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 medleys of 80's and dance hits.
Shannon was thrilled to be the 2009 winner of the Country 105/Lammle's Rising Star Contest held at Ranchman's in Calgary. 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. Most recently, she has opened for American country supergroup Lonestar as well as 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.