Justin Moore Shares the Challenges of Being a Father and Touring Musician

Justin Moore with daughter
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Justin Moore recently opened his home in Poyen, Arkansas, to Southern Living, where he discussed the joys of fatherhood ahead of Father’s Day. The “Kinda Don’t Care” singer met with the publication shortly after putting his kids to sleep and admits that this ritual is one of his favorite moments of the day.

“What do I love most about being a dad?” he asks. “I literally just tucked my kids in bed 15 minutes ago. Hearing them tell me how much they love me and asking me to pray with them is always pretty sweet at night. I think the most challenging part for me, personally, is the time I’m required to spend away from home and away from them. It gets harder and harder each time I have to go on the bus.”

Justin has been married to his wife, Kate, for 10 years. They are the parents to four children: Ella Cole, Kennedy Faye, Rebecca Klein, and Thomas South. When he’s on the road, Justin says he often uses FaceTime to talk with his kids.

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The singer adds that he has learned patience from his four children. With four distinct personalities, he has become accustomed to handling each and every situation differently, depending on the child he is with. Meanwhile, he looks to his father’s advice when it comes to raising his children.

“My dad specifically told me when I was probably 12, 13, 14 years old that I could do anything or be anything that I wanted to do or be,” he recalls. “As I apply it to my own life, I would have to say that that would be the best advice because I’ve proven to myself that what they told me has been proven true. Being a father now, [what] I love most about my dad [is that] my dad loves me more than anything in this world. Again, being a father now, he’s taught me the love that a father should have for his children.”

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Posted by Southern Living on Tuesday, June 12, 2018