Watch Chris Lane and Lauren Alaina Perform ‘Dancin’ In The Moonlight’ On ‘TODAY’
Chris Lane and Lauren Alaina joined forces for the live debut of their duet, “Dancin’ In The Moonlight,” on the…
Lauren Alaina, Chris Lane; Photo by Helen Healey for TODAY
Chris Lane and Lauren Alaina joined forces for the live debut of their duet, “Dancin’ In The Moonlight,” on the TODAY Show on Tuesday morning (Aug. 2).
The longtime friends and labelmates performed during the 10 am hour and had hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager dancing along.
“Can we just say – this is the new song of the summer!” Bush Hager and Kotb exclaimed ahead of their performance.
“Dancin’ In The Moonlight” is a reimagined version of the 1972 pop hit of the same name. The new version of the track was written by Jesse Frasure, Sherman Kelly, and Brett Tyler, and produced by Joey Moi.
“I’m so excited to have new music to share today alongside one of the most talented, fun people to work with, Lauren Alaina,” Lane previously shared. “The first time I heard this take on ‘Dancin’ In The Moonlight,’ it was a demo I kept listening to on repeat. It sounds like summer to me and feels like the kind of song you want to put on when you’re on the boat, at a bonfire, grilling, or hanging with the people you love. I love the classic feel it has, and I love that I get to share it with my second-favorite Lauren. Can’t wait for you to hear it, and to perform it all summer long!”
“I am beyond honored to be a part of ‘Dancin’ In The Moonlight’ for so many reasons,” Alaina added. “The original is one of those songs that lives on for many generations. Everyone knows the original. I am excited to be a part of a new take on such an impactful and iconic song. I absolutely love the way it turned out. It’s an added bonus that I get to sing it with my buddy, Chris Lane. He is such an amazing man, artist and friend. The song gets stuck in my head, and I actually want to listen to it myself. That’s a rarity for me. I have high hopes for what this song will do for us, and I am overly grateful to be a part of such a special interpolation to such a hit. Hopefully, we can make it a hit again.”
The stars brought the pop/country song to life with a music video that spans the decades, from the 1920s until the present day. Click above to watch.
Chris Lane and Lauren Alaina first performed “Dancin’ In The Moonlight” at CMA Fest during Lane’s headlining set at the Riverfront Stage in Nashville.
The song is available to stream and download now.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.