2021 Lineup

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Tony Arata

Tony Arata best known song is “The Dance”, a number-one U.S. country hit for Garth Brooks in 1990 which was nominated at the 33rd Grammy Awards for Best Country Song. He also wrote No. 1 U.S. country hit “Dreaming with My Eyes Open” recorded by Clay Walker. Arata was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Rafe Van Hoy

Rafe Van Hoy – Rafe has been active and successful as both writer and producer over four decades with credits in several categories and genres of music, including a Grammy Nomination, 11 BMI One Million…  

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Will Nance

Wil Nance – a multi-platinum, chart topping songwriter who earned his first number one song at country radio with George Strait’s “Round About Way”, CMA Album of the Year…

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Brady Seals

Brady Seals – Singer/songwriter/artist Brady Seals has a pedigree for success. You could say that music is “in his blood,” as he is related to numerous industry heavyweights including…

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Pete Sallis

Pete Sallis – Pete writes for Shakes Spear Music. He is a Grammy nominated songwriter who’s had cuts across the genres. The pop of American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, Betty Who, and David Archuleta…

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Gerald Smith

Gerald Smith – a prolific songwriter, smith has penned such number one songs as “What Part of No” for Lorrie Morgan and “Every Second “ for Collin Raye. he has also had cuts by George Strait…

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Bobby Starnes

Bobby Starnes – With over 100 cuts, a few number 1’s and several top 10 bluegrass hits, many people consider Bobby Starnes a bluegrasser. But his repertoire consists of everything from gospel to rock-n-roll…

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Victoria Venier

Victoria Venier – A member of one of GSF favorite songwriter trio’s, Hits and Grins,  which includes Steve Dean and Bill Whyte. She is also a part of the explosive vocal powerhouse TNT with…

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Chris Wallin

Chris Wallin – Wallin has topped the charts with classics-in-the-making for the industry’s biggest stars: “Love Me If You Can” by Toby Keith, “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney, “I’m Tryin’” by…

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Brian White

Bryan White – As a touring artist signed with a major record deal, he fronted the Christian rock band “Brian White & Justice” for 15 years, recording 5 projects. As a writer his songs have…

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Danny Wells

Danny Wells – George Strait – “Check Yes Or No”, Rascal Flatts –“These Days”, and Craig Morgan – “Little Bit Of Life” 

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Bill Whyte

Bill Whyte – Bill’s unique presentation of funny and twisted songs makes him a favorite everywhere he entertains. His tribute to AARP “Retired” was recorded by Ray Stevens and…

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Karyn Williams

Karyn Williams – Karyn is a #1 songwriter, a 9-time marathoner, author of the best selling book “The Takeaway” and was named by BILLBOARD Magazine as a “Best Bet” for new music…

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Steve Dean

Steve Dean – Rodney Atkins -“Watching You”, Oak Ridge Boys- “It Takes A Little Rain”, George Straight – “Round About Way”, Alabama- “Southern Star”, Reba McEntire – “Walk On”

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Jerry Salley

Jerry Salley has hits in country, bluegrass, and gospel including Reba McEntire – “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain”, John Anderson – “I Fell In The Water” many more. He was nominated in 2019 for both the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and a GRAMMY for producing, Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout. Salley is the 2018 & 2019 IBMA Songwriter of the Year 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year.

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Irene Kelley is an American country and bluegrass musician. As a songwriter, she has written for Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, and the Osborne Brothers. 

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Casey Kearney is a fresh take on the country music scene. Her personal songs effortlessly convey both the sweetness of a Southern… 

Karree Phillips is an high energy International Country Recording Artist Star with tours in Europe and Canada. She has performed with Grande Ole Opry Stars Del Reeves and Jack Green…

Phil Tittle is a singer-songwriter based out of Pensacola, Florida. His music has traces of blues, country, rock, and singer-songwriter influences that fit nicely…

Michael Mitchell is a performing songwriter originally from East Tennessee who now resides in Nashville. His solo performances tend to have an Americana / Folk feel. His first album “North Carolina” was considered a “labor of love” by Gone Country Magazine.

