Release Date: February 16, 2022
Elite Circuit Records
Shannon Slaughter – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Trevor Watson – Banjo
“This David Stewart and Linda Buell composition struck me the first time I heard it. I got to spend a little time with David in his hometown of Buffalo, Wyoming and he played this for me while we were riding up through the Bitterroot Mountains. It really typifies how I feel about life in general because we all deal with obstacles and challenges in some way and we're all looking for solutions and answers. It really helps to know that we're not alone.” ~ Shannon Slaughter
Ron Inscore – Mandolin
Cliff Bailey – Bass
Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle
Gaven Largent – Resophonic guitar
Shawn Lane – Harmony Vocals
Grayson Lane – Harmony Vocals
“Common Ground” comes on the heels of Shannon Slaughter’s previous single, “Goin’ Up the Mountain” which was named in Bluegrass Today’s Top 50 Songs of 2021 and reached as high as #2 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Song Chart.
Coinciding with the single release is a new video for “Common Ground.” It was filmed in and around various locations in Southwest Virginia. Some scenes were filmed at Eastwood Studios, where Slaughter records with engineer and studio owner Wes Easter. “Wes has been instrumental in my solo career as well as my previous career as a sideman. All told, I've recorded or been a part of 11 records that have come out of his studio,” said Slaughter.
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