Justin Moore recounted a wild story of a fan stealing his guitar and returning it while pitching a tune.
During a recent episode of Justin Moore’s Campcast Podcast, the country hitmaker spoke about the unique experience.
In March 2010, he played a concert at the Royal Oaks Music Theater in Michigan. After his set and he left the stage, someone stole his guitar.
He took to Twitter to request that the person return it immediately.
“Please own up. It means more to me than you know. Don’t be a d–k. Do right,” he wrote at the time.
The man in question brought the guitar to a local DJ who delivered it to Moore. But it didn’t come with just his guitar. The person dropped off a letter… and a song. The guy even admitted that he played the guitar.
“We got my guitar back,” Moore said. “And the man who had stolen it, he wrote me a note that was in the guitar case when I got it back that said ‘It sure plays nice.’”
“And he pitched me a song,” Justin Moore continued. “He goes ‘It’d sound great with you playing this song on it.’”
The apology note was later shared online.
“Look, man, I (messed) up major, man,” the anonymous person wrote. “It was a drunken mistake. I love your music so much!! God will get me for what I have done. Well, hope to see you in MI soon. But I would like to deeply and sincerely apologize for what I’ve done. Like your wonderful song, ‘How I Got To Be This Way,’ we all make mistakes.”
The guy said that he would purchase 50 of his albums and hopes that he has a long career ahead of him.
“I’m sure you got some yelling and punching of me to do,” the letter concluded.
Justin Moore’s Response
Moore being the great guy he is had a wonderful response. He even offered to knock one back with him.
“Everybody’s got drunk and made stupid mistakes,” Moore admitted. “Heck, I’ve got a song on my record, which he actually referenced, about making all kinds of idiotic mistakes.”
He was impressed that he owned up to his major mistake, which not a lot of people do.
“I’ll buy him a beer,” he added. “He knows he did wrong. There ain’t no sense in making somebody feel worse than they already do. You can’t kick someone when they’re down. He didn’t have to do the right thing and give it back, but the fact of the matter is that he did, and I’m all cool with him.”
Justin Moore continues to play that guitar even now. He didn’t clarify if he listened to his song, but boy does he have an epic story.