Up All Night
Label: MCA Nashville
There's a warm, exuberant, distinctly Bon Jovian rasp to Georgia troubadour Kip Moore's voice on this debut, led by the raucous, bluesy radio hit "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" (which commemorates how excited the ladies got when a young Kip traded up from an Isuzu). The rest of Up All Night prefers gentle pop-country grace to grit: Mostly it's lost love, not hedonism, keeping him awake, so soft-lit jams hailing romances both doomed ("Crazy One More Time") and successfully consummated ("Hey Pretty Girl") dominate. If "Tunnel of Love" is your favorite Springsteen song, here's your jam.