Texas artist John Slaughter was in Texarkana last Friday night (6/28) for a show out at Scott Mills Rockin' Honky Tonk 110 East 36th Street. Before the show Slaughter stop by the studio for an interview and to preview his new song "Hasn't Everyone."John was born in Houston, Texas and comes from a musical family and background. His Uncle who was a fiddle maker and swing player himself, gave John his first fiddle at the age of nine. When Slaughter turned 16 years  old he was already playing in some of Houston's top country bands in the area.  After graduating from Sam Houston University he began playing with some of the Lone Star State's premier talent.

In fact, John auditioned for the Roger Creager Band and got asked to join the group where he played mandolin, fiddle, guitar and sang harmonies for about six years. John also co-wrote two #1 songs on the Texas Music Charts "I Love Being in Lonesome" for the Roger Creager Band and "Pray for Rain" recorded by Cody Johnson.

Now, John has his sights set on his first solo career and brings a ton of energy and a traditional sound to country music something that seems to be missing in today's new pop country world. His visit to the Kicker studios is something he is doing all across the region to help introduce himself and his music to his fans and hopes to win over a few more in the process. I found John to be very cordial, entertaining and down to earth and was impressed the way he handled himself during the interview.

If you want to learn more about John Slaughter or purchase some music you can do that online at johnslaughtermusic.com or go by any nationwide Hastings location.

For more upcoming concerts go to Scott Mills Rockin' Honky Tonk facebook page. And be sure to catch 5 hours of Texas Country every Saturday night with 'Radio Texas Live' on Kicker 102.5!

Here's a portion of John performing "Hasn't Everyone." in the Kicker studio during the Garcia Express drive home.