Kip Moore will head to the University of Tennessee to perform his two-week No. 1 hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck’ on Monday, October 1 on NBC’s Today Show. Kip will be a part of a special “Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back To College” show. The University of Tennessee won the live broadcast after a Twitter campaign narrowed down the field to six finalists and ultimately received almost 150,000 votes to be named the winner and have emToday/em broadcast live from campus.
“The energy level at a college is always heightened,” Kip said. “You’ve got so much spirit among the student body. That gives us energy when we are playing, so we always look forward to playing on college campuses. The spirit of these big SEC schools is pretty amazing. I never got to be a part of that, so I am looking forward to it.”
Kip spent his college years as a student athlete. He played point guard for Wallace State’s basketball team and was a member of its golf team. He then transferred to Valdolsta State University on a golf scholarship. While in college, he joined a band that performed throughout the south, which served as his main source of income. “I definitely had a good time,” he said.
This will be Kip’s second appearance on Today with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. “They made me feel really comfortable,” he said of his earlier appearance in the New York studio. “They are good people, and it’s always good to hang out with good people.”
Kip just released his new single, “Beer Money” which has already reached the Top 25. Fans can catch him on tour with Eric Church’s Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour through December. Kip is still trying to wrap his mind around all the success and fan support he’s had lately.
“I am honored that I am getting to do this,” he said. “I have worked hard and it’s awesome to see these songs come to life and people get to hear them on a national scale. So many times I questioned if I was doing the right thing. The next thing you know, all of a sudden these songs you wrote in the dark and quiet, that you thought only you would hear, are getting to be heard by thousands and sometimes millions of people. It’s a neat thing.”