Kip Moore is Stepping Away from Country Music

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In a recent interview, Kip Moore shockingly shared that he will be taking a step away from country music. The reason? Simply put, the superstar behind hits like "Somethin' Bout a Truck" and "Hey Pretty Girl" is tired.

"We have toured 175 or more shows for six years straight, which is kind of unheard of. We are all tired. I don't think people see that side very often because they just see us onstage, but the grind of sleeping on a bus every night for 225 days or more takes a mental and physical tear on you," he told Rare Country.

It's tough to blame him; life on the road, while exhilarating, sure does sound exhausting. "All I have done is music every day of my life, so this is going to be my first real break from it in probably 12 years," he continued. Furthermore, it's wearing on him and not in a good way. Kip admitted that he hasn't had time for this loved ones.

"It's been a very selfish life for so many years now. I got to find a way to make a change with that. I love what I do, but I have to find some sort of balance that I have yet to find," he said. It's rare for a country artist to be so candid and honest. Life as a celebrity isn't always as glorious as it may seem.

This scheduled departure is disappointing to fans. That being said, we can't expect a musician's best if their head isn't in the right place. So, it's nice that Moore is explaining the reasoning behind this anticipated break.

"My head hasn't been in the best place so I want to try and work on all that and get settled for next year," he stated.

His plan for unwinding? Heading to the beach, of course. The country singer plans to head to Maui to camp, surf and hike. He has plenty of time for self-care now, because he just wrapped up his Me & My Kind Tour

The next show date listed on his website isn't until March of 2017. We wish Kip a relaxing getaway!

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