NashvilleSingerSongwriterFriends 8/27/2016 #1 – Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

 ‘On Top of Old Smoky….all covered with Snow…’ That’s where many of our Nashville Singer/Songwriter friends are this weekend. We see all the postings about the events with lots of photos. So that’s our focus to this post – Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival  in Gatlinburg TN USA.

At Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Jerry Salley shared Molly Jeanne‘s post.

Molly Jeanne

Molly Jeanne said:

I had the honor of doing a show with Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley – Songwriter-Singer at Three Jimmy’s in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I was thrilled when Jerry asked me to sing his song, “The Broken Ones.” It is so beautiful, with such a nice message.
2016 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival #smswf


Molly Jeanne, Jerry Salley, & Carl Jackson singing “The Broken Ones”

Jerry Salley, J.B. Rudd, and Vip Vipperman wrote this beautiful song. I was honored to sing it with Jerry and Carl Jackson. For more of my cover songs and or…




Rick Stewart at Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Gatlinburg  TN USA

Rick said:

Crysteel Creek with Tammy Stewart, Marc Alan Barnette, Mark Stephen Jones, Smokey Mountain Songwriters Festival Gatlinburg Tn.

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Sasha Arnkoff Thompson at Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Gatlinburg · TN USA

Sasha said:

Watching Rick Stewart, Tammy Stewart, Marc-Alan Barnette and Marc Stephen Jones singing some awesome tunes now. #smswf

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Davis Corley at Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Davis said:

I’m back at the Smokey Mountain Songwriter’s Festival this year. Here’s my schedule for this weekend:

-Friday, Aug 26th, 4:00 Park Vista Lobby with Jared Hard
-Saturday, Aug 27th, 12:30 Three Jimmy’s with Mark Stephen Jones, Rick Stewart and Tammy Stewart
-Saturday, Aug 27th, 6:45 Sound Biscuit Stage with Scott Southworth, Marc-Alan Barnette and Heino Moeller

Come say howdy!



Davis Corley shared Mark Addison Chandler‘s photo.
at Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Gatlinburg TN USA


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Mark Addison Chandler in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
at Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Mark said:

Davis and Jared are slinging some serious stories in the Smokies. @daviscorley @jared.hard #smsf #singersongwriter #nashville #gatlinburg



Nancy said:

#NashvilleMusic #EastTNMusic shared for Rick Stewart, Tammy Stewart and StewartssongwriterShows – At Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
Rick Stewart added a new photo to Rick Stewart Songs’s timeline — with Tammy Stewart and Mark Stephen Jones in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

At Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Rick said:
Catch us in beautiful Gatlinburg TN USA this weekend, songwriters and music all over the town. Playing a few shows around town…

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Rick Stewart to Rick Stewart Songs

Catch us in beautiful Gatlinburg Tn this weekend, songwriters and music all over the town. Playing a few shows around town…


Two shows today here Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatinburg after a great “Hits & Grins” show last night. Today at 4:15 I’m on the Soundbiscuit Stage (no gray) in front of the Gatllinburg Hotel at 4:30 pm withWil Nance & Steve Dean. Tonight…back at the Park Vista Hotel at 7:30 pm with Gerald Smith and Tim Stafford. C’mon if you can.

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Been a great productive day today at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg. Wrote a fun song with Steve Dean and a great group of folks. Finished up…and headed into the park and climbed Clingman’s dome. They only had to hit me with the paddles twice. Beautiful views. Fog at the top. And the walk down was mucho easier. You can see my car down there…waaay down there somewhere. #smokymtnationalpark

Bill Whyte's photo.
Bill Whyte's photo.
Bill Whyte's photo.
Bill Whyte's photo.

Marikay Patterson Harris and Frances Sinkler. 2 of the Sweetest and Most Beautiful Folks you will ever meet. I met them last year and here we are again this year sitting on the Porch at the Gatlinburg Inn. I call them the “Ouu Ouu Girls” #SouthCarolinaSouthernBelles #BestFriends#ILoveTheseGals #SmokyMountainSongwritingFestival #GoodFolks

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I’m in some great writers rounds all weekend in Gatlinburg, TN as part of the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival!!

