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Niko Moon “No Sad Songs” Is the Perfect Feel-Good Tune

Niko Moon’s new track, “No Sad Songs” is available now, February 19th, on all streaming platforms. Written about music and not wanting to hear any sad songs while you’re busy having a night to remember, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Following the release of his “Good Time” remix with Shaggy last month, 2021 NYCountry Swag Artist to Watch, Niko Moon just dropped a brand new track, “No Sad Songs”.

The new tune has a classic Niko Moon vibe and is another great addition to your feel-good playlist that’s probably already loaded with other Moon songs like “Good Time”, “Paradise to Me” or “Dance with Me”. “No Sad Songs” was written by Moon himself, his wife Anna, as well as Joshua Murty, Steven Lee Olsen, and Alysa Vanderheym.

“No Sad Songs” is all about a good night out of dancing and drinking, and wanting to hear all the feel-good sing-alongs that will keep the night going on forever. We’re talking “Wagon Wheel”, “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Chicken Fried”, “Sweet Caroline”, and Moon makes sure to add “Good Time” to the mix, which just so happened to go Platinum this week! This song is everything you want after a long hard week: just to kick back and relax, have a fun night out with friends, and listen to everything but sad songs. 

“I don’t wanna hear no sad songs / I just wanna have some fun tonight / Dancing all the way till last call / Drink in my hand got me feelin’ right / It’s been a long week / A gone wrong week / So keep that GOOD TIME spinnin’ on repeat, yeah / I don’t wanna hear no sad songs / I don’t wanna hear no sad songs”

Niko Moon’s new song “No Sad Songs” is available everywhere now, February 19th

Niko Moon’s new song “No Sad Songs” is available everywhere now, February 19th

Before the pandemic hit, Moon was on the Platonic Tour with Ryan Hurd, which did a two-night run in NYC in what ended up being the last few shows of the tour. Since then, Moon has taken to social media in order to stay connected with fans, much of which he does through two weekly Live shows. “Stir Crazy” is a cooking show he does every Friday night on Instagram and Facebook Live with his wife, Anna Moon. The other is the Live Home Concerts he plays every Monday night. After almost a year of these weekly occurrences, Moon has been able to stay very connected with fans in a very consistent way and fans have been able to hear a ton of music from the singer-songwriter and learn more and more about him each week.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Niko Moon releases.

To keep up with Niko Moon, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“No Sad Songs”  is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Luke Combs and Billy Strings Unite for Timely “The Great Divide”

Luke Combs teamed up with bluegrass artist, Billy Strings, and surprised fans with a timely new song. “The Great Divide” is available now, February 1st on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new track. 

Upon surprise releasing the new song, Combs posted an Instagram video earlier today about his thoughts on the track and the story behind it. Written by Combs, along with Billy Strings and their friend Wyatt Durrette back in June of 2020, Combs tells fans that the “The Great Divide” was intended to be on a Bluegrass album that he was working on. However, as plans change, Combs shifted his focus to his third album instead and says the bluegrass project has been put on pause for now.

Combs shares, “I thought now was a good time to put this song out with everything that has been and is going on in the world. It isn’t meant to be political or try and tell you what to think or believe; that’s not my job. It’s just me saying how I felt when I wrote it and I wanted y’all to hear it.”

Strings adds, “This song is our interpretation of the conflicts and tension we had been witnessing/experiencing around the time we wrote it. We wanted to shine a little light on the situation and offer a bit of hope during what has been a tough time for many.”

Quite literally, this song suggests the great divide that exists within our country right now.

“We’re all so far, so far apart now / It’s as deep as it is wide / We’re about to fall apart now / If we can’t reach the other side / We gotta find a way across the great divide”

“The Great Divide” opens with a very telling image of a reality we are all living. Even if we’re not the ones in the fight or the ones experiencing it every day, we are seeing it every time we go on our phones or turn on our TV’s. It’s likely we don’t go long without a conversation coming up either. It is around all of us and has been for a while now.

“We’re striking matches on the TV / Setting fires on our phones / Bearing crosses we believe in dying on / tempers flare, the flame flies higher / as we soar closer towards the sun / But I like to think too much damage ain’t been done”

As real and to the point as this song is, it still manages to offer a sense of hope among its saddening truth, and remind us that a different ending is possible. A hope that one day we will make our way across this great divide and a reminder that people who were strangers and people who are different and believe in different things have loved each other before.

“Sometimes it seems that our convictions / Side of the fence that we sand on / Makes us all too damn different to get along / But I’ve seen strangers love each other / Like a mother does her son / What we see ain’t only all that’s going on”

Luke Combs & Billy Strings "The Great Divide" is available everywhere now, February 1st

Luke Combs & Billy Strings “The Great Divide” is available everywhere now, February 1st

Combs has already received widespread attention for another song he wrote and released last summer: “Six Feet Apart”, which was in response to the state of the world in relation to the pandemic. The track was among six new songs included on Combs What You See Ain’t Always What You Get Deluxe Album, released in October of 2020, including “Forever After All”, which debuted at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 Chart – the highest entrance ever for a male country solo artist. Combs also received his tenth-consecutive No. 1 single at country radio, a first on Billboard Country Airplay chart. Additionally, the country superstar made history as the first artist ever to have their first two solo studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at No.1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart – breaking Taylor Swift’s previous record at 24 weeks.

