Years in the industry: 4, started with JRA in 2017
Hometown: Knoxville, TN (Go Vols!)
Shannon received his Bachelor of Music from Carson-Newman University in 2012 and in 2013, received his Bachelor of Science of The Recording Industry in Music Business (Artist Management) at MTSU. While in school, Shannon enjoyed performing on trumpet in various bands, gained great experience in the industry as a digital marketing intern at Vector Management on the row and worked with Bluegrass artist, Rhonda Vincent, as a social media marketing consultant.
Following graduation, Shannon joined A to Z Entertainment in Knoxville, TN as a booking agent for speakers, comedians, and multiple music genres. In 2015, Shannon became the full time road manager and played horn for the Dove Award Winning band, Sidewalk Prophets. After two years and 300+ shows, Shannon decided to come off the road to pursue a home-based career and joined the JRA team as a full time booking agent in May, 2017.
Favorite Leisure/Activities: Traveling. Playing jazz/gospel trumpet. Wood working. Smoking meats. Skiing. Hiking. Skeet Shooting. Netflix and travel dates with my wife.
Favorite Concerts: Front row Foreigner concert where I got my guitar signed by Mick Jones on stage. My first arena concert, Journey at Bridgestone. Playing trumpet with Doc Severinson at UTK. Front row Maroon 5 at the Grammy Nominations at Bridgestone. Front row, Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Tour.