Justin Moore Coaches Daughter in Basketball: ‘It’s Kind of Like Herding Cats’
As Justin Moore gears up for a busy 2016 with new music and a new tour on the way, he shares that things are even crazier at home, as he’s currently building a house in his hometown of Arkansas — not to mention coaching a basketball team of 5-year-olds.
While Moore says his oldest daughter was initially excited about the idea of her dad coaching her team, he’s not so certain she’s as thrilled after three practices with him.
“All the other kids listen to me a lot better than my daughter does; she knows everything,” he tells Taste of Country with a laugh. “My dad coached all of my teams growing up, and I’m certain it was the same way. It’s fun, she’s excited about it. With a bunch of 5-year-olds it’s kind of like herding cats. My main goal is to make them fall in love with basketball and make them want to play next year. If we do that then we did our job.”
The Moore home is currently under construction, and the singer admits that he’s letting his wife make most of the plans.
“Whatever my wife wants, she knows better than me. The only thing I want is . . . when we did our plans, I told my wife, ‘You can do whatever within reason.’ Colors and the styles, I don’t care nothing about that,” he shares.
Moore’s only request: a bar.
“I’ve always in my house wanted a real bar, not just a little bar,” he explains. “We’re building a pool house and my office will be above it. There’s a real bar with taps and all that stuff. So when we throw a party we don’t have to have all the idiots in our house, tearing up the house, we can go to the bar. That’s all I cared about, was a bar. That’s probably not surprising.”
Moore released his new single, “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” in October, and says he can’t wait to get back on the road and bring his new music to fans. His tour picks up Jan. 22, and he will later join Brantley Gilbert‘s tour.
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