Justin Moore is getting back to where he came from on his fifth studio album, Late Nights and Longnecks, out July 26 through Valory Music Group.
"I've been rooted in traditional country music my entire career," Moore tells Billboard as he exclusively reveals the set's track list and artwork. "On the last album [2016's Kinda Don't Care], there were moments we kind of stepped out of our proverbial box and stretched our legs a little bit and did things a little different than I would have earlier in my career." That included "Somebody Else Will," a top 10 Hot Country Songs hit. "But with this particular album, 12 years into this now, I said, 'Man, I'm gonna make the most traditional-sounding country album I can make,' and I think we did that."
To prepare for the 10-song set, Moore -- who co-wrote every track on the new album -- repaired to a house he and his wife own in Destin, Fla., where he and longtime producer Jeremy Stover also worked on material for Moore's first two albums. “He and I called a handful of the guys we love and are buddies with and kind of locked ourselves in my beach house and drank beer and wrote songs," says Moore, whose collaborators on Late Nights and Longnecks include Casey Beathard, David Lee Murphy, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill and Rhett Akins.