About the song

Neon Moon is a song written by Ronnie Dunn and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in February 1992 as the third single from their debut album Brand New Man. The song became their third consecutive number one single on the country charts .

The song tells the story of a heartbroken man who seeks solace in a local bar under the neon glow of the moon. He watches his broken dreams dance in and out of the beams of the neon sign, and hopes that someday he will find someone to share his loneliness with. He also fears that he will lose his mind if he spends too much time in the dark .

The song was inspired by a real-life experience of Ronnie Dunn, who wrote the song. He said that he was going through a divorce and living in a small apartment above a bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He would go downstairs every night and drink with the regulars, who were also lonely and looking for love. He said that he felt like he was living in a neon world, and that’s how he came up with the image of a neon moon .

The song has been praised for its emotional lyrics and haunting melody, which capture the mood of loneliness and despair. It has also been recognized as one of the best country songs of the 1990s, and one of the signature songs of Brooks & Dunn. The song has been covered by several artists, including Kacey Musgraves, Cale Dodds, and Cody Johnson .

The song has also been performed live by Brooks & Dunn on various occasions, including their iTunes Originals session in 2008, where they explained the meaning behind the song and shared some anecdotes about its creation . The song was also featured on their Reboot album in 2019, where they collaborated with different artists to reinterpret their hits. For Neon Moon, they teamed up with Kacey Musgraves, who added her own vocals and a disco beat to the song .

Neon Moon is a song that resonates with many people who have experienced heartbreak and loneliness, and who hope to find love again. It is a song that showcases the talent and versatility of Brooks & Dunn, who have been one of the most successful and influential country music duos of all time.