#BreakingTheIce: Hudson Moore

Texas native, Hudson Moore, has a voice that’s contagious. His style is unlike anything you’ll hear today. His artistry is pure and on fire.  Named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know, he is exceeding expectations drastically. A mixture of soul, blues, and country (with a pop flair), Hudson Moore is brilliantly talented and his music is something we’ve all been longing for.

1. Where are you answering these questions from and what are you wearing?

I’m answering these questions from my apartment in Nashville. I’m currently wearing shorts, t-shirt, and my Josh Abbott Band “Make Country Music Great Again” hat!

2. What’s your official title and favorite thing about what you do?

Technically I’m a singer/songwriter/musician/producer/entrepreneur but “country artist” is the easiest way to say all that. My favorite part about my job is getting to play live shows and meeting the fans!

3. What are 3 things you CANNOT live without?

My wife, my baby girl and my guitar.

4. What’s the first concert you’ve ever attended?

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in Dallas, Texas, 1995.

5. How long have you been playing music?

16 years.

6. What’s the hardest life lesson you’ve learned?

That the challenges in life actually make you stronger. You don’t learn this until you’re out of the woods. The hard times in life make the good times that much sweeter. 

7. Do you have a favorite restaurant or hangout spot in music city?

I have lots… but Bartaco on 12 South, Edley’s BBQ or Hattie B’s hot chicken to name a few.

8. Beer or whiskey?

Cold beer.

9. Who is your favorite country singer from the 90s?

It’s a tie between Tim McGraw and George Strait.

10. If you could duet with any male artist, who would you pick & why?

Keith Urban. As a guitar player, I’m a huge fan of his. He’s such an incredible singer, musician, and performer. It’d be an honor to collaborate with him.

11. Do you have a favorite place to perform?

So far Austin City Limits has been my favorite.

12. What’s one gift you will never forget?

The first electric guitar my parents gave me when I was 11 years old, a silver Fender Stratocaster. 

13. What current event has your eyes and ears? What are you doing about it? 

I love helping out our vets and our military. We’ve done several concerts over the years that helped benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. I have so much respect and admiration for our military. After all they’ve done for us, I think we owe it to them to do everything we can as a society to help them transition into civilian life when they come home.

14. How do you think songwriters play a vital role in music today?

Songwriters play the biggest role of all! Without songwriters, there would be no songs. Without songs, there would be no fans, no shows, no career. It’s all about the songs.

15. What’s been the highlight of your career thus far?

Probably going out on my first headline tour. It’s been an honor to open for artists I admire over the years, but there’s something really special about playing your own headline show, knowing that everyone in the audience is there to see YOU and hear your songs. It’s the most rewarding feeling as an artist for me. 

16. You’re making your favorite sandwich… what’s on it?

Pan-cooked turkey and ham topped with cheddar cheese. Take a couple slices of bread, add mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, salt, pepper and some sriracha. You gotta have the sriracha. I call it “Texas turkey.”

17. Name one artist of any genre besides country that you are a fan of and tell us why?

John Mayer. I’m a huge fan of everything he puts out. I love how he continues to evolve as an artist with every album he releases, all while staying true to who he is and the sound he likes. His guitar playing is unreal. I’ve spent countless hours listening to his records trying to learn his licks and replicate his tone. He’s also an incredible songwriter and lyricist. You can tell he’s highly intelligent just from listening to his lyrics and his chord changes. He’s fantastic.

18. What makes you laugh out loud?

My wife. We joke around all the time and make each other laugh constantly. 

19. Fill in the blank: Country music is evolving because…

People listen to all styles of music these days. 

20. Fill in the blank: If I could only listen to one album the rest of my life I would pick….

(It would have to be) BB King’s Live in Cook County Jail.

Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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