Contact Us

Kip Moore Set to Debate Ticket Scalping With ESPN Radio Host

Kip Moore
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Kip Moore refuses to sit quietly while scalpers sell his tickets, and in his opinion, take advantage of the working men and women who attend his shows. After another never-ending Twitter argument with ESPN radio host Jeff Thurn over the weekend, the country singer has agreed to have a real debate — on air.

Moore’s stance on ticket scalping is one that he won’t budge on. His most recent back-and-forth started when Thurn poked a little fun at the country singer and his stance on the matter, which only added more fire to Moore’s flame.

Moore’s responses have since been deleted, but according to Nashville Gab, he told Thurn: “that’s where u don’t know s—…I set the prices w my agents. I realize u think ur smart but ur so off base.”

He didn’t stop there.

According to the website, Moore continued in a series of tweets. “I set that price to give everyone a chance at a show, scaled back production and damn sure don’t have pr telling me to…not talking any further w a moron…but I’m sure you’ll like the attention your about to get…ur damn rt I do,” he wrote. “I work tireless hours at my craft. People that sit around and buy my tics just to sell them at outrageous price…is not cool.. Buying up 20 seats and screwing my fans rubs me wrong and makes me wanna have this convo in person w u to…always gonna b a punk like u in this world..u don’t know anything bout me. Done w this. Hope to c ya round the bend.”

Thurn responded in a series of tweets of his own:

Then he gave Moore an offer he couldn’t refuse: He asked to speak with him live on the air. The two will battle at 4:35PM ET Monday (July 14) on ESPN 991.

The Year That Forever Changed Country Music

Subscribe to 95.3 The Bear on

Next: Read Kip Moore's Letter to Scalpers

Best of 95.3 the Bear

Recommended for You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Bear VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Bear VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.