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Now there was a song: Gene Watson

Now there was a song: Gene Watson

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1980: three Federal agencies agreed to pay $2.1 billion for bankrupt Penn Central Railroad; 80 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas; in Italy 3,000 people were killed in Europe’s biggest earthquake since 1915; and a singer fromRead More

Swing an ax at Lumberjack Feud

Swing an ax at Lumberjack Feud

Entertainment, Local News November 17, 2015 at 8:42 pm 0 comments

By Rachelle Burkett-Rodarte There’s a feud going on in Pigeon Forge with The Great Annual Christmas Competition. The roar of chainsaws wielded by muscle bound loggers racing to demolish four and six foot logs are certain proof. One look at the muscles on the men at the feud will makeRead More

Smoky Mountain Opry kicks off Christmas season with new show

Smoky Mountain Opry kicks off Christmas season with new show

Entertainment, Local News November 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The Smoky Mountain Opry launches the Christmas season with a new holiday show featuring Christmas music, inspiring gospel music, dancing comedy and, of course, Santa Claus. With a crew of 40 performers, the SMO features the largest cast of any show in the Smokies. The show beginsRead More

Hatfield and McCoy kick off season with Christmas Disaster

Hatfield and McCoy kick off season with Christmas Disaster

Entertainment, Local News November 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Theater kicked off the 2015 Christmas season with a new show, The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster. The two feudin’ families are at it again this time competing with one another in the Christmas Festivus Best Cabin Light competition. The contest isRead More

Yearwood to light up Graceland

Yearwood to light up Graceland

Entertainment, State News November 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

By Cindy Dupree Graceland will officially begin the holiday season when three-time Grammy award-winning country artist Trisha Yearwood “flips the switch” on the traditional lights and decorations during the annual lighting ceremony on Friday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. CST and performs a song for guests gathered for this specialRead More

Now there was a song: the Louvin Brothers

Now there was a song: the Louvin Brothers

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 17, 2015 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1962: The United States halted atmospheric testing and urged a world-wide ban; Texan Billy Sol Estes was found guilty of real estate swindling; U.S. announced that all missile bases in Cuba had been dismantled; and two brothers from Section, Alabama had their 12th chartedRead More

Tennessee’s holiday season is full of excitement

Tennessee’s holiday season is full of excitement

Entertainment, Local News, State News November 17, 2015 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Stravinsky Smoky Mountain Winterfest blankets Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in millions of lights and holiday displays throughout the area. Christmas programs and holiday concerts are performed, bringing together the three cities for an unforgettable holiday season. Gatlinburg’s Annual Fantasy of Lights parade December 4 hosts illuminated floats,Read More

Southern style: T.G. Sheppard brings together some duets with friends

Southern style: T.G. Sheppard brings together some duets with friends

Entertainment, Southern Style November 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks It’s been nearly 13 years since country legend T.G. Sheppard released his last commercial album, and now he is back and better than ever with Legendary Friends & Country Duets. The star-studded project features collaborations with icons like George Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, JerryRead More

What’s new for Winterfest in Sevierville

What’s new for Winterfest in Sevierville

Entertainment, Local News November 17, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

SEVIERVILLE (press release)—Sevierville’s Winterfest celebration will offer some new elements this year, including but not limited to: Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas of Light at Smoky Mountain Palace Theater: This live music event features the artwork of Thomas Kinkade on massive screens, plus live music (both traditional Christmas songs and newly composedRead More

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer returns to Dollywood for Christmas

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer returns to Dollywood for Christmas

Entertainment, Local News November 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

Final season for Dollywood’s “A Christmas Carol” By Wes Ramey Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer leads Santa’s sleigh back to Pigeon Forge for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 7–Jan. 3). Rudolph and his special friends enjoyed visiting Dollywood guests so much last year that they’ve decided to packRead More