Triston Marez Hits The Dive Bar In Music Video For “Where The Neon Lies,” His Collaboration With Ronnie Dunn

Triston Marez is one of the brightest young stars in the Texas scene right now.

Of course, if you haven’t already checked out his music, you should go do that now. We reviewed his awesome debut album earlier this year here if you want a good place to start.

Triston is a true country artist in every sense. The Houston native and former ranch hand has gone from playing bars on Nashville’s Lower Broadway to signing with Torrez Music Group to release his debut album.

And one of the best songs from his self-titled debut is “Where The Neon Lies,” a track featuring none other than the great Ronnie Dunn.

It’s a honky-tonkin’ heartbreak song about being lonesome in a bar, one that’s full of great imagery and kind of has shades of Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon.”

It definitely doesn’t get any better than that.

Check out the chorus:

“Where the neon lies
Everything’s alright
Whiskey melts a cold goodbye
Yeah, the jukebox plays
And my heart don’t break
‘Cause I believe that she’ll come back in time
Where the neon lies”

Triston was on the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast not too long ago and talked about how he ended up getting Ronnie on the song, which was written by Triston, Chris Dubois and Lynn Hutton.

Turns out Triston’s manager reached out to see if it was something Ronnie would even be interested in, and he eventually said yes:

“Sure enough, two weeks later, he called me at like 9:30 at night, he was like, ‘I’m comin’ over.’

‘He shows up with a whiskey bottle and I’m like, ‘Alright, things are good.’

He showed me an email from [Ronnie] that said, ‘I love the song. Send me the track and I’ll get on it next week.’ He sent it back to us and he nailed it.”

Triston recently premiered a music video for the “Where the Neon Lies,” which features him singing in a bar about his heartbreak while watching the couples around him dance and drink.

Check it out, because you’ll love the 90’s country sound of this song and the seedy, honky-tonk dive bar feel of the video:

And if you haven’t already listened, don’t miss our full interview with Triston on Whiskey Riff Raff, including some great stories about getting kicked out of Tootsie’s for sneaking in beer in a guitar case and getting tipped $300 to play Little Big Town’s “Pontoon.”

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