Three Chart Hits from Shannon Slaughter’s Album Never Standing Still

Shannon Slaughter’s “You Can’t Outrun The River,” written by Shannon Slaughter, Ronnie Bowman, Tim Stafford, made its debut on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart today. This is the third track from Slaughter’s album Never Standing Still to receive chart success on the Bluegrass Today charts.

The first single release, “That Old County Road,” reached #1 in October on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20, appeared numerous months on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Top 20,  and was included in Bluegrass Today’s Top 30 Songs of 2017 even after the album’s late 2017 release.

The third chart hit, “He Moved A Mountain” was written by Shannon Slaughter and Dale Felts.” The song was honored with the #1 spot on the very first Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart that was launched last month.

Not only has Slaughter received recognition on the Bluegrass Today charts, but numerous tracks have crossed genres on AirPlayDirect’s charts.  Never Standing Still was #1 on AirPlay Direct’s (APD) Top 50 BLUEGRASS/FOLK ALBUMS; #1 for “Better Move It On Home” and #2 for “Trying to Be My Own Man” on the APD Top 50 COUNTRY SONGS; #15 for “Going Home” and #16 for “Dying to Live Again” on the APD Top 50 AMERICANA SONGS; #38 for “That Old County Road” and #46 for “Movin’ On” on the APD Top 50 BLUEGRASS/FOLK SONGS charts in October.

Never Standing Still is available for purchase and streaming at numerous sites including iTunes, Apple Music, CD Baby, ShannonSlaughter.com and many more sites.

Slaughter co-produced the album with Wes Easter and Randy Kohrs who gathered the impressive talents of: Ron Inscore on mandolin, harmony vocals; Cliff Bailey  on acoustic bass and harmony vocals; Trevor Watson on banjo; Tracy Burcham on bass; Randy Kohrs on resophonic guitar and harmony vocals; Shawn Lane on fiddle and harmony vocals; Lou Reid on harmony vocals; Steve Gulley on harmony vocals; Ron Stewart on fiddle and banjo; Tim Crouch on triple fiddles; Doug Jernigan on pedal steel guitar; Josh Shilling on piano on one tracks; Shannon Slaughter on guitar, lead & harmony vocals; his wife Heather Slaughter on lead & harmony vocals; and a special track with two of their children, Rae Carroll Slaughter on vocals and Jed Slaughter. The couple recently welcomed the birth of their third child, Call.

For more information Shannon Slaughter, please visit shannonslaughter.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

New Music Friday: Shannon Slaughter Releases New Single

APD SINGLEShannon Slaughter is proud to announce the first single release, “That Old County Road,” from his upcoming album Never Standing Still.  The song was written by Shannon Slaughter and Rusty Hendrix, guitar player from the country band Confederate Railroad, and takes a nostalgic look at growing up in the country and what young people did back then – with maybe a nod to the present as well.  The new single is available to radio programmers at AirPlayDirect or by request.

Never Standing Still is the fourth project and second solo effort from the award-winning singer-songwriter Shannon Slaughter and is set for release on Elite Circuit Records November 15, 2017. Slaughter contributed 9 original songs written or co-written with industry luminaries such as: Ronnie Bowman, Tim Stafford, Mark “Brink” Brinkman, Dale Felts, Terry Foust and Marla Cannon-Goodman, along with songs by Jake Landers and Roger Rasnake. The well-respected talents of numerous musicians and singers are also showcased on this recording with the talents of: Heather Slaughter, Lou Reid, Shawn Lane, Randy Kohrs, Ron Stewart, Steve Gulley, Ron Inscore, Trevor Watson, Cliff Bailey, Tim Crouch, Doug Jernigan, Josh Shilling, and Tracy Burcham.

