‘CON’ In Concert at the Aug. 16-20, 2017 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. Not only is Con Hunley one of the most well loved soulful singing artists with 20 hits on the country charts from the 70’s and 80’s and a career brought back into focus with more albums released from 2004 – 2014, Con is also a songwriter.
The SMSWF is honored to showcase this great East Tennessee iconic vocalist and classic country singer as a songwriter. Con will share songs he wrote during this SMSWF concert.
SYLVIA another great artist from the 80’s who took the song “Nobody” to the top of the charts for 20 weeks is being featured in a Saturday afternoon matinee. Maybe you remember her for “Tumbleweed,” or “Drifter”. Sylvia is also a songwriter.
This Saturday Afternoon Matinee with SYLVIA promises to be something like you have never experienced before. She will be sharing her first album in 14 years and also the first one on which she co-wrote the majority of the songs, “All in the Family”. You will not want to miss it.
Last but not least, Friday’s SMSWF ticketed concert will showcase two songwriter rounds in one show totally packed with some great songs. Round one will include Jim Glaser who wrote “Woman, Woman (Do You Have Cheatin On Your Mind)” for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap and “Ring of Fire” for Johnny Cash; Bobby Tomberlin who co-wrote “One More Day” for Diamond Rio and “Good Day to Run” for Darryl Worley; and Carrie Tillis, Mel Tillis’ daughter. Round two includes hit writers who helped make Garth famous: Tony Arata “Dance” for Garth Brooks and “Here I Am” for Patti Lovelace; Victoria Shaw “The River” for Garth Brooks and “I Love The Way You Love Me” for John Michael Montgomery and Pat Alger “Thunder Rolls” and “Unanswered Prayer” for Garth Brooks.
FRIDAY CELEBRITY SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE