Kip Moore’s Real Job History Inspired His “Beer Money” Video

Written by Eric 'WizKid' Odom. Posted in Entertainment News

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Kip Moore’s Real Job History Inspired His “Beer Money” Video

Published on December 06, 2012 by Eric 'WizKid' Odom

Kip Moore

Kip Moore photo by Stephen Shepherd, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Kip Moore’s “Beer Money” video opens with a scene between Kip, playing a mechanic, and his boss who fires Kip for slacking on the job. His video boss is played by his real-life manager, Shawn McSpadden, and the pair didn’t have to go too far to create the tension they share in the scene.

“We bicker a lot with each other, so it kind of came natural to us,” Kip said. “We get along great, but he makes me mad sometimes so I just kind of carry that anger into that little scene.”

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That scene wasn’t in the video’s original treatment though. Kip added it in, wanting a scene that reflected some of what he went through while chasing his music career.

“I thought about how I wanted the whole video to flow and the story, and at the end of it, I said, ‘Let’s go back and let’s do this opening scene like this,’ because that’s how so many of my jobs were,” he said. “I was always trying to write songs while I was at work or doing other songs, and I always had bosses getting on to me, especially the whole time I was here in Nashville. So, that was a very true scene to my coming through this town.”

“Beery Money” is in the Top 5 at radio. Kip will close out 2012 on tour with Eric Church before hitting the road with Brantley Gilbert in early 2013.


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