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Knowing Moore: Country star talks 'Last Shot,' 'Dirt Road'

Country singer Kip Moore plays Scheels Arena on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Special to The Forum1 / 3
Kip Moore performs in West Palm Beach, Fl., in 2016. Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK / Special to The Forum2 / 3
Kip Moore is known for his beer-drinking country songs. Photo by PJ Brown / Special to The Forum3 / 3

FARGO — Kip Moore is a busy man. The country singer is still touring behind his 2017 album, "Slowheart," as he prepares to release an unnamed acoustic project. He'll follow that up with his third studio album next spring.

The 38-year-old singer-guitarist returns to Fargo on Thursday night, Oct. 4, to play Scheels Arena.

Taking advantage of a small window of Moore's touring free time — and inspired by his song "Fast Women" — we asked Moore some quick questions based on his songs.

You're on the "After the Sunburn" tour. What is the worst sunburn you ever had?

Panama City (Fla.) when I was a teenager. I went down there and fell asleep in the sun one day. I woke up like a red beet. It was pretty bad. I was pretty blistered up, to the point where it affected the rest of my trip. I was probably 16. I haven't made that mistake again.

One of your most popular songs is "Beer Money." What's your beer of choice?

For the most part, I'm a Coors Light guy, or a straight Coors. I love a good Tecate. When I'm in Costa Rica, that's about all I drink.

You've said "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" is inspired by how your spirit changes as you mature. When you were a teen, what was your ideal vehicle?

When I was a teenager, I loved sports cars. I liked flashy sports cars. When I got older, I didn't want anything to do with them. But when I was a teenager, I always loved the old Corvette Stingrays. That's what I wanted one day when I was an adult, but I no longer want one.

What was the "Last Shot" you had?

The last shot I had was last night. Tequila.

It doesn't have to be a "Dirt Road," but what's your favorite drive or favorite route?

Billings, Mont., all the way to Yellowstone on a motorcycle is about as good as it gets. The Beartooth Pass all the way to Yellowstone.

You had a hit in 2015 with single "I'm to Blame." What's the strangest thing you've ever been blamed for?

I feel like I've been blamed for quite a few things, so I'll have to get back to you on the strangest one.

If you go

What: Kip Moore, Jordan Davis and Jillian Jacqueline

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4

Where: Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo

Info: Tickets range from $30.50 to $47; 701-364-3672 or