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“The Great Divide” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Niko Moon Drops “Good Time” Remix Featuring Shaggy

Niko Moon’s remix of “GOOD TIME” with Reggae singer, Shaggy is available now on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new track. 

NYCountry Swag 2021 Artist to Watch Niko Moon has released a new version of his Top 10 debut single “GOOD TIME” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Shaggy. While the original version of the gold-certified track nears the top 5 at country radio and has already gained more than 157 million on-demand streams since it’s release, the remix offers a refreshing twist on an already chill song. 

“Something bout a night this clear / makes your problems dissapear / so we just gonna stay right here and let the world go by / we just tryna catch a good time / even if it takes all night / pass that bottle round the campfire / sippin apple pie moonshine / tryna catch a good time”

The song is a summer anthem, and if you know Niko Moon at all, a Reggae remix is the perfect match for his contagiously positive vibes.  While “GOOD TIME” was the song to catapult his career as an artist, songs like  “Paradise to Me”, “Way Back”, “Good at Loving You”, and “Dance with Me”  give off the same infectious energy. Even “Drunk Over You”, a song about drinking away a break-up, disguises itself as a song that makes you want to dance behind its upbeat tune.

This remix slows things down with classic Reggae undertones as Shaggy adds his back-up vocals and own verse.  

“Early morning up the sun is climbing / chillin on the beach is how I like it / paradise is how I would describe it / overwhelmed with joy and I can’t hide it / living it easy, easy living it all”

While Niko Moon may be a new face, his songs have been around for years in several musical genres. He has written dozens of songs for Zac Brown Band including hits like “Homegrown”, “Keep me in Mind”, “Loving You Easy”, “Beautiful Drug”, “Somebody I Used to Know”, “Roots”, “Family Table” and “My Old Man”. Additionally, he’s penned familiar tracks like Dierks Bentley’s “Gone” and Rascal Flatts’ “Back to Life”. Moon also wrote the #1 rock song “Heavy is the Head” and Avicii’s “Broken Arrows”. 

Before tours were forced to cancel, Moon was on the Platonic Tour with Ryan Hurd. They played two nights at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC  in what ended up being two of the last shows of the tour just before the COVID-19 pandemic forced shows across the nation to cancel.

Niko Moon's "Good Time" featuring Shaggy is available everywhere now, January 29th

Niko Moon’s “GOOD TIME” featuring Shaggy is available everywhere now, January 29th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Niko Moon releases.

To keep up with Niko Moon, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“GOOD TIME (feat. Shaggy)” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Niko Moon Releases Intimate Track “Dance With Me”

Niko Moon released a brand new track, “Dance With Me” available on all streaming platforms now.

Up and coming country artist, Niko Moon, known for his feel-good hits such as “Good Time” and “Paradise To Me,” released a new track titled “Dance With Me.” Although this track brings a similar mood, he would like the party to be much more intimate this time; just him and this new girl.

In the track, the lyrics portray a trip to Las Vegas that is not going well at all,  until the singer lays eyes on this woman, and suddenly he does not care about how bad he is doing at the casino. He then tests his luck and tries to persuade her to hit the town with him because, as the saying goes, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Something ‘bout the way you look tonight / shining brighter than those neon, Vegas lights / got me feeling like I wanna roll the dice / and try my luck with you

Niko Moon New Song Dance With Me

Although Moon’s debut EP, Good Time was just released this past February, he is not new to country music. He has worked with Zac Brown Band in the past, writing, and produced songs such as “Beautiful Drug,” “Homegrown,” “Loving You Easy,” and many more. Moon’s style is a little different and at face value, it should not work—sprinkling his calm, subtle voice-over hip-hop, snap-track beat, acoustic strings, and an overall beach vibe–but somehow it does perfectly, making him so unique in this industry. We look forward to what is next for this very talented songwriter, producer, and now, entertainer.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Niko Moon releases.

To keep up with Niko Moon follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Dance With Me” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Ryan Hurd & Niko Moon Bring the Platonic Tour to NYC

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Last night country music fans in New York City were in for a real treat. Singer-songwriter and rising artist, Ryan Hurd brought his ‘Platonic Tour’ to Manhattan’s Gramercy Theatre featuring special guest, Niko Moon as the opener.

Tasked with warming up the crowd, Niko Moon took the stage first. The songwriter turned solo-artist is one to look out for in country music. We chatted with him before the show about the feel of his music and his excitement for playing for New York fans. Check out our Swag Session below. Moon sang several songs, giving fans a taste of his own music, as well as, songs he has written for other artists, namely Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band.

The singer sang his own songs like “GOOD AT LOVING YOU” and “PARADISE TO ME.” Highlights of his set included the medley of songs he wrote for Zac Brown Band, including “Keep Me In Mind,” as well as the song he wrote with Shay Mooney from Dan + Shay for Rascal Flatts, “Back To Life.” According to Moon though, getting to sing “Homegrown,” a song he wrote for ZBB was one of his favorites to share with the crowd.