Fri @ 7:45 @ Crystelle Creek
With Jeff Lane and Joe Hash
Fri @ 10:15 @ The Gatlinburg Inn, Sound Biscuit Stage
With Sean Gasaway, Jonathan Dean, and Mary Hartman
Sat @ 5:15 @ the Ship Pub
With Mary Hartman
#smswf #livemusic

And Mary Hartman said:
One of the Great Rounds I’m in at the Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival! Yeeee Hawwwww!


I took this photo in the Smoky Mountains about an hour ago…Notice the drapes (trees)…It looks like it was gonna rain..but it didn’t…it was spectacular! #SongwriterLostInTheSmokyMountains #ILoveBeingLost

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Hope to see you at my shows coming up at The Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, TN on the following dates:

August 25 – with Craig Alan – SMSWF Opening Ceremony, Gatlinburg Inn 7:00 pm

August 26 – with Mark Nesler “Just To See You Smile” (Tim McGraw) & Mark Narmore “That’s What I Love About Sunday” (Craig Morgan) – Sound Biscuit Stage, Gatlinburg Inn 8:00 pm

August 27 – with Mark Nesler “Just To See You Smile” (Tim McGraw) & Sean Gasaway “Stomp” – Crystelle Creek Restaraunt & Grill 7:45 pm

August 28 – with Randy Finchum “I Can’t Wait To Waste A Little Time” (Sammy Kershaw) – Sound Biscuit Stage, Gatlinburg Inn 12:00 pm


Pamela Lack shared Bobby Earl Ray‘s post.

posted on July 22 ·
Pamela said:

Great News!!! Bobby and I and our friend and cowriter, Jean Nolan, are thrilled to announce that our song Screen Door is a finalist in the top 3 of the Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival. We couldn’t be happier. On August 27th, at the festival finale there are will be performances by the finalists and a vote by seven industry judges for a grand prize winner and an audience favorite. Our awesome cowriter, Jean is graciously coming out to perform, thank goodness, because Bobby and I aren’t singers!!! LOL!!!

The other song we submitted, Heartache Callin My Name, that we wrote with terrific singer / songwriter Dustin Herring received an Honorable Mention. Way to go Dustin!!!

Bobby Earl Ray

posted on July 22 ·
Bobby said:

Proud to announce our song Screen Door is one of the three finalists in the country division of the Smokey Mountain Songwriter festival. Co written with Pamela Lack, and Jean Nolan. It will be performed in the finale of the festival. Our radio hit, “Heartache Callin My Name” also received an honorable mention in that category. Watch for our new release of “Get To Me” coming shortly. Thanks to the festival for this honor…



So thrilled that my father-in-law and mega hit songwriter Gerald Smith (Lorrie Morgan “What Part Of No”/George Straight/George Jones,etc.) will also be performing up in Gatlinburg this week!

Gatlinburg Inn – Sound Biscuit Stage
Fri Aug 26 1:45-2:45 PM
Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill.
Fri Aug 26 9 – 10 PM
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Sat Aug 27 3-4 PM

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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is proud to have Hee Haw’s Gerald Smith and hit songwriter perform at our Fifth Annual Songwriters Festival Aug 24 – 28. Gerald will perform Fri Aug 26 on the Sound Biscuit Stage at Gatlinburg Inn from 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm and Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Sat Aug 27 at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. SMSWF will provide free music venues throughout Gatlinburg and The Arts and Crafts Community with over 150 singer/songwriters performing their original music. SMSWF is proud to present three ticketed concerts; Garth Brooks Hall of Fame Songwriters with Sylvia “Nobody” as their opening kickoff at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg; EmiSunshine will be performing at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; The Farm Hands will also be performing at DreamMore. These concerts will have limited seating and you can purchase your tickets and find all other Festival information on our website at and like us on Facebook at Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.


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