2017 Hit Writer Line-Up

The songwriters listed in this line-up have been blessed to have reached every songwriter’s dream to have a song that makes it to the #1 spot on the Billboard Charts or earns a Dove Award in the Christian Music genre.

So far, the #1 Hit Singer/Songwriters coming to the 6th Annual SMSWF Aug. 16-20, 2017 are.

(Click on blue highlighted name for more information about the songwriter.)

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Tony Arata, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Tony Arata
The Dance
Garth Brooks
Fri. 08/18 8:00 PM Glenstone
Ticketed Concert

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Victoria Shaw, Country Artist, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Victoria Shaw
The River
Garth Brooks
Fri. 08/18 8:00 PM Glenstone
Ticketed Concert

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Pat Alger, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Songwriter, Gatlinburg, TN

Pat Alger
“Thunder Rolls” Gath Brooks
Fri. 08/18 8:00 PM Glenstone
Ticketed Concert

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Leslie Satcher, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Leslie Satcher
“Troubadour”
George Strait
Fri. 08/18 12:00 Noon Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Sat. 08/19 Sat. 4:30 PM Park Vista Lounge

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Jim Glaser, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Jim Glaser
“Woman Woman Do You Have Cheating on Your Mind”
Gary Pucket and The Union Gap
Fri. 08/18 8:00 PM Glenstone

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Lance Carpenter, Songwriter, SMSWF,Gatlinburg, TN

Lance Carpenter
“Love Me Like You Mean It”
Kelsea Ballerini
Fri. 08/18 6:00 PM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Sat. 08/19 7:30 PM Three Jimmy’s

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Larry Cordle, Songwriter, Bluegrass Workshop, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN

Larry Cordle
“Highway 40 Blues”
Ricky Skaggs
Sat. 08/19 3:00 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill
Sat. 08/19 7:45 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Carl Jackson, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Carl Jackson
“Fit For A King”
Garth Brooks
Fri. 08/18 9:00 PM Crystelle Creek
Sat. 08/19 7:45 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Jerry Salley, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Jerry Salley
“When We Both Say Good-Bye”
Fri. 08/18 9:00 PM Crystelle Creek
Sat. 08/19 7:45 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill
Sun. 08/20 11:45 AM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Sir Elton John

Bobby Tomberlin Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Bobby Tomberlin
“One More Day”
Diamond Rio
Fri. 08/18 8:00 PM Glenstone
Sat. 08/19 4:30 PM Park Vista Lounge
Sat. 08/19 7:30 PM Crystelle Creek

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Doug Johnson, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Doug Johnson
“Three Wooden Crosses”
Randy Travis
Fri. 08/18 5:00 PM Three Jmmy’s
Sat. 08/19 4:15 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Mark Narmore, Muscle Shoals, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Mark Narmore
“That’s What I Love About Sunday”
Craig Morgan
Fri. 08/18 6:30 PM Crystelle Creek
Sat. 08/19 7:30 PM Crystelle Creek

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Mark Nesler, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Mark Nesler
“Just to See You Smile”
Tim McGraw
Fri. 08/18 6:00 PM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Sat. 08/19 7:30 PM Dick’s Last Resort

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festiva, Tim Stafford, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Tim Stafford
“Someday”
Blue Highway
Fri. 08/18 6:30 PM Crystelle Creek
Sat. 08/19 6:00 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Chris Wallin, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Chris Wallin
“Don’t Blink
Kenny Chesney
Sat. 08/19 3:00 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill
Sat. 08/19 6:00 PM Courtyard Marriott

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Will Nance, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Wil Nance
“She’s Everything”
Brad Paisley
Fri. 08/18 2:30 Three Jimmy’s
Fri. 08/18 10:00 PM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Sat. 08/19 4:15 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Steve Dean, Hits & Grins, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Steve Dean
“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins
Fri. 08/18 6:00 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill
Sat. 08/19 7:45 PM Marriott Courtyard

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bill Whyte, Songwriter, Nashville Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Nashville, TN, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN

Bill Whyte
“Retired”
Ray Stevens
Fri. 08/18 6:00 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill – HITS AND GRINS
Sat. 08/195:45 PM Crystelle Creek
Sat. 08/19 10:00 PM Park Vista Lounge

Brian White, Gospel, Songwriter, Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Gatinbrg, TN

Brian White
“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins
8/18 Fri 7:15 PM Courtyard Marriott
8/19 Sat 7 PM Park Vista Lounge
8/20 Sun 11 AM Gatlinburg Inn – Sound Biscuit Productions Stage

 

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Jeff Silvey, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Jeff Silvey
“Oh What A Perfect Day”
George Strait
Fri. 08/18 8:15 PM Park Vista Lounge
Sat. 08/19 6:15 PM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Sun 08/20 11:45 Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Songwriters. Danny Wells, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Danny Wells
“Check Yes Or No”
George Strait
Fri. 08/18 10:00 PM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Sat. 08/19 4:15 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, John Condrone, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

John Condrone
“If You Stole My Heart”
Kym Simon
Fri. 08/18 10:00 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill
Sat. 08/19 5:30 PM The Ship
Sat. 08/19 7:30 PM Dick’s Last Resort

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Karyn Williams, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Karyn Williams
“He’s Already There”
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Fri. 7:15 PM Courtyard Marriott
Sat. 08/19 7:00 PM Park Vista Lounge
Sun. 08/20 11:00 AM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Benjy Gaither, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Benjy Gaither
“Love Can Turn The World”
The Gaither Vocal Band
Fri. 08/18 8:15 PM Park Vista Lounge
Sat. 08/19 6:15 PM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Gerald Smith, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Gerald Smith
The Georgia Quakerjack
“What Part Of No”
Lorrie Morgan
Fri. 08/18 3:30 PM Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Productions Stage
Fri. 08/18 10:00 PM Drafts Sports Bar and Grill
Sat. 08/19 5:45 PM Crystelle Creek

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Kim Williams, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

RIP Kim Williams
Hall of Fame Songwriter
“Papa Loved Mama” Garth Brooks

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Tony Mullins, Songwriter, Gatlinburg, TN

Tony Mullins
“How Forever Feels”
Kenny Chesney
Fri. 08/18 8:45 PM Three Jimmy’s
Sat. 08/19 6:00PM Courtyard Marriott

 

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