2016 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.

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

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

Tony Arata
“Dance” Garth Brooks”
Ticketed Concert Sat. 27th 7PM
The Glenstone Lodge

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Kent Blazy, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Kent Blazy
“Ain’t Goin Down Til the Sun Comes Up”
Garth Brooks
Ticketed Concert Sat. 27 7PM
The Glenstone Lodge

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

Pat Alger
“Thunder Rolls” – Garth Brooks
Ticketed Concert Sat. Aug. 27 7PM
The Glenstone Lodge

Bobby Tomberlin Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Bobby Tomberlin
“One More Day”
Diamond Rio
Courtyard at the Marriott
Fri Aug. 26 8-10 PM
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Sat. Aug 26 3-4 PM
Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill
Sat. Aug 27 9-10 PM

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festial, Keith Anderson, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Keith Anderson
“Wildflowers”
“Lost In This Moment” Big & Rich
Gatlinburg Inn Lawn
Kick-Off Show
Thurs Aug 25 8PM

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Scott Reeves, Songwriter, Hollywood TV Star, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN

Scott Reeves
“Made in America”
Toby Keith
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Sat Aug 26 5:15 – 7:15 PM
Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill
Sat. 9-10 PM

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

Jim Glaser
“Woman, Woman (Do You Have Cheating On Your Mind)”
Gary Puckett
Courtyard at the Marriott
Fri Aug 26 8-10 PM

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

Carl Jackson
“Fit For A King”
Garth Brooks
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Fri Aug 26 4:30-5:30 PM
Sat Aug 27 9-11 PM

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

Jerry Salley
“When We Both Say Good-Bye”
Sir Elton John
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Fri Aug 26 4:30-5:30 PM
Sat Aug 27 9-10 PM
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Sun Aug. 28 10:30-11:30

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bill Labounty, Songwriiter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Bill Labounty
“Rock My World Little Country Girl”
Brooks & Dunn
Courtyard at the Marriott
Fri Aug 26 8-10 PM
Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill
Sat. Aug 27 9-10 PM

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Max T. Barnes, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Max T. Barnes
“Love Me”
Colin Raye
Park Vista Lobby
Fri Aug 26 5:15-7:15 PM
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Sat. Aug 27 9:15-10:15 PM

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

Mark Narmore
“That’s What I Love About Sunday”
Craig Morgan
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Fri Aug 26 8-10 PM
Sat Aug 27 6:45-7:45 PM

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

Wil Nance
“She’s Everything”
Brad Paisley
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Fri Aug. 26 8:15-10:15 PM
Gatinburg Inn – Sound Biscuit Stage
Sat Aug 27 4:15-5:15 PM

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

Steve Dean
“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins
Park Vista Lobby
Fri Aug 26 7:30-9:30 PM
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Sat. Aug 27 4:15-5:15 PM

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

Bill Whyte
“Retired”
Ray Stevens
Park Vista Lobby
Fri Aug 26 7:30-9:30 PM
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Sat Aug 27 4:15-5:15 PM

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

Doug Johnson
“Three Wooden Crosses”
Randy Travis
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Fri Aug 26 8:15-10:15 PM
Dick’s Last Resort
Sat Aug 27 5:15-6:15 PM

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

Jeff Silvey
“Oh What A Perfect Day”
George Strait
The Ship Pub
Sat Aug 27 7:30-9:30 PM
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Sun Aug 28 10:30-11:30 AM

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

Danny Wells
“Check Yes Or No”
George Strait
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Fri Aug 26 8:15-10:15 PM
Dick’s Last Resort
Sat Aug 27 5:15-6:15 PM

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

Mark Nesler
“Just to See You Smile”
Tim McGraw
Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Stage
Fri Aug 26 8-10 PM
Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill
Sat Aug 27 7:45-8:45 PM

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Aaron Barker, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Aaron Barker
“Love Without End, Amen”
George Strait
Dick’s Last Resort
Fri Aug 26 7:30-8:30 PM
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Sat Aug 27 5:515-7:15 PM

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

Tim Stafford
“Someday”
Blue Highway
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Fri Aug 26 6:45-7:45 PM
Park Vista Lobby
Sat Aug 27 7:45-9:45 PM

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

Brian White
“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins
Park Vista Lobby
Sat Aug 27 7:45-9:45 PM
Gatlinburg Inn – Sound Biscuit Stage
Sun Aug 28 10:45 – 11:45 AM

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

Karyn Williams
“He’s Already There”
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Park Vista Lobby
Sat Aug 27 7:45-9:45 PM
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Sun Aug. 28 10:45-11:45 AM

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

Tony Mullins
“How Forever Feels”
Kenny Chesney
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Fri Aug 26 4:15-5:15 PM
Three Jimmy’s Eatery
Sat Aug. 27 5:15-7:15 PM

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

John Condrone
“If You Stole My Heart”
Kym Simon
Thurs Aug 25 Gatlinburg Inn Lawn
Opening Ceremonies
Gatlinburg Inn Sound Biscuit Stage
Fri Aug 26 8-10 PM
Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill
Sat Aug 27 7:45-8:45 PM
Gatlinburg Inn-Sound Biscuit Stage
Sun Aug 28 Noon-1 PM

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, Gerald Smith, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Gerald Smith
“What Part Of No” Lorrie Morgan
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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