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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Hit the Trails This Summer At the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Gatlinburg Hiking Trails

Sure, it may be a little rainy in Gatlinburg this week, but that only means that the trails will be even lusher and greener at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! July is almost here and this means that hikers from around the country will be traveling to our humble town to experience one

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Whitewater Rafting in the Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Rafting

My first white water rafting experience was in college. I befriended a raft guide, and before I knew it I was headed down the rambling rapids of the Chattooga River in Northern Georgia. I had no idea how much fun it would be to experience Southern Appalachia from the river wild. Not only did

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Veggies, Fruit, Baked Goods and More at Gatlinburg’s Farmer’s Market

gatlinburg-farmers-market

If you are like me, springtime and summertime means that the local farmer’s market will open and start offering a variety of delicious treats. Sure, you can pick up some great produce at the grocery store, but there is nothing like buying your food fresh from the people who have actually grown it. That

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