Craig offers a very diverse set list to his listeners. Southern born and raised, Nashville recording and award-winning touring artist 2021 World Songwriting Award Winner-Best Traditional Country Song- “Blackberry Whiskey” – Winter 2021 Alabama Music Awards Nominee- Male Country Artist 2020 World Songwriting Award-Finalist

Of August means “coming from a place of respect, wisdom, & character”. August delivers folk-rock melodies with a strong pop sensibility. Lyrics explore topics on life, love, and faithalongside August’s up beat rhythmic guitar. 

Rob Redwine is an American born singer-songwriter and touring musician from Fort Worth, Texas. He has written over 600 songs and recorded six albums with several radio hits included…

Fish Fisher is a touring songwriter & artist based out of Gatlinburg, Nashville & Toledo. He sounds like a moonpie & dances like a treeroot.

Bob Davoli is a singer-songwriter based in New England. In the last three years, Bob has been nominated thirteen times as a finalist or semi-finalist in seven national and international songwriting contests. Bob recently released an acclaimed 3-CD set of his original work. Here’s a quote by Livingston Taylor: “The spirit of John Prine and Bob Dylan are whisked away to another dimension, and it returns as Bob Davoli. Prepare to open your heart and feel.”

Freddie Lee Revival is his name and revival is his game. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Freddie Lee Revival, brings a whole new experience to Gospel (good news) music. He pens powerful lyrics that are positive and inspiring with a focus on faith, family, and life.

David Gautreau is a singer/songwriter residing near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was raised playing various instruments and soon developed a passion for song writing. The journey began releasing two original albums “Free of the Fences” and “Boots In The Sand” meant to maintain the true old style country and cowboy sound.

Marc-Alan Barnette

Marc-Alan Barnette has been a Nashville resident since 1988. Scoring a cut, “THAT’S WHERE IT HURTS” on future Grammy winner Shelby Lynne’s debut ‘SUNRISE” album, and was featured in the CBS movie of the week “ANOTHER PAIR OF ACES” starring Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.

Roger Adams, A country music singer and songwriter, planted his roots in country music at a very early age. Influenced by people like, Roy Clark, Glenn Campbell and Jerry reed, he found his love for playing guitar and singing• Completing his first self…

Bill Hartman

Bill Hartmann draws fans in with masterful storytelling and lyrics that touch one’s soul. His style is compared to James Taylor and the late great storyteller, Harry Chapin. Pennsylvania-born, Hartmann relocated to South Florida where he released his debut CD, Now and Then. https://www.billhartmannmusic.com/schedule

Jesse Lynn Madera

Jesse Lynn Madera creates songs with depth and thought-provoking lyrics, seamlessly blending country, soul, and jazz. “Madera’s lyrical and piano-driven songs are passionate and alluring, with a dramatic, ethereal, and almost otherworldly tone,” writes American Songwriter. “Evoking comparisons to the shapeshifting brilliance of Kate Bush and the confessional pop sensibilities of Tori Amos.”

Summerlyn Powers

Summerlyn Powers As a young songwriter, Summerlyn Powers tells a story far beyond her years.  Taking musical influence from many artists ranging from Joni Mitchell to the Beatles, her songwriting skills and unique voice are a blast from the past.  You’ll feel welcome to laugh along to quirky lyrics as well as metaphorical folk songs throughout her show.

Jess Jocoy

Jess Jocoy “The biggest truth in this record is my journey,” singer/songwriter Jocoy says of her refined yet rootsy debut album, Such a Long Way. The Washington native moved to Nashville in 2014 where she quickly learned that Music City is a great place to lose one’s self – and to find out who you really want to be. 

Dallas Remington

Dallas Remington – From sequins to camouflage, Dallas Remington is a country artist who knows who she is and what she wants! Dallas is a Kentucky girl with a passion for life, music, and her faith. Since moving to Nashville in 2016, she has worked diligently to establish herself as a Country Music Artist.

