New single coming August 6 - "Like I Love You" by Daniel Wesley Africa 

Hi everyone-

Longtime work is starting to show results! 

In 2020 and 2021, John Peppard and I started writing songs with the South African artist Daniel Wesley Africa. He released one of our songs, “Forever (The Whistle Song)”, in 2022. Now he's about to release another!  

It's called “Like I Love You”. It's about the moment of realizing you've fallen in love and nothing will ever be the same again. Wonderful…and scary! I love it! 

It will be available on all digital media on August 6, 2024. It will be released to radio in South Africa a couple of weeks before that.

Below is a link to a preview that Daniel posted on his Facebook page.  

I'll keep you informed as the release date gets closer.

Hope all of you are well. It's a crazy world…

See you down the road.


Update on my two singles this spring and other things... 

Hi everyone-
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I thought I'd give an general update on the several things that have been happening this spring. I appreciate the support of my music from all of you literally around the world. We're like a small town, just spread out a bit...
  1. The single of "How Could I Love Her So Much" by Larry Cordle seems to stay just below the radar on the various Bluegrass charts after peaking at #1 briefly on the Roots Music Chart a couple of weeks ago. It's not gone, still lurking. Could peak its head up again, you never know.... One way or the other it's a great record that I am VERY proud of. Thank you Larry! 
Here it is on YouTube:
And for radio on AirPlay Direct:
  1. The duet single of "Till the Morning Comes" by Jonas Fjeld and me is still being played. Unsurprisingly, most of the activity is in Norway, where Jonas is a superstar. More interestingly, a lot of the other activity is in Australia. My report from Spotify shows the most streams in the last month were in Oslo and the second most streams were in Sydney!  Here are the top ten countries for streams: Norway, USA, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Canada, Ireland, Germany, and Denmark. That definitely qualifies as an international hit in my book. Thank you all for listening. Particularly those of you in Oz. It's been literally decades since I've visited you, and you still remember!
Here it is again on all the services:
And for radio on AirPlay Direct:
  1. Wade McCurdy and I have not been playing much recently, but we did one significant date a week ago. We played for some of the men at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison here in Nashville. We did a few songs on deathrow just acoustically, then a 40-minute set with a PA in the visitation room for about 60 or 70 other residents and staff. 
Prisons, like armies, are an unfortunately necessary function of society. In the case of prisons, we would rather not think about them. That means the people in them get forgotten. Many of them are way past (decades past) the days of their crime and could be contributing members of society. There are processes for that. Prisons, the well-run ones, are places for rehabilitation, not just punishment.
Wherever you are, call your local prison. Find out if they have public tours and visit. Some prisoners are everything you think they are and must never be released, but most aren't. The truth is many of them are not that different from you and me. 
The deathrow inmates are a different story. Most will end their lives in prison, one way or another. Still, they must live day by day in their world, which is part of our world too. We're all connected.
Thanks for being there!
See you down the road,
----------- Hugh

"How Could I Love Her So Much" to number 1! 

Okay, the news is that Larry Cordle's single of “How Could I Love Her So Much” reached the #1 spot in the Roots Music Report for Bluegrass singles. Yay! Here's the page:

Now, the whole story is that this is something like being declared world heavyweight boxing champ. It depends on which group is doing the rating. 

In this case, there are three or four (or more) other bluegrass charts that DON'T have my song at the top (or maybe even anywhere on the chart).

The truth is, no one really knows what any of this means in general terms, but, yes! I do have a #1 single according to someone. Hooray for that!

Thank you all for your continued support of my music.

See you down the road.


"Till the Morning Comes" growing in worldwide markets 

Hi everyone-
The single "Till the Morning Comes" by Jonas Fjeld and Hugh Moffatt has been out for almost a month now. It is getting plays and streams all over the world. The most activity is in Norway, the USA, England, Australia, and New Zealand, but there is some activity in more than 90 countries.
Thank you all for your support! I couldn't do this without you!

