Justin Moore Earns 10th No.1 Single with ‘We Didn’t Have Much’

Country hitmaker Justin Moore is celebrating an impressive career milestone this week as his latest single, “We Didn’t Have Much,”…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 23, 2021

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Country hitmaker Justin Moore is celebrating an impressive career milestone this week as his latest single, “We Didn’t Have Much,” reached the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts.

This marks the Arkansas native’s 10th chart-topping single at country radio. 

We Didn’t Have Much” finds Moore looking back on his small-town upbringing and appreciating the simple things in life, like Sunday dinners with family and making memories at the swimming hole. Although they “didn’t have much,” the singer acknowledges that they truly felt like they had it all.

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“There was dirt on daddy’s clothes/ From putting that bacon on mama’s stove/ Dog barking in the yard at a truck we don’t know/ All we had was us/ And that little bitty house and a lotta love/ We had it all when we didn’t have much,” he sings on the chorus.

“We Didn’t Have Much” was co-written by Jeremy Stover, Randy Montana and Paul DiGiovanni and co-produced by Stover and Scott Borchetta.

“It sounds different than any other song we’ve released to radio in my career,” Moore shared upon the release of the sentimental track. “I think it’s a poignant lyric for this time in our lives also. 2020 has led my family and I to lead a more simple life than what we are accustomed to. This song speaks to the beauty in that simplicity.”

“We Didn’t Have Much” appears on Moore’s Straight Outta The Country album, which was released in April. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.