Justin Moore to perform at EMU Convocation Center

Country musician Justin Moore will be performing at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center on Saturday, March 15. The show is part of his “Off the Beaten Path” tour, and will also feature Randy Houser and special guest Josh Thompson.

Moore first began performing in high school before he signed to Valory Music Group in 2008, at the age of 24. That same year, he released his first single, “Back That Thing Up,” which made it to No. 38 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. His second single, “Small Town USA,” made it all the way to No. 1, as well as making it to No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then, he’s released seven more singles, all of them charting on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot 100.

His debut album, “Justin Moore,” was released in 2009, charting at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 10 on the Billboard 200. “Outlaws Like Me,” his second album, charted even higher, making it to No. 1 on Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

His third and most recent album, last year’s “Off the Beaten Path,” is his highest charting album yet, making it to No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Reviewing the album for Allmusic.com, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, “At a moment when country is teeming with affable guys next door, Moore is digging his boots into the backroads, which does indeed mean he’s wandering down a path few are traveling,” while Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos called the album “highly eclectic and a real treat,” and “a well-crafted musical work, if not his finest album to date.”

Randy Houser, who released his third album “How Country Feels” last year, will also be performing. The album was his most successful yet and featured the single “Runnin’ Out of Moonlight,” which made it all the way to No. 24 on the Hot 100.

Josh Thompson, meanwhile, has a second album, “Turn It Up,” coming out on April 1. The first single, “Cold Beer with Your Name on It,” was released in August of last year.
Tickets are on sale now at emutix.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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