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LISTEN: Maggie Antone's Is Back With A Whiskey-Sweet Serenade, 'Johnny Moonshine'

Maggie Antone's latest single, "Johnny Moonshine," is a spirited fusion of funky Americana and infectious country vibes that's sure to captivate listeners from the first chord. Antone, a seasoned songwriter who has dedicated herself to crafting music that resonates with audiences, brings her signature blend of soulful storytelling and irresistible melodies to the forefront in this foot-stomping anthem.

Maggie Antone | Credit Luke Hutcherson

From the moment the song kicks off, Antone's raspy vocals draw you in, painting a vivid picture of the enigmatic Johnny Moonshine—a character with a checkered past and a heart of gold. Penned by Maggie alongside her songwriting Natalie Hemby and Aaron Raitiere the song is just want Antone said she imagined.

"I literally had the name Johnny Moonshine in my notes app for so long," Maggie told All Country News. "I told myself, I'm gonna write a song about him because I'm gonna marry him one day. Aaron set up the co-write, but when I walked in, I said, "I got this idea." They were like, "Cool, let's do it," and we started writing. Afterward, I thought, "This, I think, is my favorite song that I've been a part of writing." It sat for a while, but when it came time to put together an album, I knew it had to be on there. So, I brought it into the studio, we recorded it, and now we have 'Johnny Moonshine.'

The lyrics, are filled with imagery of unmarked mason jars, cigarettes in the dark, and runaway trains, evoke a sense of adventure and intrigue, perfectly complemented by the infectious groove of the music."Johnny Johnny Moonshine" is not just a song—it's a journey. As Antone croons about falling for Johnny's irresistible charm, listeners can't help but be swept up in the whirlwind romance. The chorus, with its catchy refrain and irresistible energy, is bound to have audiences singing along from the very first listen.

johnny johnny moonshine

tonight I’m gonna make you

make you all mine

johnny moonshine

i get a buzz just thinking about you

oh, i don’t wanna wake up without you

johnny johnny moonshine

i don’t know about no johnny & june

but dammit johnny i love you

But beneath the catchy melody and toe-tapping rhythm lies a deeper message. Antone's lyrics explore themes of love, longing, and the thrill of living life on the edge.

Through Johnny's rebellious spirit and magnetic presence, she captures the essence of chasing after something—or someone—unattainable, yet undeniably alluring.

In "Johnny Moonshine," Maggie Antone has delivered yet another standout track that showcases her talent as both a songwriter and performer. With its infectious energy, heartfelt lyrics, and undeniable charm, this song is destined to become a favorite among fans of Americana and country music alike. So grab your boots, turn up the volume, and get ready to dance the night away with Johnny Moonshine.


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