Of course, Moon had to end his set with his first song going to country radio in two weeks, entitled “GOOD TIME.” The singer got the crowd pumped to groove along to the soon to be smash. “It’s a simple song guys, life is short you feel me, life is short,” adding, “Let’s get this shit going! Good time!” It’s safe to say that he garnered many NYC fans, during his incredible opening set.

The man of the night, Ryan Hurd took the stage next, immediately singing three of his groovy and vibe-filled songs to the crowd, including “Platonic,” “Her Name Was Summer,” and “City Girl.” Before singing his love song, written for wife, Maren Morris, “Diamonds Or Twine,” the singer-songwriter thanks fans for showing up tonight and shared some personal details with fans.

Ryan Hurd NYC

“New York City, night one, how we feeling?! Well, my name is Ryan if we never met before. Thank you so much for coming to our show tonight […] Seeing you all tonight is making me really happy.” In the wake of the tornado in Nashville, Hurd admitted to feeling really tired, but once again, thanked fans and his city for their unwavering support. “I’m really proud of my town for coming together, Nashville Tennessee. Sometimes it’s hard to be away from home when something bad happens, but you guys are giving me life tonight,” he said, as fans erupted into cheers.

Hurd went on to sing a cover of Taylor Swift’s “False God,” as well as some of his other songs, including, “Florida With a Girl” and “Panorama.” Of course, when he got to the middle of his set and sang “Hold You Back,” fans surprised Hurd by singing back all the words to the song as loud as they could. Hurd called the praise, “a really special moment in time,” and thanked fans again for their support.

Continuing the momentum, Hurd reminded fans that he started as a songwriter, writing songs for other artists across different genres. Fans went crazy as Hurd and his band gave their rendition of “Heartless,” cut by Diplo and Morgan Wallen and Lady Antebellum’s number one single, “What If I Never Get Over You,” another song penned by the singer.

“I love living in Nashville. I love writing country music. I wrote this song and I never thought anyone would really hear it and believe it was special,” adding, “I think country music is cool because we write universal feelings that each one of us has felt before,” he declared, just before mesmerizing fans with the Lady A single.

Hurd ended his eclectic and fascinating set with arguably some of his most successful songs, including “To a T, “Michigan for the Winter,” and a number one song he penned for Luke Bryan, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset.” The singer returned to the stage for one final encore song, but first had to address the fans one last time. “I’m really thankful to be here with you tonight,” he said, “Please be nice to each other. This is my prayer for you tonight as you leave.” Hurd ended the night with his beautiful song, “Wish for the World.”

Hurd and Moon will return to New York City tonight to play for another sold-out crowd. We are excited to see what’s next for both artists, as we know big things are on the horizon for both talents!

To keep up with Niko Moon follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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NYCS Swag Session: Niko Moon

Hit songwriter Niko Moon has already told us his backstory in our Swag Spotlight series but before his opening slot on Ryan Hurd’s back to back shows at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC, Moon stopped by NYCountry Swag to perform “Good At Loving You”, and his current single heading to country radio, “Good Time”.

He also took the time to discuss with us his laid back vibey music, becoming a solo artist after being just a songwriter for so many years and more.

Watch the full performance and interview below.

To keep up with Niko Moon follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

For more music from artists we’ve featured during our LIVE Swag Sessions, check out our Sessions Playlist below and give it a follow for updates.

 

 

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Niko Moon Releases Feel-Good Tune, “Paradise To Me”

Niko Moon Paradise to Me

If you need some music that feels like a breath of fresh air, look no further than songwriter turned rising artist, Niko Moon. We first introduced you to Moon back in November in our Swag Spotlight segment, and we are excited to continue to the champion his unique talent and music. The creative singer-songwriter just released his newest song “Paradise To Me” and it’s one you’re definitely going to want to add to your music library.

Keeping with the vibe of his debut single “Good Time,” “Paradise To Me” is a feel-good tune, aimed to get fans moving and singing along. The song depicts Moon’s idea of paradise in such a way that feels fresh and innovative. It just so happens that his ‘paradise’ is conveniently located. He sings in the hook, “We ain’t gotta take it too far from home / A little bit of heaven is just down the road / Then we can lay back open up a cold one, take it slow,” adding late “Ain’t nothing wrong with that white sand and some ocean breeze / Right now this lakefront is paradise to me.”

“Paradise To Me” is the perfect song to continue the story that Moon wants to evoke to fans. The Georgia native’s knowledge of production, as well as, his way with words is evident on this track. It is clear that Moon has a clear picture of what he wants to convey to fans, and it’s working well for him.

New Yorkers can catch Moon on Ryan Hurd’s ‘Platonic Tour’ at the Gramercy Theatre for a two night run on March 4th and 5th. For additional dates and more information, head to nikomoon.com. We hope to hear in more new music at the shows, as we anticipate his debut record.

To keep up with Niko Moon follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Paradise To Me” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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