Why Did You Walk Away
Pat Slatton and i wrote these songs over thirty years ago. Pat passed away in 2001. She was a very talented writer and singer. It's no wonder. She was one of fiddling Arthur Smith's thirteen children. He was an extremely popular fiddler on the grand old opra. A lot of his children played and sang with him on the opra, radio and show dates. His children are all talented musically. Arthur smith wrote 'beautiful brown eyes' .. One of the most popular country songs of all time. He also had the most popular arrangement of 'orange blossom special'. I was lucky enough to meet him and have him Visit in my home. . And even luckier to be able to write with his talented daughter and to have her friendship and love. The songs in this album are our favorites of the many song we have written. We both were partial to hurting songs... But also wrote many fun songs and i love you happy songs. Jacilyn's album 'coming home' includes five songs pat and i wrote. Other songs we wrote are scattered through Jacilyn's albums. You will hear three talented singers on 'why did you walk away'. . . Garry Johnson, Penny Avery and Andrea Morton. It was recorded, mixed, designed and duplicated at holston valley music .. Steve Patrick and all his talented musicians are responsible for the beautiful arrangements. Jacilyn Music presents this album in loving memory of pat Slatton.