“Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!” special with never before seen footage to premiere night before CMA Awards on ABC

In what’s only fitting for the Dolly-newsa-palooza that seems to be taking place this week – in addition to co-hosting the CMA Awards, releasing a brand new Netflix series as well as starring in a podcast and a variety of other upcoming releases, ABC network just announced that they will be airing an hour-long special […]

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Dolly Parton to co-host CMA Awards in ‘legendary women celebration’ with Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood on Nov. 13

Dolly Parton will be co-hosting this year’s Country Music Association Awards alongside Reba McEntire and veteran host Carrie Underwood. Parton and McEntire are replacing Brad Paisley, who has co-hosted the CMA Awards since 2008.   The organization says that the show is set to celebrate “legendary women in country music throughout the ceremony.”  However, there is […]

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Anakeesta Expansion coming spring 2020

Going to Anakeesta right now is bit like stepping inside an unfinished masterpiece.  It’s beautiful, but you can’t help seeing the potential for more.  And more is on the horizon. Anakeesta officials are eyeing growth plans for as early as Spring 2020.  Chief among these is a 50-foot tall observation tower. Anakeesta already boasts some of […]

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A casino in Sevier County? This illicit mountain tradition may soon see the very taxable light of day

Gambling? In Sevier County?  I’m shocked. Shocked. Having legalized – and profited from – one of East Tennessee’s most famous vices in moonshine, there’s a move afoot that may help take another illicit mountain tradition into the very taxable light of day. Though it’s not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, it […]

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