Hey DJ! Colorado Rapids' Drew Moor is obsessed with Kenny Chesney. Seriously.
Ever wondered what your favorite player’s first concert was? Curious what he listens to in the car? Then join Jon Langford, bass player for The Chevin, for his series of Q&As with Major League Soccer’s biggest stars.
This week’s DJ is Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor.
MLSsoccer.com: What was the first album you ever bought?
Moor: It was Green Day’s Dookie. I remember one day my dad randomly asked me, “You wanna go out and buy that Green Day record you like?” And I was like, “Of course!”
MLSsoccer.com: What was the first concert you ever went to and what are your memories of it?
Moor: The first live music I ever saw was the musical Cats when I was on vacation in New York City with my family. I was scared to death the entire time because the cats kept coming out into the audience.
MLSsoccer.com: Who is your favorite band or artist of all time?
Moor: My No. 1 all-time favorite is Kenny Chesney. But you can’t ignore a guy like George Strait because he’s the “King of Country.” I love Tim McGraw as well. I’m a big country music guy.
MLSsoccer.com: Favorite album of all time?
Moor: Kenny Chesney’s Greatest Hits. A lot of the guys think I’m crazy when I play country, which is why I’m never allowed near the stereo system pregame. [Laughs.]
MLSsoccer.com: What music is usually playing in the Rapids locker room before a game then?
Moor: The guys like hip-hop and rap. However, that’s the kind of stuff that gets me pumped up before a game, too. I like something to get the blood flowing, something that I can move to a little bit. I can always listen to country when I’m by myself in the car.
MLSsoccer.com: Are there any new artists that you’re listening to right now?
Moor: Not really. I guess I’m kind of a boring musical guy! I don’t own an iPod. I don’t have any songs downloaded on my phone. But I do listen to the radio a lot.
MLSsoccer.com: Which musician, dead or alive, would you like to have a beer with?
Moor: I’d love to hang out with Bono. I think he’d be great. If I had to choose just one person though, it’d be Kenny Chesney. When I played for Dallas, he was playing a concert there and he worked out in our weight room. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet him, but I’d love to have a beer with him sometime.
MLSsoccer.com: I think I know what the answer is going to be to this next question … but I’ll ask anyway: If the MLS Cup final had a halftime show like the Super Bowl, which artist would you like to see perform?
Moor: [Laughs.] Yeah, probably Kenny Chesney. There have been some great Super Bowl performances, but I’d want to keep it country-themed.
MLSsoccer.com: Is there a musical genre that you can’t stand to listen to?
Moor: I’m not a big techno guy. You know, when you go into a club and you can’t hear yourself think and your heart’s beating fast for days afterwards. … Having said that, I’ll listen to just about anything. If I have a buddy in the car that likes rap, hip-hop, heavy metal, I can listen to it.
MLSsoccer.com: What do you think of “Gangnam Style”?
Moor: I hate it! It was funny the first time I saw it because I was like, “What is going on?” I think the guy’s fantastic, hats off to him, but if that song was never played again, I’d be able to deal with it.
MLSsoccer.com: Finally, which song should be used in a montage of your game? In other words: What’s your Rocky theme tune?
Moor: Green Day’s “Time of Your Life.” I’m sure people put it in montages all the time, but you don’t get to play soccer that long and while I’m here playing, I want to have the time of my life.