Justin Moore took the stage of The Today Show this morning to sing “Why We Drink” off his latest album Late Nights and Longnecks released earlier last night. Jenna Bush introduced Moore as, “a country boy who also happens to be a chart-topping country music star.” Moore is no stranger to accolades and success. To date, he has had seven number one songs, three number one albums, and two platinum albums.
Moore, who is a family man and father of four, had his wife and two beautiful girls alongside the stage to watch his performance. When asked what the inspiration was for “Why We Drink,” Moore admitted his mother was the one behind how it all came about. He explained, “We were out to dinner with my wife, and my mom and dad, and after ordering three or four drinks she asked, why do you drink so much?” Moore jokingly said, ‘I ain’t ever found a reason not to!”
“Why We Drink” is the ideal drinking anthem. With a ton of twang, an upbeat melody, it is an all-around good time country song. Moore gives us every reason why we’d want to throw one back, singing, “cause it’s Friday, ’cause it’s Monday, ’cause it’s a charcoal burnin’ Sunday, ’cause we ain’t gonna get to one day, that’s why we drink.”
After watching Moore’s energizing performance, it is very clear “Why We Drink” lives up to its title. The applause of the audience along with Bush’s approval saying “You made a pretty good case, lots of reasons why we do it – that was awesome!” is exactly what Moore wanted to accomplish this morning. Check out the performance of “Why We Drink” from Moore’s newest hit album Late Nights and Longnecks below.
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