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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Never Just A Song by Shannon and Heather Slaughter Now Released

albumcover-never-just-a-song-400The new album, Never Just A Song, featuring the smooth voices and ultra-tight harmonies by Shannon and Heather Slaughter is now available at iTunes, CD Baby, ShannonandHeatherSlaughter.com and more retail outlets.  The husband and wife duo focuses on fresh, original material and wrote or co-wrote 8 of the 14 tracks.

Shannon and Heather’s innovative arrangements and soulful instrumentation shine on cuts like their recently released single, “Moonshiner,” that debuted at #10 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20 and at #20 on the Monthly Top 20 Song charts.

What folks are saying…

“This is truly one of the best recordings of 2015 in my opinion and hopefully will bring the Slaughters what they so richly deserve: a place at the forefront of bluegrass music.” – Tim Stafford (Blue Highway)

“Shannon and Heather have a great new record on their hands! Solid songs showcasing vocal chops that are powerful when they need be and an understated appropriateness that makes them sound like classics. I was thrilled to get to be a part of this project!” – Randy Kohrs

“I highly recommend this new album to anyone who loves good bluegrass music. I especially enjoyed the original material – congrats on another fine album!” – Aubrey Haynie

“I’ve been listening to Heather sing for several years and I’m dead serious when I say she is one of the finest female vocalists I’ve heard, period!! On ‘Whiskey Colored Dreams,’ I can honestly say it has totally blown me away how solid this track is!!! In my humble opinion it’s time for this young lady to get her well-deserved dues.” – Terry Foust – Co-Writer of “Whiskey Colored Dreams” with Shannon Slaughter

Never Just A Song includes the talents of: 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).

Shannon and Heather will be the featured artist on the Heartland Bluegrass today at 10:00am – noon (Eastern) at www.bluegrassmix.com.

 

Fans have certainly supported Shannon and Heather’s music as evidenced by their recent sold out show at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville where they celebrated the new album. To learn more about their music and view additional tour dates, please visit shannonandheatherslaughter.com and join them on Facebook.

 

Shannon and Heather Slaughter Kick Off New Album Jan 24 in Nashville

albumcover-never-just-a-song-400Shannon and Heather Slaughter will kick off their new album Never Just A Song at The Station Inn in Nashville January 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm. They will be joined by special guests Randy Kohrs, Melonie Cannon, Aubrey Haynie, Ron Inscore, Trevor Watson, Cliff Bailey, and more.

The band will perform more songs from Never Just A Song including the title track written by Tim Stafford and Pam Tillis.  Shannon and Heather take turn on lead vocals, perform beautiful duets and also contribute their songwriting talents to the album. They co-wrote “The Best Thing We Ever Did” and “Where Does the Love Go” and hit the mark with their vocal harmony on songs like “There Ain’t No Need to be Lonely” written by Shannon Slaughter and Bill Castle.

Never Just A Song includes:

1. Moonshiner (Traditional)
2. Never Just a Song / Tim Stafford and Pam Tillis
3. Back to Birmingham / Shannon Slaughter, Shawn Lane, Dale Felts, Gerald Ellenburg, Heather Slaughter
4. Company Town / Shannon Slaughter and David Carroll
5. Shadows in My Room / Nick Forster
6. That’s What’s Good in America / Shannon Slaughter and Gerald Ellenburg
7. Where Does the Love Go / Shannon Slaughter and Heather Slaughter
8. Feelin’ Better / Hank Williams Jr.
9. Go Sin No More / Cliff Bailey
10. Anything / Alex Hibbitts and Sarah Scott
11. There Ain’t No Need to be Lonely / Shannon Slaughter and Bill Castle
12. Whiskey Colored Dreams / Terry Foust and Shannon Slaughter
13. Ridin’ the Lightnin’, Ropin’ the Storm / Shannon Slaughter and Dale Felts
14. The Best Thing We Ever Did / Shannon Slaughter and Heather Slaughter

Never Just A Song officially releases February 1, 2015. “Moonshiner” is the first single release and is available to radio stations at AirPlayDirect.com and for digital purchase at CD Baby.

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

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.

Additional Artists Join “Ashes of Love” Benefit Concert for Steve Thomas

sierrahullJesse McReynolds, Buck White, Sierra Hull and Kathy Chiavola have been added to the “Ashes of Love” benefit concert for Steve Thomas & Family taking place Thursday, February 20th at the Ernest Tubb Troubadour Theater located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Nashville. Parking is free. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the concert begins at 6:45 pm. Proceeds go to acclaimed Nashville musician Steve Thomas and his wife Janet who suffered extensive house damage from a chimney fire on New Year’s Eve.

