The Band Perry

The Band Perry

I wasn’t the only one swept away by this smash hit.  The Band Perry’s single, “If I Die Young” went on to quadruple platinum and hit Number 1 on Billboard’s Country and American Country  charts in 2010.  This one single quickly catapulted The Band Perry into super stardom faster than you can say white

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Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

smoky mountain songwriters festival

There is a rich tradition of songwriting and music in the state of Tennessee. While most people might be more familiar with Nashville as a songwriting and Country music hub, Eastern Tennessee is also home to many great musicians and songwriters.  After all it is from these Appalachian Mountains that The Carter Family, some

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Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales in Downtown Gatlinburg

Tunes and Tales in Gatlinburg

When I was a kid one of my favorite memories is my grandmother playing her guitar and singing old country ballads and folk songs to me. She would strum and sing, and though I didn’t realize it at the time, she was passing on a part of herself and our southern heritage to me. Gatlinburg is

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Plan Your Spring Trip to Gatlinburg with These April 2013 Events

gatlinburg-springtime

Spring is finally here! Well, it may still be a little chilly outside but we can still feel the difference that spring brings to Gatlinburg. As the weather starts to creep towards higher temperatures, we are already planning our spring influx of regular visitors and first-time guests. Not sure when to visit? Take a

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Smoky Mountain Music Festival

Dolly Parton

Gatlinburg is famous for many things, undoubtedly a favorite tourist destination set just outside the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But who would guess they are also host to one of the most exciting and unique music festivals of its kind in the country, the Smoky Mountain Music Festival? Every year hundreds of students

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