Shannon Slaughter and County Clare is a bluegrass / acoustic country music band that features the award-winning songwriting talents of Shannon Slaughter as well as a cadre of outstanding musicians and singers. Formed in 2010 by Shannon and wife Heather, the band has become a powerful vocal and instrumental force all over the United States as well as Canada. Rooted in bluegrass and traditional acoustic country music, the band's strongest features are the incredible singing talents of Shannon and Heather, soaring harmonies, and the original songwriting of Slaughter, who has garnered numerous Top Ten charted songs and three NUMBER ONE SONGS to his writing credit.
Elite Circuit Recording Artists, Shannon and the band have consistently been at the top of the bluegrass charts with their last 4 recordings; scoring three number 1 and numerous Top Ten songs. This band believes in heartfelt original material and features tight-knit harmonies and superb lyrical instrumentation.
Shannon Slaughter and County Clare consists of Shannon on guitar and vocals, Heather Slaughter on acoustic bass, mandolin and vocals, Ron Inscore on mandolin and vocals, Trevor Watson on banjo and vocals, Owen Piatt on banjo and vocals, Matt Wingate on mandolin, guitar and vocals. This band packs quite a strong punch! We hope you enjoy the site and we really hope to see you at a show soon!
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The fifth project; and third solo effort, Hold On To Your Heart, is the latest release from Shannon Slaughter on Elite Circuit Records. Featuring 9 original songs written or co-written by Slaughter (a former Chris Austin Songwriting Contest winner). Hold On To Your Heart also includes, as writers, such industry luminaries as Ronnie Bowman, Shawn Lane, Tim Stafford, Mark "Brink" Brinkman, Wes Golding, Dale Felts, Mike Ramsey, Paula Breedlove, and David Stewart. The well-respected talents of numerous musicians and singers are also showcased on this recording -- Heather Slaughter, Lou Reid, Shawn Lane, Randy Kohrs, Aubrey Haynie, Ron Inscore, Trevor Watson, Owen Piatt, Jason Davis, Matt Wingate, Kameron Keller, and Doug Jernigan.
Hold On To Your Heart released January 24, 2020. The first single from the CD, The Devil's Broom dropped in October. The Devil's Broom was written by Shannon and Mark Brinkman and chronicles the story of "The Big Burn" that took place in the West during 1910.