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Exclusive: FrogFest Headliner Justin Moore Talks New CD ‘Off the Beaten Path’ and Performing Live

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We’re just days away from FrogFest with headliner Justin Moore. He’ll take the stage at the Herkimer County fairgrounds Saturday at 6:30pm.  I had the opportunity to take to Justin, who’s career has taken a turn since the release of his new hit ‘Point at You.’

Justin says things are starting to take off.  ‘Fortunately thanks to radio and all the fans, we’ve had a lot of success over the years, but it feels a little different right now.’


The video for ‘Point at You’ is out and it’s one of the few times you’ll see Justin without a hat on; and idea that was all Justin.  ‘That came from me talking to the guy who shot the video. I thought, if I’m suppose to be working at a factory, I wouldn’t be having a cowboy hat on. It just didn’t make sense. So I went without it and it let people know I actually have hair.’

Off the Beaten Path
Off the Beaten Path isn’t just where Justin Moore is coming to headliner FrogFest, it’s also the name of his new album out September 17th. It’ll have 16 songs on the album that he’s calling his most diverse yet. ‘I’m looking forward to it. There’s a lot of songs on there that people will expect from me. There’s also a few songs that may surprise some people, in a good way.’ He may be talking about his duet with Miranda Lambert or maybe the one with Charlie Daniels.’

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Justin works at balancing family and his career.  With two little girls at home, it’s hard for him to leave, but it’s not as bad as most people think. ‘We have a different schedule than what people realize. We’re usually home Sunday through Wednesday and just gone Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The perception is a little off. But when I’m home for four straight days, I’m home. I’m not golfing or fishing. I’m not doing anything but hanging with the girls. I take them everywhere. I know a lot of my buddies aren’t like that. They can’t even change a diaper.  I get that from my dad. He was always like that.’

In addition to fishing, golfing and spending time with his family, Justin is a big cook. ‘It’s another way for me to be artistic and creative. And I eat out so much when I’m on the road, when I’m home I’d rather have some home cooking.  I’m not picky either. As long as it’s good, I’m happy.’

As long as Justin’s performance at FrogFest is good, we’ll all be happy.  And I have no doubt he’ll be more than good.

Make plans to get see Justin, James Wesley, Chelsea Cavanaugh, the Fulton Chain Gang and the Custom Taylor Band at FrogFest Saturday June 15th.  Get your $20 advance tickets at Price Chopper, by calling our office at 315-768-9500 or online here.

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