Tag: Shannon Slaughter

Gospel Choices #5 – Shannon Slaughter

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s the fifth contribution of a periodical feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Shannon Slaughter. Gone On Before – Larry Cordle: Pud Marcum’s Hangin’  – (MightyCord Records, 2011) Traveling Preacher – Blue Highway […]


Union House Records launches

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Union House Records has begun operation, being the latest such venture created to focus on bluegrass music. It’s structured as a sort of artist and writer’s collective, owned and managed jointly by Mike Bentley, Jeff Brown, Shannon Slaughter, and Dale Felts. The label will release albums for […]


Don’t Give Up Your Day Job – a Quiz

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

From the very beginning playing bluegrass music has been a very precarious job, even for the very, very talented. Bill Monroe worked at Sinclair Oil in the 1930s; Kenny Baker often went back to the coal mines even though he was a mainstay in Bill […]


Shannon Slaughter joins Grasstowne

| February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Grasstowne has announced that Shannon Slaughter has joined the band, playing guitar and singing lead. But wait a minute… Doesn’t Shannon already have a band of his own, County Clare? That’s right, but he and Alan Bibey with Grasstowne have come to an agreement to […]


What a difference a baby makes

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shannon and Heather Slaughter had a big year in 2013. Their debut CD, One More Road, was released in March, and saw significant chart action and critical acclaim. Then in August, their first child, Rae was born. For a husband/wife performing duo, a young family presents […]


Welcome Rae Carroll Slaughter

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Shannon and Heather Slaughter have had a lot to celebrate this year. Their debut album with County Clare, One More Road, was released in March and has spent much of the Spring and Summer riding the bluegrass charts. One of the songs, their version of […]


The Story Behind The Song – Daddy Killed the Calf

| June 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Daddy Killed the Calf was written by Shannon Slaughter (with a little bit of help from Mike Bentley and Dale Felts). A recording of this song can be found on the latest self-released CD from Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare One More Road. […]


Blake Bowen to County Clare

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shannon and Heather Slaughter have announced that Blake Bowen has joined their touring band, County Clare. He has worked previously as a member of Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and the Tina Adair Band. He comes by his talents naturally, […]


One More Road – Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare

| March 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

Most artist management and music business consultants will tell you that an identifiable vocal sound is the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd most important element in an artist or band sound. The ability to immediately recognize a vocalist is said to be key to success on […]


Update from the Slaughters

| February 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

We heard this week from Shannon Slaughter, with an update on his and Heather’s upcoming band project, and some major milestones in their personal lives. Shannon tells us that the new album, from Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare, will be titled One More […]