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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Ain’t nobody doesn’t like Dolly; 6 reasons we love our Appalachian queen

It turns out, East Tennessee is a matriarchy. Oh sure, there’s some popular men ‘round these parts, most of them former Volunteer football players in descending order from Peyton Manning. But while we may have a few kings, in East Tennessee, there is only one queen… Dolly. Ain’t nobody doesn’t like Dolly. Born and raised […]

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Legend or lawbreaker: The real story of Cocke County’s Popcorn Sutton and his moonshine

Tennessee loves the lore of its moonshine.  From mountain boys outrunning revenuers in hopped up hot rods, to the illicit pleasure of drawing a sip of untaxed apple pie whiskey made in a copper still in someone’s mountain barn, there’s a rugged outlaw poetry that even the most straight-laced, law-abiding East Tennessean embraces when it […]

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6 things to do this fall in the Smokies

Coming to see the beautiful fall foliage? Spend an extra day or two taking in some of these autumn activities. Sure, you do them back home, but the experience won’t be as memorable as it will be right here…in the Smokies! 1. Go for a drive … and not just to Cades Cove Two of […]

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Review of Old Mill Pottery House Café and Grille – A trendy take on southern classics

The Pottery House Café and Grille is one of two restaurants to call the Old Mill Square home, despite the relatively small size of the square. Each serves a different crowd and a different style of food. The Café and Grille offers a quick serve menu of salads, soups and sandwiches. The food served here […]

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