A lot of folk visit the Great Smoky Mountains to see the famous people who come here!  Seems as though we have a lot of stars around here!  Some live in the area while others come to perform live.

Amon famous people John Schneider has performed several times here.John Schneider
Of the many famous people Lorrie Morgan is one of the many celebrities who performed during the Forks of the River Jam.Lorrie Morgan
If you're looking for famous people Lea Ann Womack was one of country's finest singers to perform here.Lea Ann Womack

Among some of the most famous people here in the Smokies is our own DOLLY PARTON


Of all famous people Dolly Parton is a Smoky Mountain favorite!

Most everyone loves Dolly!  Being originally from Sevierville, she comes around quite often!  She hosts a parade every year in the spring where she serves as grand marshal.  She has added a great deal to the community including Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country, Dolly's Lumberjack Adventure, and Dolly’s Dixie Stampede.  Because she has given so much to those that live here, a statue has been erected on Sevierville’s courthouse lawn in her honor.  For Dolly, this statute is her greatest accomplishment.


Inside the world of famous people Ben Jones stands out as a true success story in the Smokies.

He’s best known for his role as Crazy Cooter on the Dukes of Hazzard TV show.   Now he owns “Cooter’s Place” in Gatlinburg.  This entertainment venue carries “all things Dukes!”   It’s a great family attraction that has go-cart racing (complete with General Lee go-carts, )  a mini golf course, a  museum, and a gift shop complete with Dukes memorabilia!   Cooter’s been known to invite some of his friends to Cooter’s Place.  Folks like Catherine  “Daisy”Bach, Ben “Cletus” Hurst, and Byron “couson Coy” Cherry have been here. Some of my favorite memories go back to the early days when you went to Cooter’s Place to fill up on Cooter’s Goobers! (Salted peanuts in the shell)


This music theater is a #1 Smoky Mountain show!   Not only are the Country Tonight Show performances awesome, but this theater is also the place in the Smokies where the stars come out.  

Country legends like Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Neal McCoy come every year to perform at the Country Tonight Theater.

The Country Tonight Theater does a celebrity concert series every year featuring some of the greatest legends in country music.  Folks like Merle Haggard, Neal McCoy,Ronnie McDowell, Mel Tillis, Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie, and more!   Check out the updated listing for 2017!


Famous People Look-a-likes are hanging out at the Hollywood Wax Museum on a daily basis!

This extreme structure is as exciting on the inside as it is on the outside!  Famous people are everywhere!  See the biggest names in television and on the screen!  Take photographs!  Get your picture taken with them as they stand in the midst of their biggest scenes!  If you enjoy seeing famous people, you’ll have a blast admiring these “life like” wax figures.  Visiting here makes you feel as though you’ve been invited to a Hollywood party!

When you come to the Smokies for your next visit, bring a camera, and keep a watchful eye!  Who knows when you might be standing right next to your favorite famous person! 

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