Country-rock singer/songwriter Skye Moore's father is a minister who plays guitar and even owns a guitar shop. On his mother's side of the family, his great-uncle is country great George Jones. Moore grew up in Texas and Louisiana, first singing in church at age four and beginning to write songs at about the age of eight. Despite his country heritage, he had become a fan of hard rock by his junior high school years. After leaving school, he was active in various aspects of music, writing songs, playing with Jones, performing in bands and as a solo act, and producing others. Finally, he was signed as a solo artist by the start-up label Southern Signal Records and released his debut single, What's Up With That, on June 1, 2004, followed by the full-length album I'm Flyin' four weeks later. With that, he went on tour to promote the disc with his backup group, the Uncle Sam Band.