Loretta Lynn will open the 2008 concert year at Country Tonight Theater in Pigeon Forge. Her concert will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 30. George Jones will be there for two shows in July – the 25th and 26th, at 8 p.m. each night.
Some of the others who you might remember from years gone by include John Conlee and Janie Frickie, who will be there together on November 14; and B.J. Thomas and Billy Joe Royal, who will both be there on Friday, Sept. 26.
Ronnie McDowell will be in Friday, July 11; and you’ll be able to catch Mickey Gilley on Aug. 22.
Craig Morgan will take the stage on Friday, Aug. 29. I got to meet Craig, and interview him when he was at the Appalachian Fair a few years ago. He was sponsored that night by Wiseman’s, a local western clothing store, and he was kind enough to do a meet and greet at the store before heading to the fairgrounds for his show that night.
Other entertainers you can see there this year include Chubby Checker, Mel McDaniel, Oct. 12; and Gene Watson, Oct. 26.
We have a summer full of exciting things coming up. So keep checking back for more news.