GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival (SMSWF) is set for Aug. 23-25. World renowned singer-songwriters will fill venues with ongoing performances in downtown Gatlinburg.
The public is invited, and most venues are free admission.
The lineup will include Bill Labount, who wrote "Rock My World" for Brooks & Dunn; Kim Williams, “Ain‘t Goin’ Down 'Til The Sun Comes Up” for Garth Brooks; Bobby Tomberlin, “One More Day” for Diamond Rio; Mark Nesler, “Just To See You Smile” for Tim McGraw; Chris Wallin, “Don’t Blink” for Kenny Chesney; Marty Dodson, “We Must Be Doing Something Right” for Billy Currington; and Clay Mills, “Beautiful Mess” for Diamond Rio.
A highlight of the festival will be the SMSWF 2012 Songwriters Competition Finale and Award Night Performances at the Edgewater Hotel.
“The primary goal of the SMSWF 2012 Songwriters Competition is to showcase and bring a broader spotlight to the talent we have here in the Smoky Mountains and the Southern Appalachian region,” said Cyndy Reeves, SMSWF Founder.
The SMSWF will also host four songwriter workshops.
For more information or to register, go to http://www.smswf.com, or call 865-604-9066.