“Cajun Moon”, a song written by Jim Rushing, was first recorded by Ricky Skaggs, for the Epic label, between May 18 and 19, 1985, at the Dominion Theater, London, UK (live). Ricky was accompanied on the recording by: Richard Dennison (vocals / guitar), Lou Reid (vocals / guitar / banjo and violin), Bruce Bouton (guitar / steel and dobro) Gary Smith (piano), Jesse Chambers (bass) and Bobby Hicks (violin and banjo). Produced by Ricky Skaggs, the song was released in January 1986. On April 19, 1986, it reached number #1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts and remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. A week later, it also peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the 10th number one in Ricky Skaggs’s career.
The song inclouded on the album, Live In London (Epic 1985), was released in October 1985, the album reached at # 1 on March 29, 1985, and remained a total of 50 weeks on the U.S. Top Country Albums charts . The album was certified a gold record in the United States.