Originally hailing from Chattanooga TN, Cecil Allen Moore began his career in the late 90’s performing acoustic songwriter shows in and around the region.
In 1999 Cecil went on the road with country roots icon Steve Earle, and a chance meeting with hit songwriter Roger Alan Wade that same year landed him opening shows for the gold record songwriter (Hank Jr’s “Country State Of Mind” and Waylon & Johnny Cash’s “American By Birth”), as well as providing lead guitar and vocal accompaniment for RAW.
In 2001 Cecil joined forces with some local buddies in putting together the regional touring band “The Tennessee Rounders” with members Channing Wilson taking half of the vocal & songwriting duties, Mike ”Bass Ape” Hagaman (previously with The Legendary Shack Shakers) on doghouse bass, and Dave “Burma Shave” Dowda on drums, who was later replaced by Bryan Gross due to Dowda’s Family obligations. While releasing two wildly popular albums, the band ultimately succumbed to the fate of most bands and disbanded in July of 2007.
2008 saw Cecil Allen Moore completing his first solo tour of the United States along with his first full length solo album titled “The Leaving Side Of Gone” written entirely by Moore, and co-produced by Cecil and longtime friend and gold/platinum credited engineer & producer Jeff Coppage (Hank Jr, Conway Twitty, Alan Jackson, Wynona Judd, Widespread Panic). Recorded in a single 12 hr session at famed pedal steeler Mike Headrick’s Mikron Studios in South Pittsburgh Tennessee.
In 2010 he moved to Austin TX to join rank on the same scene that his heroes Willie, Waylon, and so many others had set sail for in the 1970’s during the golden age of the outlaw country movement. In 2011 Cecil began recording his second full length original album “Making Sure The Story’s Being Told”, at EAR Studio, Austin TX with Engineer James Stevens behind the board and longtime friend Lew Card producing.
After growing wary of the super influx of people moving to Austin, along with a skyrocketing cost of living, and historic venues losing their grounds, 2013 marked an end to Cecil’s Texas residency. He then moved back to the mountains of Tennessee just south of Nashville.
In 2015 Cecil began his first european tour performing to rowdy audiences in Spain, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Finland, Scotland, and France annually to date with more countries being added. 2015 also marked The 1st Annual Great American Honkytonk Revival. A festival held over Labor Day Weekend featuring camping/music put on by Cecil & Family on the Cumberland Plateau in Whitwell TN. The festival has been held annually since.
2016 found Cecil in Studio again with Jeff Coppage behind the helm who produced his first record pumping out a massive 16 Song album titled “American Outlaw”, with all but two tracks written by Moore, and one Co-Written with Roger Alan Wade.
In 2018 nine of Cecil’s original recordings were featured in a Hollywood film titled “Buckshot”, about an ailing country singer headed to his last show.
In Spring 2019 Cecil got a call from longtime friend and hero David Allan Coe to play lead guitar, and sing backup with him. While he was originally only supposed to play with DAC during Spring Daytona Bike Week, David & wife Kimberly requested that Moore stay on with them as long as possible. Obligated by contract Cecil had to get back to his own Performances in July of 2019. Cecil has opened many shows with DAC before, during, and after his tenure with the legend, including his 80th birthday party at Smoky Mtn Harley-Davidson’s venue The Shed in September 2019.
During the span of his career Cecil has been fortunate enough to become friends with some of his living heroes, as well as share the stage with an arguable who’s who list of some of the greatest songwriters and contemporaries of his time including Steve Earle, DAC, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr, Dickie Betts, Dwight Yoakam, Cowboy Jack Clement, Ralph Stanley, Roger Alan Wade, Dale Watson and many more.