Slaughter is a proud alumnus of numerous leading bluegrass bands counting membership in The Lost & Found, Larry Stephenson Band, Melonie Cannon, Lonesome River Band, Lou Reid & Carolina, and Grasstowne.  These bands and bandleaders helped shape the foundation of his band County Clare which he formed in 2010.  “I am really proud of the unique sound of County Clare that we have created over the last 7 years,” said Slaughter.

In 2012, Slaughter was the 1st Place Winner in the Country division of MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest for his original song, “I’ve Hit Everything In My Life (But My Knees)“ co-written by Dale Felts and Mark Byrd. He has written songs for Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band, IIIrd Tyme Out, Lou Reid, Mike Bentley, Larry Stephenson, and more. In March 2013, Shannon & Heather Slaughter and County Clare released the album One More Road that included 3 radio chart hits including their killer cover of “If I Were A Carpenter.”  Shannon & Heather’s follow-up album Never Just A Song, released in February 2015, included their #1 chart radio hit “That’s What’s Good In America Today” co-written by Slaughter as well as other chart songs such as “Moonshiner,” “There Ain’t No Need To Be Lonely,” and “Ridin’ The Lightning, Ropin the Storm.”

Please visit shannonslaughter.com and Facebook for more upcoming announcements.

Music & New Baby News from Shannon & Heather Slaughter

heather-and-jed-slaughterOne of bluegrass music’s favorite couples, Shannon and Heather Slaughter, are proud to announce the birth of a new son, Jedediah (Jed) Smith Slaughter. Their new baby joined the family on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Birmingham, Ala, much to the delight of his older sister Rae.

Heather will be coming off the road to spend more time with the couple’s two children, however she will be a guest on the new Shannon Slaughter & County Clare album releasing later this year. Heather will be lending her exquisite harmony vocals, singing lead on another track, and joining Shannon on a highly anticipated Porter & Dolly duet. The band will begin recording in March at Eastwood Studios in Virginia.

Bluegrass Today calls Shannon Slaughter “a rare bluegrass triple threat: a gifted and disciplined songwriter, a robust and evocative singer, and a substantial guitarist, on both rhythm and lead,” so fans will no doubt be anxious to hear his 10 original songs on the 14 track album.

albumcover-never-just-a-song-shannon-heather-slaughterShannon and Heather’s current album, Never Just A Song, garnered numerous #1s for both the album and singles in 2015. They achieved the #1 spot on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums, #1 on the AirPlayDirect Top 50 Bluegrass/Folk Albums Chart, and spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart. The album also made an impressive showing garnering the #4 position on the Roots Music Report’s Top 180 Albums of 2015.

Two tracks from Never Just A Song, “That’s What’s Good in America” and “Moonshiner,” appeared on Bluegrass Today’s Top 30 Songs of 2015. “That’s What’s Good in America” was also the #1 song last August on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks and #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20 Songs last July.

For updates and more information on Shannon Slaughter & County Clare, please visit www.shannonslaughter.com and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

New Single Release: “That’s What’s Good In America” by Shannon & Heather Slaughter

newsingle-america-shannon-heatherShannon and Heather Slaughter, both well known for their powerful vocals and ultra-tight harmony, have just released a new single “That’s What’s Good In America” just in time for Memorial Day. Fans can preview and purchase the song at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, and ShannonandHeatherslaughter.com. Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Americana and all radio programmers can download the song at AirPlayDirect.com.

“That’s What’s Good in America” is from Shannon and Heather’s successful chart album, Never Just A Song. “At a time when politics are really dividing this country, America is still a great place to live! I got this idea driving to work one day when I saw a man working in his (very large) garden. I finished the song with the help of Gerald Ellenburg at his cabin in South Carolina. It’s about all the things I am involved with in my life – coaching football, being a husband, and a new father. The last verse is my favorite on the whole record,” said Shannon.

Never Just A Song has spent the last four weeks in the top five on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums. The album also includes their chart hit “Moonshiner” that is currently appearing on SiriusXM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks for May. The song just spent eight consecutive weeks on the Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Weekly chart along with two months on the Bluegrass Top 20 Monthly chart.

