Trussville, Ala. (February 16, 2022) — Shannon Slaughter is proud to announce today’s new single and video release, “Common Ground.” The song appears on his album, Ridin’ Through the Country on Elite Circuit Records, releasing later this year. The new single comes on the heels of his Bluegrass Today chart hit, “Goin’ Up the Mountain,” named in Bluegrass Today’s Top 50 Songs of 2021.
“This David Stewart and Linda Buell composition struck me the first time I heard it. I got to spend a little time with David in his hometown of Buffalo, Wyoming and he played this for me while we were riding up through the Bitterroot Mountains,” explained Slaughter. “It really typifies how I feel about life in general because we all deal with obstacles and challenges in some way and we’re all looking for solutions and answers. It really helps to know that we’re not alone.”
Coinciding with the single release is the new music video for “Common Ground.” It was filmed in and around various locations in Southwest Virginia. Some scenes were filmed at Eastwood Studios, where Slaughter records with engineer and studio owner Wes Easter. “Wes has been instrumental in my solo career as well as my previous career as a sideman. All told, I’ve recorded or been a part of 11 records that have come out of his studio,” said Slaughter. The video is available on YouTube, Facebook, and ShannonSlaughter.com.
Musicians on “Common Ground” include Shannon Slaughter on lead vocals and guitar; Trevor Watson on banjo; Ron Inscore on mandolin; Cliff Bailey on bass; Aubrey Haynie on fiddle; Gaven Largent – resophonic guitar; and Shawn Lane and Grayson Lane on harmony vocals.
Radio programmers can download the new single at AirPlay Direct, Get It Played, or by request for a direct download link. In addition, the song will be available for streaming and purchasing at all major outlets, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and more on February 18, 2022.