Here again is a link to the single on the major streaming services:
For those of you with radio shows, here is the link to the radio download on AirPlayDirect.
See you down the road.
---------- Hugh

Till the Morning Comes released today! 


The single “Till the Morning Comes” written and performed by Jonas Fjeld and Hugh Moffatt has released. The song was originally a hit in Norway by the Norwegian star Steinar Albrigtsen. This is the first time Jonas and I have recorded it. 

Here's a link to a video introduction to the song by Jonas and me.

Follow this link to find the song on all the major streaming outlets (Sorry the link is so long!):[0]=AT0XlZ2HtHB321Tl0931mXtNx7nfyXZ_WSh8ttWKAq2Y-jtjzb81gAh1ZJLxEfxGBbgZTLd4QtR4FGzJn24bnZqbDcVeiJha05UtK_V7WJZUKOA10u7dTAnoB2efP2mHm2xr-uuiPjY9Uw2n9jHMmP1CWvEV-xN7zJLtjQoztiR7WJHOs1McTt2DkMOZwh9hsTCj2KP5bcNg

I hope you enjoy it. It was a lot of fun (and work by some very talented musicians) making it.

See you down the road!

  • Hugh

Another single coming - "Till the Morning Comes" by Jonas Fjeld and Hugh Moffatt 

Hi again-

Here's the third shoe dropping for 2024. On March 1, a new single will release commercially by Jonas Fjeld and…yes…me!

When I was in Norway last summer, Jonas and I discussed putting out a single of “Till the Morning Comes”. This is a song we wrote together several years ago. It was a hit for the Norwegian star, Steinar Albrigtsen, in the 1990's. Jonas had never recorded it, so we put the basic track together, Andreas Onerheim completed the production, and now it's ready to roll!

Here is a link to the release page on AirPlay Direct.

If you are in radio, you can sign up (for free) and download it now. 

Here is a link to pre-save with the streaming services so you'll have it once it releases.

I'll post again when it releases in two weeks.

Till then, see you down the road!

– Hugh

Here's the single! 

Hi all-

It's a busy beginning to the year. Larry Cordle's single of my song “How Could I Love Her So Much” just had its commercial release yesterday! Here is a review from Bluegrass Today of the single that includes a link to the whole song:

Once again, if you're in radio, you can download the radio ready version from AirPlay Direct at this link:

I'm excited!

See you down the road…


New Larry Cordle single - "How Could I Love Her So Much" 


I mentioned that there is a lot happening in the first part of this year. Here's a teaser on the next installment. Bluegrass star, Larry Cordle (of Lonesome Standard Time), released a single on my song, “How Could I Love Her So Much”. It's already out to radio through AirPlay Direct. It will be available on the commercial outlets very soon.

I've heard it and it's brilliant! I'm very excited.

For those of you in radio, here is the link to the AirPlay Direct download for radio.

I'll be watching this one. I think it's going to do really well!

Hope spring is waking up for those of you in the northern parts and fall is arriving peacefully in the southern parts.

See you down the road!


Video performance of "Songs from the Back of the Church" available now 

Hi everyone-

I'm really happy to announce the availability of this video.

In October of 2009, Biff Watson produced a video recording of my one-hour program “Songs from the Back of the Church” in his studio in Nashville. Our intention was to create a DVD version for sale. This never worked out, and the video has been lingering in limbo ever since. Biff recently sent it to me, (thanks again, Biff!) and I have uploaded it to my YouTube channel.

I perform the whole program plus one encore…or bonus song…which is “Light a Candle”, written by John Peppard and me.

Please go to the new “Videos” page listed in the heading and read about it. There's quite a bit of story behind it. I hope you will want to see it. I'm very proud of the program and my performance.

You'll also discover that I have reorganized the website a little. Everything is still there, and, I hope, easier to find.

There are several other exciting things going on right now. I'll be announcing those in the next couple of weeks.

Till then, stay warm if it's cold where you are and cool if it's hot! 

See you down the road…