Shannon and Heather are now on tour including their upcoming performance May 22-23 at the Back 40 Bluegrass Festival in Curryville, Missouri. For a complete tour schedule and more information, please visit shannonandheatherslaughter.com and join them on Facebook and twitter.com/The_Slaughters.

New Single “Moonshiner” by Shannon & Heather Slaughter

single-moonshiner400x400Shannon and Heather Slaughter are proud to announce Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction debuted their new single, “Moonshiner,” on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. The song is now available to radio stations worldwide at AirPlayDirect.com and available for digital purchase at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and more digital sites.

“Moonshiner” is the first single release from Shannon and Heather’s new album, Never Just A Song releasing February 1, 2015. The husband and wife duo will launch this exciting new project at their Album Release Concert on January 24, 2015 at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville Tenn. Shannon & Heather will be joined by their special guests Randy Kohrs, Melonie Cannon, Aubrey Haynie, Ron Inscore, Trevor Watson, Cliff Bailey, and more.

Never Just A Song includes an A-List line-up of talent with: Shannon Slaughter (Guitar and Lead & Harmony Vocals), Heather Slaughter (Lead Vocals), Ron Inscore (Mandolin), Cliff Bailey (Bass & Vocals), Trevor Watson (Banjo), Randy Kohrs (Resophonic Guitar and Vocals), Tracy Burcham (Bass), Justin Jenkins (Banjo), Melonie Cannon (Harmony Vocals), Ron Stewart (Fiddle), Tim Couch (Fiddle), and Doug Jernigan (Pedal Steel Guitar). You might even hear Shannon and Heather’s sweet baby girl Rae Carroll cooing in the background.

Shannon and Heather’s last album, One More Road, by County Clare included three chart singles. Their outstanding bluegrass version of the Top 40 hit “If I Were A Carpenter” appeared on Bluegrass Today’s Top 30 Songs of 2013 and garnered the #1 position on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks in September of last year. The title track, “One More Road” and “The Lives of the Innocent” also charted appeared in Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Top 20 Song Chart.

To learn more about Shannon and Heather, please visit shannonandheatherslaughter.com  and join them on Facebook.

Shannon & Heather Slaughter on Behind The Scenes With Kenny Dean

kennydean-heather-shannon-slaughterCounty Clare is featured on Behind the Scene with Kenny Dean #BTS this Saturday (and next Friday)! (National schedule on Family Network and RURAL TV)

Shannon & Heather Slaughter of County Clare, a husband and wife #Bluegrass duo (with sweet little daughter, Rae) from #Alabama that provide us with sweet harmony and entertainment!

Tune in every Saturday in over 25 million televised households across the nation! 1:30pm (central time), and replays on Fridays at 12:30pm (central time) on RURAL TV and Family Network. Check local listings for channel number on satellite and cable providers.

* Remember, if you have missed past episodes, you can now go to their website to watch them in full screen!

Shannon Slaughter Announces New County Clare Band Members

Shannon Slaughter is proud to announce new band members and updates for the bluegrass band COUNTY CLARE. Shannon and his wife Heather recently welcomed the addition of a new baby girl to their family. “While Heather will be scaling back some on performing with COUNTY CLARE and enjoying time with our new little girl, she will still be a part of the band. We are extremely dedicated to being the best parents we can be with Rae. We want her raised around family, friends, and the bluegrass music community because we believe they are the best fans in the world,” says Shannon.

New members Jesse Daniel (Mandolin, Dobro and Vocals), Casey Foster (Banjo, Guitar), Cliff Bailey (Bass/Vocals), and Stephen Burwell (fiddle) will join Shannon and Heather in the studio this summer to record a new album. Shannon said, “We are really excited about these new musicians and people and believe County Clare will have even greater success in 2014.”

