Randy Travis performs “Honky Tonk Moon” Memorial Arena, Ontario 2008.

The song reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs. In the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, also reached number # 1.

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Honky Tonk Moon:

Single cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )
Single cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )

Honky tonk moon, song written by Dennis O’Rourke, was recorded by Randy Travis for the Warner label, was recorded in April 1988, at Nightingale Studio, 1815 Division St., Suite 115, Nashville, TN, Randy was accompanied on the recording of the album by: Steve Gibson (guitar), Brent Mason (guitar), Mark Casstevens (guitar), Larry Byrom (guitar), Bela Fleck (banjo), Jerry Douglas (dobro), Doyle Grisham (steel), David Hungate (bass), Larry Londin (drums), Mark O’Connor (fiddle), Terry McMillan (harmonica & percussion), Dennis Burnside (piano), Billy Puett (clarinet) and Baillie and The Boys (vocal background) .With the production of Kyle Lehning, the single was released in June 1988, on October 8, 1988, reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs. In the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, also reached number # 1, on October 22, 1988. It was the seventh number one of Randy’s career.

Lp cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )
Lp cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )

The song was included in Randy’s third studio album, Old 8 × 10 (Warner 1988), the album was released on July 12, 1988, reaching number # 1 on the US Top Country Albums charts, on 27 August 1988, he stayed 16 weeks at the top of the charts, and he also stayed 116 weeks on the charts. In Canadian RPM Country Albums lists, I also reached number # 1.

The album was certified double platinum in the USA and Canada.

Randy Travis – Honky Tonk Moon Lyrics

Dirt road in the twilght, woods so cool and dark.
Up ahead pale neon, somewhere a dog barks,
Honky-tonk moon, keeps shining on my baby and me

Breaking up the pool balls, chalking up the cues
Juke box pumping softly, lazy summer blues
Honky-tonk moon, keeps shining on my ba-by and me

Through the blue smoky haze, all through the haze
Trouble seems to melt away…
My heart’s on a roll, I’m easy in my soul
There’s no hurry, no worry, things are goin’ my way

My arms around my baby, shufflin’ on the floor
Cigarettes and saw-dust, squeaky old screen door.
Honk- Tonk Moon, keeps shinin on my baby and me.

Outside the dark is falling, stars are twinkling bright
That old Hoot Owl is calling, every-things all right

Honky Tonk Moon, keeps shinin on my baby and me.
Honky Tonk Moon, keeps shinin on my baby and me.

Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )
Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )

Miquel Batlle
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