2018 Hit Writers Line Up

The songwriters listed below have been blessed to have reached every songwriter’s dream to have a song that turns into a HIT on the Billboard Charts, Bluegrass Charts or earns a Dove Award in Christian Music.

(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

Smoky Mountains Songwrtiers Festival, Rafe Van Hoy, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Rafe Van Hoy
“Golden Ring”
George Jones and
Tammy Wynette

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Buddy Cannon, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Buddy Cannon
“Give It Away”
George Strait

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Dan Demay, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Dan Demay
“If Something Should Happen”
Darryl Worley

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Leslie Satcher, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Leslie Satcher
“Troubadour”
George Strait

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Phillip White, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Philip White
“I’m Movin On
Rascal Flats

Bobby Tomberlin, Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Bobby Tomberlin
“One More Day”
Diamond Rio

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Randy Brooks, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Randy Brooks
“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”
Elmo Shropshire

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bill LaBounty, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Bill Labounty
“Somewhere In The Vicinity of The Heart”
Allison Kraus & Shendoah

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Will Nance, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Wil Nance
“She’s Everything”
Brad Paisley

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Doug Johnson, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Doug Johnson
“Three Wooden Crosses”
Randy Travis

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Mark Narmore, Muscle Shoals, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Mark Narmore
“That’s What I Love About Sunday”
Craig Morgan

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Mark Nesler, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Mark Nesler
“Just to See You Smile”
Tim McGraw

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Tony Mullins, Songwriter, Gatlinburg, TN
Tony Mullins
“How Forever Feels”
Kenny Chesney

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Chris Wallin, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Chris Wallin
“Don’t Blink
Kenny Chesney

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Victoria Vernier, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Victoria Venier
“Back To You”
Take Six
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Steve Dean, Hits & Grins, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Steve Dean
“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bill Whyte, Songwriter, Nashville Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Nashville, TN, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN
Bill Whyte
“Retired”
Ray Stevens
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Brady Seals, Songwriter, Nashville, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN
Brady Seals
God Blessed Texas”
Little Texas

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Jeff Silvey, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Jeff Silvey
“Oh What A Perfect Day”
George Strait

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Songwriters. Danny Wells, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Danny Wells
“Check Yes Or No”
George Strait

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Larry Cordle, Songwriter, Bluegrass Workshop, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN
Larry Cordle
“Highway 40 Blues”
Ricky Skaggs

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Jerry Salley, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Jerry Salley
“When We Both Say Good-Bye”
Sir Elton John

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Steve Gulley, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Steve Gulley
“Through The Window of A Train”
Blue Highway

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Gerald Smith, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Gerald Smith
The Georgia Quakerjack
“What Part Of No”
Lorrie Morgan
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Troy Martin, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Troy Martin
“Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye”
George Strait

 

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Lance Carpenter, Songwriter, SMSWF,Gatlinburg, TN
Lance Carpenter
“Love Me Like You Mean It”
Kelsea Ballerini

Brian White, Gospel, Songwriter, Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Gatinbrg, TN
Brian White
“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins

Karyn Williams Songwriter, Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Gatlinburg, TN
Karyn Williams
“He’s Already There”
Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, John Condrone, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
John Condrone
“If You Stole My Heart”
Kym Simon

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Mark True, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Mark True
“Why Did You Leave The One You Left For Me”
Crystal Gayle

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bobby Starned, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Bobby Starnes
“Wilkes County Clay”
Blue Highway

Jeff McClellan, Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, SMSWF, 3rd Annual SMSWF Stage Spots, Gatlinburg, TN
Jeff McClellan
Rainy Day Blues
Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive

Smoky Mountians Songwriters Fesrival, Pete Sallis, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Pete Sallis
“Shut Up And Fish” – Maddie & Tae
Nashville, TN

Marc Alan Barnette, Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Songwriter, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN Musical Songwriter Tours of Nashville
Marc Alan Barnette
“Rescued Me” – John Berry
Nashville, TN

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Sean Gasaway, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Sean Gasaway
“Stomp”
Pittsburg Steelers

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Randy Finchum, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Randy Finchum 
“I Can’t Wait To Waste A Little Time”
Sammy Kershaw

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Kim Williams, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
RIP Kim Williams
Hall of Fame Songwriter
“Papa Loved Mama”
“Aint Goin Down Til The Sun Comes Up”
Garth Brooks
“Three Wooden Crosses”
Randy Travis
& many, many more

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bobby Marquez, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Bobby Marquez
“Marlboro Man” – George Strait