Melonie Cannon

"The gentle acoustic instrumentation is played by heavenly angels.  And her voice, her voice, her voice... it's one for the ages"
Bob Oermann,
Music Row Magazine

Catch a Rising Star!


2005 IBMA World of Bluegrass Showcase Artist

Melonie Cannon & Tennessee Road

Friday, July 29th 2005, 7:30 pm

Hosted by Archie and Pris Warnock
Crownsville, MD
Phone 410-766-3115 or email to warnock_at_awcubed_dot_com

Melonie Cannon

"Melonie Cannon's heartfelt vocals will make you want to listen to her songs again and again."
Dan Tyminski

"A combination of her vocal prowess, a crack bluegrass studio band and top-shelf material from some of Nashville's A-list tunesmiths make for a winning debut."
Ray Waddell, Billboard

"Melonie Cannon makes her solo debut with a thoughtful set of acoustic bluegrass and folk-styled songs that well serve her expressive alto voice and meditative approach... Her restraint and cool are bracing qualities that become more engaging with repeat listenings."
David McGee, Barnes&

Directly from the stage of the world-famous Ryman Auditorium(*), we are pleased to present Skaggs Family Records recording artist Melonie Cannon and her band, Tennessee Road, in an up-close-and-personal house concert in Crownsville, Maryland, midway between Annapolis and BWI Airport.

Daughter of Nashville songwriter and producer Buddy Cannon, Melonie has been around the music business literally all of her life. She was just fourteen when she sang on her first recording session. And by the time she'd reached high school, studio dates filled her calendar, working with artists including Sammy Kershaw, John Michael Montgomery, George Jones and Kenny Chesney.

After a short stint in the Army, Melonie returned to Nashville and began visiting Nashville’s legendary bluegrass venue, The Station Inn – and her new musical circle of friends widened to include some of Bluegrass’ best musicians. Eventually she began bringing these friends over to play together, just as her father had done with his colleagues years when Melonie was young child. One of these new friends was Ronnie Bowman, the former lead-singer for one of Bluegrass music’s most popular bands, The Lonesome River Band.  Bowman lined up an A-list group of bluegrass musicians which included Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Rob McCoury, Barry Bales, Stuart Duncan and Rob Ickes and they went into the studio to begin recording tracks for Melonie’s debut album.  After Ricky Skaggs heard the recordings on Hairl Hensley's bluegrass show on WSM, he sought her out and signed her to his record company.  And her self-titled album continues to open doors for her.

We are very fortunate to be able to present Melonie and her terrific band in such an intimate setting.  You do not want to miss this rare opportunity to catch a rising bluegrass star.  You can see Melonie's CMT videos online at

Please join us on Friday, July 29 for an evening with one of bluegrass music's most promising up-and-coming new stars. We are located in Crownsville, MD, a few miles northwest of Annapolis. Directions will be provided when you make your reservation.

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(*) where she is playing the previous night, sharing the stage with Patty Loveless, the Grascals and Cherryholmes

Light refreshments will be provided.

No Smoking - No Pets (ours prefer only human visitors)

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 27, 2005, as seating is limited

Guarantee your seat by sending a check in advance

Phone 410-766-3115 or email warnock_at_awcubed_dot_com