Justin Moore was born and raised in Poyen, Arkansas, on a stretch of land in between both sets of his grandparents. Growing up, Justin's chores included helping out on the cattle farm owned by one set of grandparents, where he learned the ins and outs of raising livestock. The other set of grandparents taught him how to hunt and fish, which he did regularly while growing up. A star athlete in high school, Moore decided to forgo college and moved to Nashville after graduation to pursue a music career. He teamed with songwriter-producer Jeremy Stover to record some demos of original songs, which eventually found their way to Alan Jackson's producer, Keith Stegall. In 2008, Moore signed with Valory Music and released the single, "I Could Kick Your Ass." Two equally smart singles followed, the sassy "Back That Thing Up" and, in 2009, the ode to country living, "Small Town USA."