Photo by Matthew Berinato

Born in A Barn With Niko Moon and Clint Black

Words by Rob Nicholson

You have likely heard Niko Moon’s contributions to the world of music, but you may not have been aware they were his.

A country pop singer and songwriter who has penned songs for for Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band and Morgan Wallen, to name a few, Moon was also a member of the electronic dance music trio Sir Rosevelt with Zac Brown and Ben Simonetti.

Moon made his radio debut in 2020 with an EP containing his song “GOOD TIME” and then rereleased the song on his 2021 album of the same name during the pandemic. 

I caught up with Moon last week while he was in Minneapolis before a show to chat about his career, life and his upcoming concert at the Clay County Agricultural Fair on March 31.

To listen to the interview, click here. 



 Clint Black signed his first record deal nearly four decades ago, but he ain’t slowin’ down anytime soon, including a show at the Florida Theatre April 16.

In addition to performing around the world to millions of fans and winning just about every country music award in existence, Black can also count his marriage of 30-plus years to Lisa Hartman Black as one of his greatest accomplishments. And yes, there have been some low points along the way, but the singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor remains at the top of his game.

During his career, Clint Black has charted over 30 singles, 22 of which hit No. 1. He’s also earned over two dozen gold and platinum records, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hosts “Talking in Circles With Clint Black,” where he interviews other country music artists.

He says he has been able to do it all only with balance in his life. As he once said, “It’s hard to get this job, and once you have it, you want to do as much as you can with it. When you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

With Black’s show coming up at the Florida Theatre, I chatted with him by phone about what fans can expect (a full band and video elements, to name a few), and his plans to “bring it” to Jacksonville. We also chatted about his beginnings, his family and the music he listens to.

For more information on Black’s show at the Florida Theatre April 16, visit

To watch the full interview, click here.