2013 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival Is Aug. 15-18

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

World-renown singer/songwriters will fill venues with ongoing free performances as part of the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival on Aug. 15-18.

Audiences can expect to see an impressive lineup including current top writers such as Bill Labounty, (“Rock My World,” Brooks and Dunn) Kim Williams, (“Ain‘t Goin’ Down Till The Sun Comes Up,” Garth Brooks) Bobby Tomberlin, (writer of BMI’s 4 million airplay award winner “One More Day,” Diamond Rio) Mark Nesler, (“Just To See You Smile,” Tim McGraw) Chris Wallin,(“Don’t Blink,” Kenny Chesney), Marty Dodson, (“We Must Be Doing Something Right,” Billy Currington) and Clay Mills (“Beautiful Mess,” by Diamond Rio).

Dozens of other writers will also perform and festival goers can hear the stories behind songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, George Strait and more.

New to the festival this year is the SMSWF 2013 Band Playoff at 3 Jimmy’s. The top 20 bands will compete and finalists for the Songwriters Competition will perform Aug 17 at the Edgewater Hotel. Songwriter workshop sessions will be offered during the festival as well.

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