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Residing in a small town of Maynardville Tennessee, CJ Moore grew up on a farm working on plantations for gardens, tobacco, and bailing hay. Living what seemed to be a true country life it wasnt until age 11 when CJ's father had bought him his first guitar. CJ's remarkable voice had been worked all his life ever since his mother sang to him beside his crib as an infant. After learning to sing some of his mothers parts from her gospel quartet group, and upon receiving the guitar, he stayed in his room perfecting his god given talents. After a while of playing, Cj grown more accustom to playing by ear than reading music, which he still does to this today.
In the year 1994 CJ graduated from Horace Maynard highschool. His skills in becoming an entertainer were increasing when in October of that year CJ had expierienced one of the biggest set backs in his life. In a horrific head on collision going 60 miles per hour, CJ was thrown from his vehicle to the pavement causing 2 of the fingers on his left hand to ground off. Even while recovering, CJ refused to let his passion for music disipate and continued to play (despite the fact he had to learn how to play guitar again) even while the stitches were still in his fingers.
At the age 21 CJ and his friends started a group called "Union Grass". It had been a big change from entertaining the folks at home as a solo act, to playing in a group with the anticipation to entertain more then the already supportive parents. After some practicing CJ and his group decided to test their mettle, and started opening for acts such as "The Osborn Brothers". After more time they were playing festivals all over Tennessee. Soon after building a small fan base they entered a talent contest at the "Smokey Mountain Jubilee". Over 80 groups had participated in competeing in the event, and it was thanks to CJ Moore and his groups incredible talents that won them that competition.
After 19 years CJ played shows for T-Graham Brown. Playing with groups such as "Poison Whiskey" and "Southfire Band" landed CJ veneues in places such as "Tootsies" which he refers to one of the greatest days in his life. When asked the question as to how much he loves music in general he simply replies "Don't ever give up.".