Friday 20 December 2019

Neon Moon

My latest addiction is a version of "Neon Moon" by Brooks and Dunn. This was one of the earliest hits for the incredibly successful duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. When I say successful I mean ridiculously so. They won the CMA vocal due award in every year from 1992 to 2006 bar one, and churned out number one after number one. Not here of course, nobody has ever heard of them, but luckily I am here to put that right. As part of my love affair with Americana I got into Brooks and Dunn a while ago, albeit not as long ago as the early 90s which is when this song dates from. 

It is a great great song. However I did not become totally transfixed until I heard Kacey Musgraves perform a live version of it in London at C2C a few years ago. Unfortunately I was not there that year and only heard it on the radio, and sadly the "play again" of that broadcast disappeared after a while leaving only some crappy phone-recorded versions from live concerts on You Tube. I sustained myself on these for a few years until Brooks and Dunn released a new album of their older work featuring other artists - Reboot. Incredibly Neon Moon featuring good ol' KM was on it, and my family have been suffering ever since. I would not want others to miss out on their experience, so here are both the original and rebooted versions for your delectation. 

You're welcome.


  1. Well, I much prefer the KM version. I like female vocalists anyway, but the nearest I get to country is Alison Krauss. Although my musical tastes run along a very different track to yours by the looks of it, you'll be pleased to know that in the 1990s I attended a concert (on the South Bank) by AK and Union Station. They were brilliant.

    See, I'm not a total heathen.

    1. Wow! Really, wow! I am astonished actually.

      Alison Krauss has a lovely voice as I'm sure you know, I listen to her a lot, both solo and with Union Station.