Born with music in her soul and the gift of sharing it through song, Nashville blues artist Tammie Shannon has come full circle through being a young touring artist, wife, mom, business owner and now back to a full-time recording and performing musician. After teaming up with Grammy-nominated producer Kent Wells, both share aspects of her life through her new blues album, All of Me. An 11-song testament to her tenacity and ability to bounce back, All of Me is set to release in early 2018. Listen here
As with all blues artists, Shannon’s lifetime of musical influences and experiences shaped her music. Growing up in northeast Arkansas just outside of Memphis, Shannon grew up in a musical home where her family and friends would regularly gather to sing and enjoy music together. From classical to blues, christian, country and R&B, this musical stew had a profound effect on the shy five-year old Tammie. She started singing at a young age in her church and later joined a local band that toured as the opener for R&B/soul legend,Percy Sledge, while accompanied by her mother. Life took a downward turn after her mother passed away and her difficult marriage ended, compelling her to focus on raising her three daughters and building her life and retirement business. In 2013, an accident left Shannon with a paralyzed right vocal cord, which she believed would end her singing career forever. After a year of rehab, determination and strong encouragement from her daughter, Coco, to pursue her own dreams, Shannon regained the use of her voice and decided to put her vocal talents and music back in the center of her life. Today, Shannon has turned back to her music full-time and is ready to share it through her debut album, All of Me.
Heavily influenced by Aretha Franklin’s powerful pipes, Bonnie Raitt’s blues and Etta James’ soul, Tammie Shannon’s new album tells her story of survival and empowerment. Check out the first single off the album “I Got Rhythm,” and be sure to look out for All of Me, out in early 2018.