Shannon Slaughter Tops the Charts with New Album Never Standing Still

Album Now Available on iTunes, Apple Music and more retail & streaming outlets

Shannon Slaughter has delivered yet another an outstanding album mixed with various styles, crossing numerous genres, and becoming an instant radio hit.  Never Standing Still hit #1 on AirPlay Direct’s (APD) Top 50 BLUEGRASS/FOLK ALBUMS; reached #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.

The first single, “That Old County Road,” hit the #1 spot on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 weekly song chart and is #6 on the November 2017 Bluegrass Today Monthly Chart.

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.

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#NewMusicFriday Shannon Slaughters Drops New Album to Radio

In a surprise move, Shannon Slaughter dropped his new album, Never Standing Still to radio stations today at airplaydirect.com.  Physical copies will hit radio stations next week.  The album’s official street date is Friday, October 27.  Music fans can pre-order the album now at  iTunes Amazon, CDBaby, ShannonSlaughter.com and more physical and digital sites.

The first single, “That Old County Road,” is already a radio hit appearing in the #1 spot on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 weekly song chart and making its debut at #10 on the October 2017 Bluegrass Today Monthly Chart.

Never Standing Still was Produced by Wes Easter, Randy Kohrs, and Shannon Slaughter. Rhythm Tracks were recorded at Eastwood Studio in Cana, VA and engineered by Wes Easter.  Vocals were recorded at:  Slack Key Studio in Nashville, TN and engineered by Randy Kohrs. The album was mixed and mastered by Wes and Derek Easter at Eastwood Studio in Cana, VA.  Tracks Include:

  1. You Can’t Outrun the River (3:41) – Shannon Slaughter, Ronnie Bowman, Tim Stafford — (Elite Circuit Music) / (Never Wanted Nothing More Music) / (Daniel House Music)
  2. Find Your Own Highway (3:05) – Shannon Slaughter, Dale Felts, Bob Minner – (Elite Circuit Music) / (Missouri Boy Music)
  3. Old Kentucky Home (2:43) – Greg Preece (Weaver of Words Music)
  4. That Old County Road (3:50) – Rusty Hendrix, Shannon Slaughter – (Sonic Hill Publishing) / (Elite Circuit Music)
  5. Love is a Cross and Three Nails (3:33) – Shannon Slaughter, Mark Brinkman – (Elite Circuit Music) / (Brinksongs Music)
  6. The Girl I Love (2:56) – Jake Landers – (Glad Music)
  7. Going Home (2:58) – Roger Rasnake – (Pathwalker Music)
  8. Lonely Trail of Tears (3:44) – Shannon Slaughter, Terry Foust – (Elite Circuit Music) / (Creekbed Music)
  9. Better Move it On Home ( 2:29) – Ray Griff (Blue Echo Music)
  10. He Moved a Mountain (3:27) – Dale Felts, Shannon Slaughter (Elite Circuit Music)
  11. Dying to Live Again (3:39) – Marla Cannon-Goodman, Shannon Slaughter, Dale Felts – (Spirit Music) / (Elite Circuit Music)
  12. I Was a Farmer (3:25) – Cliff Bailey, James Paul Bailey, Shannon Slaughter – (Elite Circuit Music)
  13. Trying to Be My Own Man (4:23) – Shannon Slaughter, Terry Foust – (Elite Circuit Music) / (Creekbed Music)
  14. Movin’ On (2:39) – Merle Haggard (Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)
  15. Rae & Jed (1:44)

 

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

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Weep Little Willow by Larry Stephenson Band – Now Released!

weeplilwiw-frtcvr-hires-sq600Weep Little Willow  – A New Album by Larry Stephenson Band

Album Release Party in Garner, NC Postponed Due to Flooding As A Result of Hurricane Matthew

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October 14, 2016 – From the very first note, fans of traditional bluegrass music can identify the smooth tenor vocals of Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Larry Stephenson. Combine Stephenson’s award-winning voice with the talents of Kenny Ingram, Kevin Richardson, Matt Wright on upright bass with guest Aubrey Haynie, and you’ve got an exciting new album release with Weep Little Willow.

The album was produced by Ben Surratt and Larry Stephenson and released today on Whysper Dream Music. The Larry Stephenson Band had scheduled a special album release party at Lorraine’s Coffee House in Garner, N.C. this evening, but the event will have to be rescheduled due to the flooding in eastern N.C. as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

Weep Little Willow can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and more fine retail outlets.  For purchases made at www.larrystephensonband.com before midnight tonight,  Stephenson is offering a free download of the band’s 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award Winning album Pull Your Savior In.

