January 11, 2022
The holidays are over, and Dollywood is closed until March 12. Even without the roller coasters and shows, there is still plenty of fun to be had at some of our Dollywood Parks & Resorts properties during the winter months-specifically at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa. New for 2022, the resort is debuting its Winter Music Series. This new multi-day music event is designed to offer guests the opportunity to experience country music in a unique and intimate setting. Every Thursday-Saturday from Jan. 13-Feb. 26, country music artists will be performing under the tent on the Event Lawn at 8 p.m. These ticketed performances allow guests to enjoy country music in a cozy environment from some of country music's most unique and talented artists. With the Winter Music Series room package, guests not only get admission for two to each evening of music but also one meet & greet with the featured artist. Individual tickets may also be purchased the day of each performance. Tickets are sold per person per evening at $20 for general admission and $15 for Dollywood Season Passholders. If you'd like a meet & greet opportunity without the room package, that is available for $20 (plus the cost of admission). Learn more about the Winter Music Series room package and tickets.
Country music's power has always been in its ability to reflect real life, and few artists have a stronger gift for capturing both heartache and hope than Wade Hayes. In the past few years, the singer/songwriter has navigated a complicated journey that has produced some of the most potent songs of his already impressive career. Surviving stage IV colon cancer, not just once but twice, has given Hayes a unique perspective of the fragility of life and the strength of the human spirit. Those lessons learned are embodied in the songs on "Go Live Your Life."
The heart and soul of the Black Opry Revue are the diverse artists of color that incorporate their love and blending of the genres of country, blues, folk and Americana music. There is an increasing interest in country music performed by artists in the Black Opry Revue, and the roots of this relationship are as old as the genre itself. Discover the range and diversity of sounds from Black artists as they weave their talents throughout a showcase of blues and folk, of country and Americana in their many bridges and intersections of both sounds and stories.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Nashville's best-kept secret: Hannah Dasher. When Dasher takes the stage, you see a country star who was born to entertain. What you don't see is what it took her to get to that stage. "In order to pay my band, I had to start cleaning houses and sell all my guitars, including the first and only one my daddy ever gave me. For years, I wrote songs and played shows on borrowed guitars," Dasher recalls. "Eventually, I scrubbed enough toilets to buy my first Gibson."
Frank Ray is a former police officer, Texas chart-topper and bilingual recording artist opening doors for a modern Latino Country movement. Growing up both enriched in his Mexican culture, three miles from the border in New Mexico and surrounded by country music in Texas, Ray was immersed in the best of both worlds and has been harmonizing the two ever since. Described as "easygoing contemporary country with pop-soul hooks and a dash of Southwestern spice" (Rolling Stone) Ray's music is a blend-drawing influences from ‚Äò90s Texas Country, Latin, R&B and Pop. As an entertainer, Frank delivers engaging, high energy performances that have a little something for everyone. It's with this cross-cultural appeal and his panorama of influences that the Los Angeles Times proclaims Ray "is looking to stretch country music's cultural boundaries."
Experience the music of ‚Äò70s rock duo Seals & Crofts in a whole new way. Hear the hits "Summer Breeze," "Diamond Girl," and "We May Never Pass This Way (Again)" artfully re-imagined with a reverent nod to the past. Seals & Crofts 2, comprised of Brady Seals (cousin to James "Jim" Seals) and Lua Crofts (daughter of Darrell "Dash" Crofts) will dazzle you on their debut album. The project will feature many popular Seals & Crofts classics as well as new songs from Seals & Crofts 2.
The Young Fables (TYF) are the promising Modern Traditional Country‚Ñ¢ duo comprised of SHURE Microphone endorsed vocalist Laurel Wright and Gretsch-endorsed guitarist Wesley Lunsford. The team is maybe best known for having been selected by Shania Twain to appear on USA's showcase television series Real Country.
T. Graham Brown was a part of the most vibrant and exciting time periods in Country Music history - the mid-1980s. A new and exciting crop of talents were springing up all over the place - and Brown remembers it like it was yesterday.
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