The city of Slaughters is honoring its most famous son with the addition of signs which were installed at the entrance to town last week.

City commissioners voted earlier this year to recognize country singer/songwriter Chris Knight with signs that advertises the community as his hometown.

“I appreciate it very much,” said Knight. “Its good to be recognized. I grew up around Slaughters, and I still live in the area. I feel very honored.”

Although not extremely well known around Webster County, Knight has been an active member of the Nashville country music scene for the last 30 years. After securing a spot on songwriters’ night at the Bluebird Cafe, he caught the eye of music producer Frank Liddell, who signed him first to a deal with Bluewater Music, and then Decca Records.

Throughout his career, Knight has been best known as a songwriter, penning songs for numerous artists, including John Anderson, Blake Shelton, Confederate Railroad, Gary Allen and Cross Canadian Ragweed. The biggest, however, was the single “She Coundn’t Change me” which peaked at number two for duo Montgomery-Gentry in 2001.

As a performer, Knight has had his biggest success on the outlaw country circuit, which calls Texas home. He’s been so successful there, in fact, that he was named an “Honorary Texan” in 2006 by then Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Contact Matt Hughes at or 270-667-2069

Contact Matt Hughes at or 270-667-2069