It would not be a Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival without including Kim Williams at the top of the “hit” songwriter list! Some of Kim’s hits include: “Ain’t Going Down Till the Sun Comes Up”, “Papa Loved Mama”, “She’s Gonna Make It”, and “It’s Midnight Cinderella” with Garth Brooks; “Three Wooden Crosses” for Randy Travis; “Blue Angel” for Aaron Tippon, “Haunted Heart” for Sammy Kershaw, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” for Reba McEntire; “Overnight Male” for George Strait as seen in the movie ‘Pure Country’. His songs have been on over 100 million units sold worldwide by artists such as Garth Brooks, the Gaither vocal band, George Strait, Reba McEntire, George Jones, Ray Price & Kenny Chesney just to name a few. Kim is one of country music’s legendary figures. One of country music’s legendary figures, Kim, an East Tennessee native, is one of the most successful songwriters of modern history. Kim had his first number one song, “If the Devil Danced in Empty Pockets” within his first year of signing with Tree International. It wasn’t long before Kim’s steady string of top charting songs rocked the country music landscape as Garth Brooks’ phenomena caught hold worldwide. Kim’s mastery of the song craft is unsurpassed in the world of country music. Many of today’s top writers credit Kim as a major influence, and even as the reason they got involved in writing songs to begin with. Kim’s humility and charm make him a jewel of a human being and an inspiration to those around him. Kim is currently signed to Hillbilly Culture Enhanced Music Publishing Company where he serves as a mentor to aspiring songwriters belonging to the Hillbilly Culture Club, a global community of songwriters.