The band is still celebrating success from their album, ONE MORE ROAD with two chart singles. Their outstanding bluegrass version of the Top 40 hit “If I Were A Carpenter” appears on Bluegrass Today’s Top 30 Songs of 2013 and hit #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks in September. The title track from the album is currently #16 on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Top 20.

One-More-Road-Cover-200COUNTY CLARE had a very successful 2013 appearing on Radio and TV shows including Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction Track by Track with Kyle Cantrell, the popular TV show Absolutely Alabama, and much more.

To keep up to date on COUNTY CLARE, learn more about each new band member, and view their upcoming tour dates, please visit www.countyclareband.com and join them on Facebook.

Shannon and Heather Slaughter Hit Satellite Radio, TV, and Bluegrass & Country Radio Charts

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Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare are celebrating great success with their new album ONE MORE ROAD that includes a new hit single. Today, music fans can learn more about the new project when Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction Channel 61 hosted by Kyle Cantrell will feature a Track by Track with Shannon. The show debuts Wednesday, August 14 at 9-10 AM and will re-air Thursday (8/15) from 9 – 10 PM, Saturday (9/17) from 8 – 9 AM, and Sunday (9/18) from 11 AM – 12 PM (Eastern).

Next month, Shannon and Heather Slaughter will be featured on the popular TV show Absolutely Alabama. The couple, who are expecting a new baby next month, welcomed host Fred Hunter into their home and at St. Clair County High School where Shannon serves at the Offensive Line Coach. They talk about their Alabama life, new album and touring with their band County Clare. The show will air on WBRC Fox Channel 6 in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, September 6 at 10:30 pm CST.

The band’s outstanding bluegrass version of the Top 40 hit “If I Were A Carpenter” certainly showcases the vocal talents and tight harmony by Shannon and Heather. The song continues to appear on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 weekly airplay chart and over the last few weeks has also gained airplay on Country radio as well. ONE MORE ROAD also includes the first single release, The Lives of the Innocent that also appeared numerous times on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 chart. This Civil War anthem, written by Shannon, features his vocal strength, range and dynamic guitar playing highlighted by Heather’s soulful tenor singing.

Band members include Shannon Slaughter (guitar, vocals), Heather Slaughter (mandolin, vocals), John Boulware (fiddle, vocals), Blake Bowen (bass, vocals) and Casey Murray (banjo, guitar, vocals). For more information on the band please visit www.countyclare.com and join them on Facebook.

“If I Were A Carpenter” Second Single Release from Shannon and Heather Slaughter

banner-countyclareShannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare are proud to announce If I Were A Carpenter” as the second radio single release from their album, ONE MORE ROAD. They perform an outstanding bluegrass version of this Top 40 hit song written by Tim Hardin who sang it solo at Woodstock in 1969. This American Folk classic has been covered by the likes of Bob Seger, Bobby Darrin, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, The Four Tops, Robert Plant and Rod Stewart.

“Bluegrass fans that aren’t familiar with Heather’s soulful vocals are in for a real treat. She and Shannon are both top-flight vocalists, and they make a truly delightful duet in every way. I, for one, am excited about seeing where their music takes them over the next few years. I predict big things,” said Tim Stafford, Blue Highway.

One-More-Road-Cover-200ONE MORE ROAD was released in March on Elite Circuit Music and includes the first single, The Lives of the Innocent that appeared numerous times on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 chart. This Civil War anthem, written by Shannon, features his vocal strength, range and dynamic guitar playing highlighted by Heather’s soulful tenor singing.

Band members John Boulware (fiddle, vocals), Blake Bowen (bass, vocals), Casey Murray (banjo, guitar, vocals), Heather Slaughter (mandolin, vocals), and Shannon Slaughter (guitar, vocals) are now on tour including upcoming performances in Charlotte, MI; Greenwood, SC; Lexington, KY; Worthington, OH; Marshall, IN; and more. For a complete tour schedule and more information the album, please visit countyclare.com.