Justin Moore hit Nashville in 2009 with a final picture. He was the good boy from a small town with a rowdy heart of gold that just happened to sing about it. Moore had grown up in tiny Poyen, Arkansas, where he worked at his cousin's cousin and enjoyed an archetypal American rural childhood. He started singing as early as two years old, and at eight he won a talent show at local high school. He sang gospel songs in the church, but spent the rest of his time listening to country music, studying the genre inside and out, focusing on old and new land all at once. He knew what he was doing too. Moore may have been from a small town, but he was not naive, and when he finally moved to Nashville after high school, he was prepared and already armed with a leader. Soon he also had a lawyer and signed a written agreement with Big Picture Music. He later met with producer and songwriter Jeremy Stover, and the two started writing together, patiently waiting for the right break.
Moore finally signed with Big Machine Records, part of Valory Music Company and home to popland stars like Taylor Swift and Jewel. Then Moore had a pretty solid band, which led to some opening places in 2008 on tours of Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Brooks & Dunn, ZZ Top and Rowdy Frynd's Tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams, Jr. His First Single, "Back That Thing Up", was released later that year and made it on the country's top 40 charts. A second single, the autobiographically suitable "Small Town USA", was released in February 2009. It toped the charts and paved the way for their self-titled debut Justin Moore, who earned medium critics reviews, but became a top ten success nevertheless. In 201