Ashley Taylor

Ashl Taylor Has Been Working Consistently In The Writing Rooms On Music Row. She Has Written Songs By Multiple Artists Including A&E TV Star & Average Joe’s Recording Artist Big Smo, Warner Chapel Recording Artist Ryan Larkins, Noah Smith & More! Ashley Was Also Named “One To Watch” By The Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Troy Castellano

Troy Castellano is a songwriter and music producer based out of Columbia Tennessee. Originally from Minnesota, in 2014 Troy moved with his family to Nashville to dedicate his time to, as he puts it, “create instead of imitate”. Since moving to Nashville, his songs have been on hold with major artists and he has had a number of his songs recorded by up and coming music artists.

Effron White

Effron White Award Winning Singer/Songwriter. KERRVILLE “NEW FOLK”; NW Arkansas Music HALL OF FAME; BEST OF THE BEST, Nashville Ear.com. His gravelly vocal reminds one of Tom Waits, John Prine, or Bob Dylan; yet, there’s a personal earthiness that drives the emotional truth of his songs right into your heart.

Ashlyn Grayce

Ashlyn Grayce is a  singer-songwriter, born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Her birthplace, “Music City,” was no coincidence since she grew up in a musical family. 

Craig Alan

Craig Alan is a professional singer, songwriter, musician who has been performing & entertaining crowds for many years. He has produced and recorded several CDs including his latest project ” Candlelight”. He is very passionate about what he does and it shows when you see and hear him.

Grace Morrison

Grace Morrison, former backup singer for rock icons Eddie Money and Joey Molland, has become an award-winning regular on the national festival and touring circuit performing at the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Black Potato Music Festival, the Musikfest, Reel Harmony Songwriter’s Festival, Wildflower, Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, and a series of others. 

Mark True

Born in England, Air Force brat Mark True, lived in Virginia, Alaska, Colorado and Ohio before ending up in Valdosta, Ga where he got his first guitar at 11. At age 13, he began writing songs before he bought his first record. Don Williams, The O’Kanes, Russell Smith, Rachel Prine, Jerry Dale McFadden and Burle Ives, are among others that have recorded Mark’s songs.

Chris Garner

Georgia native Chris Garner has been writing songs in Nashville since 2017. Working on his craft and performing his songs at writers rounds at venues like Belcourt Taps, The Bluebird, The Local, The Commodore, Alley Taps and Listening Room. 

Casey Clark

“Honesty always attracts a crowd,” and it’s proven to be a potent tool for North Carolinian song slinger Casey Clark. A self proclaimed professional people watcher Clark’s melodies capture the characters and scenery that make the southeastern U.S. so irresistible. The Artist and his band travel far and wide to share their love for good biscuits and a tight dobro solo.

Ryan Boey

Ryan Boey is singer/songwriter that hails from Lakewood, Ohio, but is currently based out of Nashville, TN. Having grown up in the shadow of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, his early influences include of the best of rock such as Green Day, the Allman Brothers, Bon Jovi, and Blink 182.  He only started writing songs after discovering the likes of Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, and Garth Brooks. 

David Starr

David Starr possesses “a compelling voice, something truly special, both accessible and passionate” (Elmore), that has been honed releasing ten albums, touring internationally, and opening shows for esteemed artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Karla Bonoff, The Steel Wheels, Survivor, and more. Starr’s prestige extends beyond the stage as well, having launched Starr’s Guitars in Little Rock in 1998, then relocating to Cedaredge in 2001.

Matfield Green

Matfield Green is a Nashville based Country duo made up of Jackson Gulick and Ian Mullins. With Influences ranging from Merle Haggard to John Mayer, their music is a fusion of many genres and generations, but they call modern country home.

Venues Include:

Gatlinburg

Ole Red
Park Vista
Sky Lift Park
The Historic Gatlinburg Inn

Pigeon Forge

The Listening Room Pigeon Forge

Conference, Writes & Workshops:

Mark Brown – ROUND HILL MUSIC
Blake Chancy – RMP and music producer

Sponsors Include:

Hospitality Solutions
Ole Red
Sky Lift Park
The Historic Gatlinburg Inn