JJ Barrows

Insider | Dollywood Insiders



Born and raised on the beaches of South Carolina, JJ made the West Coast her home for most of her adult life. But from Hollywood to Dollywood, JJ has made her way back east to call Chattanooga, Tennessee, home. JJ is an artist, author and standup comedian who has performed in comedy clubs, churches and awkward dinner parties all over America. Passionate about storytelling and creating memorable experiences for people, JJ found herself inspired by Dolly’s ability to make her own gift for storytelling come to life in the magical place that is Dollywood. When she’s not performing, painting or trying to find her way back to the ocean, JJ is introverting at home (baking, napping or snacking) in Tennessee with her husband, Josh Newton.

About Dollywood Insiders


Dollywood Insiders is a panel of folks who love all things Dollywood and enjoy sharing their knowledge of our theme park, water park, resort and cabins. They will reveal their favorite spots, how to pack for a Dollywood trip, tips on getting the best value and more!

Latest Posts by JJ

My Take: The Perfect Grownup Birthday at Dollywood

My Take: The Perfect Grownup Birthday at Dollywood

I just reached my last year in my 30s, so I decided to go all out to celebrate (and also go to bed at a reasonable hour— age does that to you!). I’ve been to Dollywood on multiple occasions, but I had yet to visit Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. So, I thought my 39th birthday would be the perfect treat. I play…


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A Holly Dolly Scavenger Hunt

A Holly Dolly Scavenger Hunt

One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was a Christmas scavenger hunt in our local community. Friends and family would all meet at the same home where we received our lists, divided up into teams by carpool and began our friendly competition to find everything on the list before any of the other groups.


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Choose Your Own Dollywood Adventure

Choose Your Own Dollywood Adventure

Whether you’ve been to Dollywood 100 times before or you’re going for the first time, everyone experiences that exciting feeling of walking through the front gate. As you enter, you’re faced with the decision of which way to go: right or left? There isn’t a wrong answer, but having an idea of where each way leads can help you better plan you…


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