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Kip Moore Hates the Fashion Designing Aspect of His Music Career

Image courtesy of MCA Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of MCA Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Kip Moore is a very hands-on artist in control of everything from the way his self-written songs sound on his album to the way his stage show comes off on the road.  That control extends to the t-shirts and other items on sale at Kip's concerts, but he admits being a part-time fashion designer for those merch items isn't his cup of tea.

Says Kip, "I'm very in control of a lot of things, and the merch thing has been one thing that's made me just want to pull my hair out.  My forte is not drawing, you know what I mean?"

Kip works with people who design tour merchandise to come up with the t-shirt designs, but it's a tough process for him.

"People turn in stuff to me, and I'm like, 'No! No! That's not it! That's not it!" Kip explains.  "But I don't know what to do, and I don't know what to tell 'em."

Kip's goal is to make his concert t-shirts look cool so people want to wear them all the time.

He says, "I'm trying to keep it simple.  I don't want to put my face on a big, gigantic shirt.  I mean a big face on a shirt -- I just don't want to do that."

Once Kip has decided on the t-shirt designs, he's more than happy to get back to doing what he does best.

He adds, "I'd rather just stick to writing songs, man."

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