Justin Moore’s new single “With a Woman You Love” may just be dropping today, but it’s a story he’s been living for almost two decades now with his wife Kate.
It makes perfect timing for Moore to release a new love ballad. After all, he’s just celebrated his 14th wedding anniversary two days ago. It’s also been a long time coming. “With a Woman You Love” is Moore’s first love song since 2016’s “Somebody Else Will.” The singer agrees everyone could use a little love these days.
“We could all use a little extra love at the moment. I obviously feel fortunate to have my partner in crime. We’ve been together almost 20 years, ” Moore tells Outsider in an exclusive interview.
But you shouldn’t expect something sappy and sentimental. Moore isn’t interested in grandiose ideas like he did in “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” or “The Ones Who Didn’t Make It Back Home.” You won’t find any sweeping declarations. Just a man who knows his life is better thanks to the love of a woman. Justin knows real love is simple, often messy, and imperfect. And that’s exactly what makes it special.
“It’s not everything’s perfect. It’s more so, I can be an idiot sometimes, but I promise you I love you,” Justin says.
There’s an honesty and simplicity to the tune that feels real. But we should know by now, Justin’s always speaking from experience.
“I never anticipated holding somebody’s purse at the mall or having a cat in my house or my bed,” Moore says. “When you wake up with somebody like she and I have, and like my friends have, you do a lot of things you would have made fun of yourself decades ago. And you’re happy to do it. That’s what the song means to me.”
Justin Moore: Testament to Marriage
Justin Moore first met Kate while at a campfire with some friends. He didn’t know at a time he was meeting his soul mate. But the two spent the entire night talking and taking care of their drunk friends.
Fast forward almost 20 years, Kate is now both Moore’s biggest fan and harshest critic rolled up into one. The couple share three daughters and a son. As with his other songs, Moore lets the memories flow when he’s singing.
“I think any song, whether it be a love song or a drinking song, you relate it to your own life. I think that’s also the case when you’re writing a song. In my mind, the mental images are my wife or if it’s a party song, my buddies. If it’s something to do with my kids, it’s them,” he said.
Being married to one of country music’s hottest artists has its perks. “With a Woman You Love” certainly feels like a testament to Justin’s and Kate’s marriage. Moore may have scored a couple of brownie points with this one. Or at least, the boyfriends, husbands, and poor lovesick fools will when they boot the tune up to woo significant other.
It’s easy to imagine couples making the tune a must for Valentine’s Day, weddings, anniversaries, and just to jam. The tune’s as catchy as it is poignant. Though he hasn’t played it live yet, Moore hopes the single will touch his audiences in a similar manner as “Til My Last Day.”
Heaven may be far away, but with Kate by his side, Justin Moore’s got a little piece with him every day.