Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Country Tonite is one of the longest-running and one of the "must see" shows in the Smokies. The theater sits like a grand palace on top of Showplace Boulevard off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Country Tonite has been entertaining Smoky Mountain visitors for years and continues to be a show that visitors talk about and come back to year after year. Why? There are lots of reasons.

First is the music. The talented singers and musicians perform the greatest contemporary country and the best classic country with style, honesty and perfection. And the Country Tonite dancers add just the right amount of additional entertainment value plus a heaping helping of energy and fun and great costumes! Every year the show is updated with new songs, new routines and different country classics so there is always something new to see and hear.

The second reason that keeps visitors coming back is the cast. The show is orchestrated by Kevin Wilson, a talented singer and an energetic emcee that keeps the show rolling from the first note to the last. He also plays a great straight-man to Bubba the Redneck Ranger and Bubba's sister Bubbina, played with absolute hilarity by Chad Mullinax. The audience loves all of the comedy that Chad and his characters present nightly.

If you want to see the up-and-coming stars of country you can always see two of them at Country Tonite. Every year a young man and young lady - sometimes as young as 11 years old! - are featured in the cast as singers and dancers and even sometimes as musicians. Currently Willow Osborne and Colin Chandler are the "future stars of tomorrow".

The featured female performers include Melinda Hyder, Tryphena Denton and Valerie Miller who all perform glorious singles, join in gorgeous duets, and combine their talents with the male singers for beautiful and powerful harmonies. The Country Tonite show provides great entertainment that is enjoyed by people who enjoy country and even those who didn't know or listen to much country music. The diversity an professionalism is another reason to go to Country Tonite because every member of your family will enjoy the show. Young or old, country music fan or not; this show engages and entertains you from the opening curtain to the final song.

And during the holidays come to see the Smoky Mountain Christmas Show. Half of the show is all Christmas with holiday sets, country Christmas tunes and a visit from Santa! And, if you are here over the holidays why not spend New Year's Eve with the Country Tonite crew and enjoy a rousing welcome to the new year!

 Oh but there's more! Every performer - including the band - goes to the lobby after the show to "shake and howdy" with you, their audience. They sign autographs, pictures, merchandise, their CD's and you can even get your picture taken with your favorite singer, dancer or musician.

During the week of September 30 through October 6, 2014, you can win two FREE tickets to Country Tonite by simply Liking, Sharing and Commenting on the Country Tonite contest post on the Best Read Guide Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains.

For more fun in the Smokies check out attractions, dining, shopping, outdoor adventures and more at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. Country Tonite is one of the great theaters in the Smokies so come and enjoy the show and the fun for all in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.