Kyle Bennett Band with John Slaughter at Southern Nights Dancehall
Kyle Bennett has been making great Texas country music for nearly a decade. He has made several trips to the top 10 of the Texas Music Charts in that time, with songs like ‘Time To Switch To Whiskey’, ‘Should’ve Listened’, ‘Jimmy & Josey’, ‘Here In This Town’ and more. Along with special guest John Slaughter, Bennett will be performing all his hits and more when he brings his band to the Southern Nights Dancehall stage on Saturday, December 8th.
Cost: Adults 21 and older $10.00 at the door; 18 and up welcome with I.D.
Date and Time
Saturday, December 8th. Doors open at 4:00pm; John Slaughter starts at 8:30, and Kyle Bennett takes the stage at about 10:00pm
Born in Houston, Texas, John Slaughter grew up surrounded by country music. As a master of multiple instruments, Slaughter landed a job with Roger Creager‘s band on the road and as a studio musician for Creager and others.
Also a solid songwriter, John has co-written two #1 Texas Music Chart hits, including Creager’s ‘I Love Being Lonesome’ and Cody Johnson‘s ‘Pray For Rain’.
With his CD, ‘Stay For A While’ now available, look for John Slaughter to make a name for himself on the Texas music scene in the near future.
Click here to check out Kyle Bennett performing ‘Here In This Town’ on KTAB 4u.
In 2003, in a warehouse on the outskirts of Ft. Worth, TX, the Kyle Bennett Band was born. People gathered every night to hear the original music and smooth voice of Kyle Bennett. Having been surrounded by music his entire life (both parents were music directors and had released Christian gospel albums), it’s no surprise that Kyle Bennett followed suit from an early age. By April of 2005, they cut their first album now known as “The Red Album”. With some southern style country combined with some great classic rock the Kyle Bennett Band broke into the Red Dirt Music scene and onto the Texas Regional Radio Charts. “Donnelly Drive” was the first track to make it into the Top 10 on the Texas Regional Radio Charts. Several of the songs are still quite popular, like “Adios”, “Later On” and “What’s it Like”.
In April of 2009, they released their second album “Grey Sunrise”. This album really held the sound of a more matured band and once again, added momentum to their growing fan base. “Grey Sunrise” released two songs that made the Top 10 on the Texas Regional Radio Charts. Those titles included “Jimmy & Josie” and “Should’ve Listened”. Other songs on the album reflect the talent of Bennett’s writing style and soulful, southern voice like “When the Lights Go Down” and “Time To Switch To Whiskey”.
About a year after the release of their sophomore album, the band made the hard decision to split ways. Kyle decided to go forth with his singer/songwriter career. He gathered new musicians from all over Texas. Their talents and hard work have added a lot to the current Kyle Bennett Band sound. The complete line-up change has evoked a new wave of music and creativity.
The unmistakably clear voice and smooth inflection that are core to Kyle Bennett’s sound were evident on his new single “Here In This Town” that reached #8 on the Texas Music Charts, #4 on the Tex Net 50, and #10 on the Texas Regional Radio Report. Singles “Track Won” and “Pills” were also created during this time and are making headway in the Texas region.
The release of “Here in This Town” delivered a new style packed with ambition and emotion that made listeners take notice. The signature vocals and guitar remain core to their sound along with a more refined and solidified delivery ranging from the rockin’ energy of live shows to polished ballads. The band definitely hybrids Country and Rock but not in the traditional Southern Rock way; It can be edgy but not screeching and there is a sound to Bennett’s voice and a style to the band that sets them apart from the rest.
On the surface it seems easy to stereotype their sound as Texas Country, but it goes deeper than that. It’s a mixture of life lessons and a determined professionalism. Take a few hard knocks, a couple of relationships gone wrong, mix in some good times and you have the heart and soul that delivers the sound of the Kyle Bennett Band.
Kyle is looking to move forward with his career and step outside of the Texas region. He is ready to show the world what he can do. The band will be hitting the studio to record a new album soon, so be ready for some more great music to come!