Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sam Moore has no intention of slowing down in 2014. The Legendary “Soul Man” headed into the New Year with an appearance in the widely-known international comic strip NANCY, where Sluggo helped remind Nancy what Santa and Sam had in common. And now, with 2014 underway Sam is soon to be a traveling man!
Moore is scheduled to head East on January 10th making a pit stop in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is taking part in the All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman special taping at the historic Fox Theater. Moore will perform “Please Call Home,” and “Soulshine,” as part of the finale sing-a-long.
Continuing on the promotional trail, Moore heads to Memphis where he will record a special version of the 1968 song “They Killed The King,” as part of a remembrance of the history of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. “I was privileged to have been in the company of Martin Luther King, Jr. back in the day and I know what he was hoping to accomplish,” says Moore. “When I was asked to record this song, I thought there is no better time than right this moment and I knew I had to do it.”
Music lovers can tune in to the ever-popular CBS television show, How I Met Your Mother to hear Moore’s rendition of “Bang Bang Bangity Bang” for the episode. This is Moore’s second version of the song; his first version appeared in episodes airing in September and December 2013. "It was really hard to do this latest version because it's so ridiculous. It was all I could do to keep from cracking myself up from the lyrics. You just have to watch and hear this thing."
One final stop brings Moore back to Music City, where he recently performed to rave reviews at the Playin’ Possum – The Final No Show! tribute concert for George Jones. On January 21st, Moore will hit the stage and tape an episode of The Marty Stuart Show, a weekly television show airing on RFD. The air date for this specific show will be announced soon. “I love Marty, he's been a buddy for years and years and I am so glad to do his show,” says Moore. “People don’t realize my connection to country music. I have recorded and performed songs with Wynonna, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie, K.T. Oslin and Diamond Rio. I was honored to be a good friend of the late George Jones, I recorded the Garth Brooks penned "We Shall Be Free,” and I was fortunate to have recorded with the late Conway Twitty. My collaboration with Twitty, “Rainy Night In Georgia,” is considered one of the 100 top country duets of all time and landed us nominations by the CMA and ACM. I never stop looking forward to coming back to my second home, Nashville.”