylist Justin Moore’s poignant anthem, “Small Town USA,” reached #1 in October of 2009 and he has quickly become a Country Radio airplay staple as well as a touring force to be reckoned with. New to the label is southern Country-Rock sensation Brantley Gilbert who has already topped the Country Singles Charts by writing, “My Kinda Party,” for Jason Aldean. Brantley Gilbert has a new album due later this year. The Valory Music Co. possesses an exclusive, in-house promotion branding team while utilizing existing Big Machine Records backroom service and is distributed by UMGD.