Steve_Thomas_Benefit_Poster_SmallThe “Ashes of Love” concert will be hosted by Marcia Campbell of The WSM All Nighter radio show. Some of the top names in Bluegrass and Country music who will lend their talents with performances by:  Jesse McReynolds, Buck White, Del McCoury Band; The Grascals; Rambling Rooks; Bobby Osborne; Mark Newton & Steve Thomas; Claire Lynch; Marty Raybon; Sierra Hull, Sister Sadie (Dale Ann Bradley, Gena Britt, Deanie Richardson, Beth Lawrence, Tina Adair); Gary Ferguson, Larry Stephenson Band; Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle & Jerry Salley; Val Storey; Paul Brewster; Melonie Cannon; Kathy Chiavola; Phil Leadbetter; Aubrey Haynie; Randy Kohrs; Scott Vestal; Mike Bub; Ashby Frank; Clay Hess; and more.

A suggested minimum $20 donation can be purchased at the door the night of the concert. Friends, family and fans of Steve Thomas can also make online donations via PayPal at Bluegrass Today. The publication recently featured an article with more details on Steve’s New Year’s Eve nightmare. Mailed donations can be made payable to Steve Thomas and mailed to PO Box 1016, Gallatin, TN. 37066.

The “Ashes of Love” benefit concert is sponsored by: David and Adrienne Kirkey of Eagle Canyon Music in Lebanon, TN; Pinecastle Records, and Corey Frizzell Portrait Artist. Event photography will be provided by Dreama Stephenson of http://www.dreambeeartphotography.com.

More on Steve Thomas:
For over twenty years, Steven Thomas has been a professional musician touring and working with some of the biggest names in Bluegrass and Country music. He began his impressive career at an early age growing up in the Roanoke, Virginia area and later formed the Lonesome River Band with Tim Austin. His impressive career includes performing with: Del McCoury; with Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys on the Grand Ole Opry; The Lost and Found, The Whites, The Osborne Brothers, Aaron Tippin, Barbara Mandrell, Brooks and Dunn, LeeAnn Womack, Kenny Chesney, John Michael Montgomery, Ronnie Bowman, and Lorrie Morgan. He is now performing with Mark Newton as “Newton & Thomas” and celebrating their hit bluegrass album, “Reborn” on Pinecastle Records. Newton & Thomas appear on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. When Steve is not touring, you can find him in the studio recording and producing music by The Crowe Brothers, Larry Cordle, Jesse McReynolds and more talented artists.

Venue Info:
Ernest Tubb Troubadour Theater
2416 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN. 37214
1-(615)-889-2474
Email: etrs@comcast.net
Website: http://www.etrecordshop.com

NO PART OF NOTHIN’ Album by Alan Tompkins Releasing June 5, 2012

Includes: Sam Bush, Randy Kohrs, Ron Stewart, Kenny & Amanda Smith & more!

Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, ALAN TOMPKINS is proud to announce the June 5, 2012 album release, NO PART OF NOTHIN.  The album features a lineup of incredibly talented musicians and singers, many of whom are Grammy® or IBMA award winners or nominees.  The list includes Sam Bush, Deryl Dodd, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Ron Stewart, Stephen Mougin, Gerald Jones, Greg Cahill, Ned Luberecki, Mike Bub, Randy Kohrs, Brad Davis, Nate Lee, Bobby Davis, and Steve Rhian.

“Amanda and I had a great time working on this project with Alan and all the great players, and we are really pleased with how it turned out,” said Kenny Smith.

The first single release, “This World Is Not My Home,” includes Alan on vocals with Deryl Dodd singing harmony, as well as Randy Kohrs on resophonic guitar, Ned Luberecki on banjo, Stephen Mougin on guitar, Gerald Jones on mandolin, and Mike Bub slapping the upright bass.

BLUEGRASS TODAY calls Alan Tompkins “a true Renaissance man” and the title certainly fits.  A native of the farming and coal mining country of western Kentucky, Alan grew up steeped in the sounds of classic country, gospel, and bluegrass music.  He performed in several bands in his home town of Madisonville, Kentucky before moving to Texas in 1983, where he would earn MBA and law degrees at SMU.  Alan is the founder and President of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, a non-profit charitable organiza­tion dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bluegrass music in America.  The Foundation produced and distributed Fanning the Fire, an award-winning short documentary film that has screened in more than 20 film festivals across the United States, in 2011.

Please visit AlanTompkins.com where you can purchase the new single available as a digital download or order your copy of the album NO PART OF NOTHIN’ releasing June 5, 2012.  The album is now available free to radio at airplaydirect.com/alantompkins.

For more information about the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and Fanning the Fire is available at BluegrassHeritage.org.

For media inquiries, please contact HopeRiverEntertainment.com

LIFE GOES ON album by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® Now Released

Rural Rhythm Records has now released the highly anticipated new album release, LIFE GOES ON by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer®.  This new 2 CD set is now available for purchase at Amazon.com, County Sales, Ernest Tubb Records Shops, the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer website, Rural Rhythm Records, directly through the participating artists and many more locations.  The LIFE GOES ON album was recorded live during the annual MACC festivals from 2006 – 2011 with the exception of the new single “Life Goes On” that was recorded at Randy Kohrs’ Slack Key Studio in Nashville, TN.

