Willow Osborne

Meet Willow Osborne: Our 13 Year Old Banjo Playing Superstar

Fans of our Pigeon Forge show know that Country Tonite loves to showcase young up-and-coming musicians. We’ve already introduced you to our fiddle prodigy Colin Chandler, and now we’d like to put the spotlight on another one of our featured performers.

Meet 13-year-old Willow Osborne. This pint-sized banjo virtuoso has been wowing crowds all over Tennessee with her phenomenal voice and banjo skills. Willow fist picked up the banjo at the young age of four and since then, she has blossomed into a country superstar-in-the-making. Read more

Mark Chesnutt

Celebrate July 4th with Country Star Mark Chesnutt in Pigeon Forge

July 4th is just around the corner, and we can’t think of anyone better to spend it with than Mark Chesnutt. Since 1990, Chesnutt has been a constant fixture on the country music charts, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. Next month, Mark will give a very special Independence Day performance at the Country Tonite Theater. Combining his beloved hit songs with old-fashioned patriotism, Mark Chesnutt’s Pigeon Forge show is the perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday. Read more

Top 3 Affordable Things To Do With Kids in Pigeon Forge

Family of four, parents giving piggyback rides to kidsAn amazing family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank! When you visit the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find plenty of affordable things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Read on to learn three of the very best ways to spend the day with your family in the Smokies.   Read more

3 Things to Know Before The Oak Ridge Boy’s Pigeon Forge Show

The Oak Ridge BoysAmerica’s favorite country and gospel band is coming to the Smokies! This June, the Oak Ridge Boys will take the stage at the Country Tonite Theatre for an evening of chart topping hits and uplifting harmonies. To help you prepare for this exciting Pigeon Forge show, we’ve put together some fun facts about the nation’s most famous country quartet. Read more

See World Class Magicians in Pigeon Forge

A magician performing Are you ready to be amazed? The Country Tonite Theater is hosting two incredible magic shows that will mesmerize and delight every member of your family. Coming in March, some of the best magicians in the world will perform at Country Tonite as part of the 40th annual Winter Carnival of Magic. With both established magicians and rising stars, these shows will feature a wide variety of unforgettable acts.   Read more

The Ultimate List of Things to Do in Pigeon Forge All Year Long

singing performers on stageAs a top attraction in Pigeon Forge, Country Tonite has been voted #1 Show in the Smokies year after year. Now, there is even more reason to visit because Country Tonite has announced the 2014 Celebrity Concert Series schedule which includes legendary performers Loretta Lynn and the Oak Ridge Boys. Even Don Williams will be returning this year, so make sure to put at least one of these concert dates on your list of things to do in Pigeon Forge. Read more

From Survivor to Country Tonite: Meet Melinda Hyder

Melinda HyderWhen you see Melinda Hyder perform at our Pigeon Forge show, she might look familiar. That’s because Melinda was one of 16 contestants on the 12th season of Survivor! In 2005, Melinda traveled to the Pearl Islands off the coast of Panama to compete for a million dollar prize. During her time on the show, Melinda completed challenging obstacle courses, piloted a sinking boat, and lived without modern conveniences for a week. Despite being well liked by the rest of the contestants, Melinda was voted off the island at the end of day six. Read more

Here is the 12 Year Old Fiddler Everyone is Talking About

Colin Chandler performs in our Pigeon Forge showWhen you hear Colin Chandler perform, you will have a hard time believing he is only 12 years old. As one of the featured performers at Country Tonite, Colin has consistently amazed audiences with his virtuoso fiddle playing and natural stage presence. After just a few minutes listening to Colin’s blistering fiddling, it is easy to see why many reviewers on TripAdvisor say he was the highlight of our Pigeon Forge show.   Read more

Top 4 Reasons People Love Country Tonite on TripAdvisor

Willow, one of our Youth PerformersYou like us, you really like us! With nearly 900 reviews and a 4 and ½ star average, Country Tonite is feeling the love on TripAdvisor. We’ve been reading through all of our reviews and we noticed that certain aspects of our Pigeon Forge show are mentioned over and over again. Here are the top four reasons people love us on TripAdvisor: Read more

Will Dolly Parton Take Home a Grammy?


Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers smiling and holding handsCountry megastar Dolly Parton has won 7 Grammy Awards…and she might be getting another! Parton’s newest duet with the legendary Kenny Rogers was just nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Country Group/Duo Performance” category. Aptly titled “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” this beautiful song celebrates the 30 year long friendship between Parton and Rogers. Read more