Tracks include:

01  Yesterday’s Gone 2:28 (C. Stuart, W. Kidd)
02  It Almost Feels Like Love 2:25 (Randall Hylton)
03  Sweet Little Darling (Don’t You Cry) 2:55 (Billy Smith, Jon Weisberger)
04  Let Those Brown Eyes Smile At Me 3:16 (R. Nail)
05  Nail My Shoes To The Floor 2:27 (Bill Anderson)
06  Weep Little Willow, Weep 3:25 (Donna Ulisse, Rick Stanley)
07  Before I Met You 2:35 (Charles L. Seitz, Joe Lewis, William J. Denny)
08  Kentucky Waltz 3:52 (Bill Monroe)
09 Ruby’s Purse 3:14 (Jerry Salley, Suzanne Mumpower Johnson)
10  Free Me From This Old Chain Gang 3:07 (Mac Wiseman)
11  Best Laid Plans 3:49 (Rick Lang, Troy Engle)
12  Midnight Train 2:34 (Alton Delmore)

On October 22, the Larry Stephenson Band will perform at the Flat-Iron Farm Bluegrass for Hospice event in MD., October 28 at the BooGrass Bluegrass Festival in VA,   November 11 at the Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival in FL, November 12 at Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in GA, November 18 at the All American Indoor Bluegrass Festival in VA, and November 25 at the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in S.C.

For more tour dates and information on the band, please visit larrystephensonband.com.

Photography, Album Artwork & Design: Dreama Stephenson

MEDIA AND RADIO REQUEST – email penni@hoperiverentertainment.com

MORE ON LARRY STEPHENSON

Throughout his 25-year career fronting his own band, and almost forty years as a major touring performer, Larry Stephenson has been well-recognized and awarded by fans and his peers in the recording industry. In 1996, Stephenson was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame by the Virginia Folk Music Association. Since that time, he has garnered numerous other awards including being named Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year by the Society and Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA.) In 2015, SPBGMA honored the Larry Stephenson Band with the 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award for the Larry Stephenson Band’s album, Pull Your Savior In. In 2008, the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year was awarded to the album, Everett Lilly & Everybody and Their Brother, featuring Everett Lilly, Bea Lilly, Charles Lilly, Daniel Lilly, Mark Lilly, Marty Stuart, Rhonda Vincent, Billy Walker, Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, David Ball, Charlie Cushman, Larry Stephenson, Joe Spivey, Eddie Stubbs, Jason Carter, Dickey Lee, Freddy Weller, Mike Bub, Rad Lewis, Andy May, Darrin Vincent, Marcia Campbell, Clay Rigdon, Eric Blankenship & Bill Wolfenbarger.

 

Adam Steffey’s New Solo Album HERE TO STAY is Now Released

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9-23-2016 – Mountain Home Music Company

HERE TO STAY, the new solo album by multi-Grammy award-winning artist Adam Steffey, is now released.  Recorded with a team of ultimate hardcore Bluegrass musicians, Ron Stewart on fiddle, Jason Davis on banjo, Barry Bales on bass and Aaron Ramsey on guitar, these well-known works are still true to the original. They are, however, refreshed with new energy that is led by Steffey’s unmistakable mandolin tone and attack.

Steffey’s impressive career includes a record-setting eleven International Bluegrass Music Association Mandolin Performer of the Year Awards – a nomination he received again this year. As a founding member and performer with the 3-time IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year Award-Winning band, The Boxcars, HERE TO STAY proves Steffey is one of the most respected and accomplished artists in music today.

Music critics are loving HERE TO STAY saying…..

“To produce a CD of such high quality from start to finish with songs that are polar opposites in some ways speaks to Steffey’s artistic ability and effort toward perfection. Rather than opposites struggling and pulling the project apart, the whole thing hangs as one unit and the songs serve to show facets of the same gem. If I gave stars, this would receive the maximum- Excellent work.” – Flashpoint

“There’s no other way to describe the effect of Adam Steffey’s new album titled Here To Stay. He is a master of bluegrass who is clearly here to stay, and this is an album that lovers of the genre will hold in high regard.” – Parcbench

Here to Stay is a collection of new versions of some of his favorite songs over the past three decades. His very recognizable rich baritone flows over these songs with the effortless touch of a true master.” – Black Rose Acoustic Society

The opening track, “Mountain Man,” along with “Town That Never Sleeps” made their debut on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Bluegrass Chart today. To listen and purchase the entire album, visit iTunes, Amazon and more fine retail sites.

  1. Mountain Man
  2. Dear John
  3. The Space I’m In
  4. Town That Isn’t There
  5. Pitching Wedge
  6. Town That Never Sleeps
  7. Twister (Devil’s Dance)
  8. Little Liza Jane
  9. No Place To Hide
  10. Hello Among the Yearlings
  11. Cloudy Days
  12. Come Thou Fount

Radio Programmers can get the album at airplaydirect.com/music/heretostay/

New Music Friday: Once Upon A Time album by Circa Blue

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album-cover-circa-blue-2016Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce the new album, Once Upon A Time by Circa Blue, is now released and available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Circa-Blue.com, Orange Blossom Records and other fine retail outlets.

Circa Blue is a Martinsburg, West Virginia based group that includes the talents of Steve Harris (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Malia Furtado (Fiddle, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Ashley Stewart (Bass, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Garrett Wren (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals); and Matt Hickman (Banjo).

Once Upon A Time features 10 songs by songwriters Gordon Lightfoot, Mark “Brink” Brinkman, David Morris, Dawn Kenney, Matt Naveau, Rick Lang, Hank Devito, Steve Harris, and Malia Furtado.