The all-star line-up on the LIFE GOES ON 2-CD Set includes the following tracks:

 

Disc 1

01      GOODBYE TO THE BLUES – Johnson Mountain Boys

02      BEYOND THE SUNSET– Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, Josh Swift

03      RAGGED MAN – Gibson Brothers

04      I GOT A WOMAN – Pine Mountain Railroad

05      PLEASE COME TO BOSTON – New Found Road

06      SIX FEET UNDER THE GROUND – Michael Cleveland and Fame Keeper

07      IN THE TIME THAT YOU GAVE ME – Shawn Camp

08      GOIN’ ACROSS THE SEA – J. D. Crow & The New South

09      HIGHWAY OF SORROW – Junior Sisk

10      FRAULEIN – Lost and Found

11      RAIN AND SNOW – Brandon Rickman (Lonesome River Band)

12      REVELATION – Bradley Walker

13      PANHANDLE COUNTRY – Clay Hess & Friends

14      ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE – Josh Williams Band

15      FORTY YEARS – David Parmley & Continental Divide

16      THE WATER IS WIDE – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

17      HARD TIMES – The Grascals

18      PAUL’S MINISTRY – Paul Williams

19      STRUTTIN’ TO FERRUM – Lonesome River Band

20      BLUE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN – The SteelDrivers

 

DISC 2

01      MANZANITA – Tony Rice

02      ROLLIN’ AND TUMBLIN’

03      PRECIOUS MEMORIES – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

04      LITTLE JOHN I AM – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

05      TENNESSEE WHISKEY – Chris Stapleton, Morgane Hayes, Bradley Walker

06      SMASHVILLE – Sierra Hull & Highway 111

07      GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE – Sally Connell, Dudley Connell

08      WHERE THE NEVER DIES  – Don Rigsby & Josh Williams

09      NOTHING BUT A WHIPPORWILL – Blue Highway

10      THE WATER SO COLD – Marty Raybon and Full Circle

11      THE TURKEY BUZZARD – Joe Mullins & Aubry Hayine

12      HE DIED A ROUNDER AT 21 – Junior Sisk, Randy Kohrs, Josh Williams

13      THE LIKES OF ME – Randy Kohrs Band

14      SHOUTING TIME IN HEAVEN – Kenny & Amanda Smith

15      AT THE END OF THE A LONG LONELY – Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

16      MEMORIES OF MOTHER – James King

17      I SHOULD’VE CALLED – Larry Stephenson

18      OLD VIOLIN – Larry Cordle, Michael Cleveland

19      LIFE GOES ON – Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Rickey Wasson, Larry Cordle

Rural Rhythm Records will soon release a new music video of the first single, “Life Goes On.” The song is currently #8 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart.  The VIDEO was filmed at Liberty Church in Gallatin, TN during the week of the 2012 SPBGMA convention and features Ronnie Bowman, Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Rickey Wasson, and directed by brothers, Sammy Passamano III and Anthony Passamano.  Although the video is still in production, the label has released a short preview that can be found on their website.  Family memory photos are courtesy of the musicians involved in this project and Darrel Adkins who founded Musicians Against Childhood Cancer along with his wife Phyllis Adkins in honor of their daughter, Mandy who lost her battle with cancer on November 25, 2000.  Proceeds from the annual festival benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

For more information on Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, please visit their website at BluegrassClassic.com

For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com

“Life Goes On” by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer®

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Rural Rhythm Records just released the beautiful new song, “Life Goes On” by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® to radio.  (listen to a clip here).  The title track surely speaks to the heart and soul and gives us a glimpse of the all-star power contained on this exciting new 2 CD Set releasing March 27, 2012.  This beautiful song was written by Dale Pyatt and Steve Thomas and includes lead vocals by Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Rickey Wasson, Larry Cordle, and Ronnie Bowman.  It was recently released on the label’s Fresh Cuts & Key tracks radio compilation CD and is now available at AirplayDirect.com

“Life Goes On” also includes the talents of: Ron Stewart (Fiddle); Jim VanCleve (Fiddle); Alan Bibey (Mandolin); Clay Hess (Guitar);  Randy Kohrs (Harmony vocal, Dobro); Jay Weaver (Bass); and Garnet Bowman, Ashley Kohrs, D.A. Adkins, Len Butler, Gary Payne, Dale “Chicken Grease” Pyatt (Harmony Vocals).

The LIFE GOES ON album was recorded live during the annual MACC festivals from 2006 – 2011 with the exception of the new single “Life Goes On” that was recorded at Randy Kohrs’ Slack Key Studio in Nashville , TN.

Proceeds from the festival benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Performers at the festival generously donate their time and talent to this cause.  MACC was founded by Darrel & Phyllis Adkins in honor of their daughter, Mandy who lost her battle with cancer on November 25, 2000.  LIFE GOES ON is the next chapter for this important music project and once again the Bluegrass music community has stepped up and supported the project with open arms and a big heart.

For more information on Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, please visit their website at BluegrassClassic.com

For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com  For media request, please contact Hope River Entertainment.