“Making music is a life-long passion that can’t be ignored” - Shannon Smith
Rarely does a performer come along with such unbridled energy, dedication and natural talent as that of Shannon Smith. Her music is influenced by the poise and traditionalism of Lorrie Morgan, the showmanship and flare of Shania Twain and the strength of Sheryl Crow. No genre is off limits, whether it be driving country or classic rock, as is evident by her medleys of 80’s and modern dance hits.
Shannon was thrilled to be the Winner of the Country 105/Lammle’s Rising Star Contest held at Ranchman’s, Calgary and more recently Winner of Ranchman’s Battle of the Bands in 2020. She has graced the stage of several top-notch venues and events throughout Alberta, including the Big Valley Jamboree and the Alberta Pro Rodeo circuit. Shannon has opened for Canadian country recording artist Chad Brownlee as well as super group Lonestar, Johnny Reid, Duane Steele, Julian Austin and Aaron Pritchett.
Shannon released her debut album “Tell Me Something,” charting five singles that garnered her much attention at Canadian radio. Her fourth single “Settle Down” reached #2 on the Hot Country 50 chart in Queensland, Australia, landing her between Eric Church’s “Drink In My Hand” and Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned The Night”. “Take Me Drunk# I’m Home” and “Can’t Have My Heart” highlighted the overall strength of Shannon’s album.
The new album “I Hate Long Goodbyes,” includes collaborations with Patricia Conroy, “Nashville Star” winner Angela Hacker and songwriter Wade Kirby(I Saw God Today, George Strait). Accolades include Female Vocalist Of The Year and Fan’s Choice nominations by the Alberta Country Music Association. With the upcoming release of Shannon’s new iPhone artist app and her weekly webisode series, 2021 is promising to be a ground-breaking year.
While maintaining her girl-next-door charm and honest sincerity, Shannon Smith’s star continues to quickly rise. This beautiful and talented singer’s unmistakable style and distinct sound is sure to draw rave reviews and serious attention throughout the music industry.
Shannon Smith delivers live shows full of energy, fun and great music. Shannon’s band consists of several talented, local musicians who have performed with her for the last several years.