Tracks include:
1. Carolina Dust (3:36) Mark “Brink” Brinkman
2. Before You Leave Here (3:12) Matt Naveau, Steve Harris, David Morris
3. Once Upon A Time (2:23) Steve Harris, Malia Furtado
4. Angeline the Baker (3:35) Public Doman
5. Cold Frosty Morning (3:34) Public Doman
6. I Sing Your Song (3:49) Steve Harris, Dawn Kenney, David Morris
7. Tripped Stumbled and Fell (2:51) Dawn Kenny, Rick Lang
8. Queen of Hearts (3:47) Hank Devito
9. Rain and Snow (5:03) Public Domain
10. Whispers of the North (3:09) Gordon Lightfoot

The band has released an official music video for the track, “Rain and Snow” that can be viewed on Youtube and below. The video was filmed by Seven Bends Media on location in Virginia and West Virginia.

Just last month, the album was released to radio stations at AirPlay Direct and immediately climbed to #2 on the service’s Top 50 APD Bluegrass Folk Albums chart. Stations may also request a private digital download from the label.

Circa Blue will host the inaugural Circa Blue Fest from May 6-8, 2016. The three-day bluegrass festival will feature: Blue Highway, Trinity River Band, Jim Hurst, Circa Blue, Lonesome Highway and more! This is an all-ages, family friendly event with kid activities, award-winning BBQ, instrument & songwriting workshops and plenty of campsite pickin’! The festival is held at the beautiful 40-acre Moose Acres in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A rain or shine event, the venue features a stage covered by a 400 seat pavilion, surrounded by tree shaded seating. For tickets and information, please visit circabluefest.com.

For more information on Circa Blue’s new album Once Upon A Time, please visit circa-blue.com and orangeblossomrecords.com.

Stellar New Album by Dave Adkins Now Released

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Adkins’ powerful vocals shine on his original songs as well as tracks written by Chris Stapleton & Larry Cordle, Tom T. Hall and more

buynowMountain Fever Records is very proud to announce today’s stellar self-titled new album by Dave Adkins. The album is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, DaveAdkinsMusic.com, and many more outlets.

Dave Adkins will kick off the release in Nashville this morning at 9:15 a.m. when he appears on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country and Cody show. He will be talking about today’s album release and his return performance to the Station Inn in Nashville tonight at 9:00 p.m. More upcoming album release events can be found at DaveAdkinsMusic.com.

“With a rhythmically rolling banjo undercurrent, waves of fiddle and guitar raising the listener to emotional crests, Dave Adkins’ voice offers something real, something trustworthy and something thrilling to hold on to. It’s an exciting ride—this self-titled new album from Dave Adkins. Buy an extra copy; Adkins possesses the impressive kind of voice—full of personality and dimension, and instantly relatable—that you just want to share,” said Greg Victor, Parcbench.com.

Adkins carefully chose each track for this new album. From the clever “Fool-o-sophy” co-written by Larry Cordle and Chris Stapleton to the unforgettable and beautiful “Angel Song” co-written by Corey Lee Barker and Chris Laffey, he once again proves he is a powerhouse of vocal talent.

The impressive Singer-Songwriter contributed six original songs to the album including the first single release “Change Her Mind,” “A Whole Lot More To Tell,” and “One and Only.” He co-wrote three additional tunes – “You Don’t Have To Go To Be Gone” with Paula Breedlove and Brink Brinkman, and two with Dawn Kenny and David Morris – the impressive “Russell Fork River” and the fast paced “Turn and Burn.”

Country music fans will no doubt love his rendition of the hit song “Sold” made famous by John Michael Montgomery and “It’s Not Over (Til I Get Over You)” by Terry Foust, Ray Edwards, and Tom T. Hall. Radio stations have also been spinning the Kentucky flavored “Emmaline” by Michael Huffman, Richard Williams, and Alan Laney along with “Wasting Away” written by Randall Hylton.

The full track list includes:

1. Change Her Mind (2:22) David Ervin Adkins
2. Emmaline (2:43) Michael Huffman, Richard Williams, Alan Laney
3. Fool-o-sophy (3:03) Larry Cordle, Chris Stapleton
4. A Whole Lot More To Tell (2:55) David Ervin Adkins
5. Russell Fork River (3:51) David Ervin Adkins, Dawn Kenny, David Morris (Listen on Soundcloud)
6. Sold (2:25) Rich Fagan, Rob Royer
7. You Don’t Have To Go To Be Gone (2:42) David Ervin Adkins, Paula Breedlove, Brink Brinkman
8. It’s Not Over (Til I Get Over You) (3:06) Terry Foust, Ray Edwards, Tom T. Hall
9. Turn and Burn (2:46) David Ervin Adkins, Dawn Kenny, David Morris
10. Angel Song (4:17) Corey Lee Barker, Chris Laffey
11. Wasting Away (2:10) Randall Hylton
12. One and Only (2:51) David Ervin Adkins

For more information on Dave Adkins, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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