Cannon Creek is a bluegrass band based out of the Sequatchie Valley in Tennessee. The band provides great instrumental performances as well as award-winning lead vocals and amazing harmony vocals.
What sets Cannon Creek apart is the fact that they are comfortable in many bluegrass settings. Their repertoire includes traditional, progressive, and gospel bluegrass songs as well as “grassed up” pop songs. This translates into the broad diversity of their audience, people who enjoy a variety of genres are drawn to Cannon Creek’s music.
Some Noteable Accomplishments:
Bluegrass Underground at the Caverns - June 30, 2018, Cannon Creek opened for Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press at the Caverns in Pellham, TN.
Award-Winning - On July 6, 2018, our lead singer, Audrey Smith, won first prize in the Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree Old-Time Appalachian Solo competition. On July 21, 2018, Cannon Creek won 1st prize at the Scopes Festival Band Competition. Jack Smith, won 3rd place in the mandolin competition that day as well.
Robust Social Media Presence - We have 9,000+ followers on Facebook. We posted a video at the end of June 2018, and within 10 days, we had over 1 million views. That video was later picked up and posted by 8 national pages and now has well over 2 million views. In July of 2017, Cannon Creek was honored to be the first band to record the song, “Rocky Top” in the room where it was written. We posted it on Facebook and it was an instant hit, receiving over 100,000 views in the first weekend. Neyland Stadium, the city of Gatlinburg and Ear Trumpet Labs used this video for promotional purposes.
Dollywood - Cannon Creek had the privilege of being hired by the kind folks at Dollywood to perform for guests during the Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival in May 2018.
National Cornbread Festival - Cannon Creek had the privilege of playing at the National Corbread Festival in April 2018.
Uncle Dave Macon Days - The band also has the honor of playing at Uncle Dave Macon Days on July 14, 2018.
WRCB-TV Channel 3 Interview - Cannon Creek was a featured guest on Chattanooga's own 3 Plus You program on June 25, 2018.
WDVX Blue Plate Special - Cannon Creek was a featured guest on Knoxville's Blue Plate Special program on June 29, 2018.
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales during the summers of 2017 and 2018. They were hired by the city of Gatlinburg to stroll the streets and play music for guests visiting the city.
The City of Gatlinburg has hired Cannon Creek to be on the city’s Christmas parade float and perform “Rocky Top” with the songwriter’s son.
The City of Gatlinburg hired Cannon Creek to provide music for The Taste of Autumn, an annual fundraiser for the United Way.
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine - Cannon Creek was quoted in the March 2018 issue of "Bluegrass Unlimited" telling our story of how we have come to use Ear Trumpet Labs' microphone, Myrtle.
The Bluegrass Jamboree has been gracious enough to play Cannon Creek's music on their radio station along with several others. We are now being played on radio stations from North Carolina to California.