Rarely does a performer come along with such unbridled energy, dedication and natural talent as that of Shannon Smith. Shannon has been singing and performing since the age of six, creating her own style while also influenced by the poise and traditionalism of Lorrie Morgan, the showmanship and flare of Shania Twain and the musical strength of Sheryl Crow. Her charming and sassy stage presence demands attention and connects her with her audience. No genre is off limits, whether it be driving country or classic rock, as is evident by her medley of 80's hits.
Since 2007, Shannon has graced the stage of several top-notch venues and events throughout Alberta, including the Big Valley Jamboree and the Alberta Pro Rodeo circuit. She has opened for country recording artists Johnny Reid, Duane Steele, Julian Austin, Aaron Pritchett, and most recently, for American country supergroup Lonestar during the 2011 Calgary Stampede.
Shannon was thrilled to be the 2009 winner of the Country 105/Lammle's Rising Star Contest held at Ranchman's in Calgary. This honor has helped further accelerate her career, as she has recently released her much-anticipated debut album "Tell Me Something", working alongside acclaimed producer Johnny Gasparic, who has worked with Jo Hikk and the Poverty Plainsmen, among others.