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Kip Moore Reveals the Teenage Beach Romance That Inspired "Young Love"

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

When Kip Moore sings about sneaking out and heading to the beach for a romantic rendezvous in "Young Love," he's drawing on real-life experience from his teenage years. Growing up in Georgia, Kip went to Panama City Beach, FL every year on summer vacation. He fell hard for a girl on one trip, and that's where the story that inspired "Young Love" begins.

Kip tells ABC News Radio, "[I] went back home and ended up sneaking out in my car and driving all the way back four hours [to Panama City Beach] to go hang out with this girl for the weekend. Told my folks I was going to a buddy's house."

Though he's now a grown man, Kip can't help but look back fondly on that kind of passion he sings about in "Young Love."

"When you're 16, there's such a reckless abandonment," Kip explains. "You'll do whatever to hang out with that person. You don't think about the consequences. I feel like, as you get a little crusty when you get older, and you get jaded, you lose a little bit of that fire."

The video for "Young Love" is now airing on CMT . It's the lead single from Kip's sophomore album, due out later this year.

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