Justin Moore Scores Ninth No.1 Hit With ‘Why We Drink’

Justin Moore is celebrating his ninth chart-topper this week as his smash hit “Why We Drink” tops both the Mediabase/Country…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 24, 2020


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Justin Moore is celebrating his ninth chart-topper this week as his smash hit “Why We Drink” tops both the Mediabase/Country Airplay and Billboard Country charts.

The song, which details all the reasons people need to crack open a cold one every now and then, was co-written by Moore alongside David Lee Murphy, Casey Beathard and Jeremy Stover. The boozy track was produced by Moore, Stover and Big Machine Label Group President/CEO/Founder Scott Borchetta.

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The success of why we drink follows the No.1 single “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” and is the second chart-topping single from Moore’s latest album, LATE NIGHTS AND LONGNECKS.

Moore will soon release Live at the Ryman, a 17-track collection recorded in May 2018 at his first-ever headline show at the Ryman Auditorium. Out September 25, the album is set to feature duets with David Lee Murphy, Chris Janson and Ricky Skaggs.

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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.