Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:15pm

Phil O’Donnell, Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell Will Bring Their Hits and Stories Behind Them to the Ole Red Stage

Last month, Ole Red Gatlinburg launched The Hitmaker Series, a free, monthly concert series featuring two nights of songwriters performing “in the round” on the Ole Red stage. The intimate acoustic performances offer guests an authentic Nashville-style entertainment experience in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains as the songwriters perform the hits they have written and share the stories behind the songs.
The series returns Nov. 12 and 13 with performances from Phil O’Donnell (Blake Shelton’s “Doin’ What She Likes,” George Strait’s "Give It All We Got Tonight” and Montgomery Gentry’s, “Back When I Knew It All”); Casey Beathard (Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” “Don’t Blink” and “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”); and Monty Criswell (Eric Church’s “Like Jesus Does,” Scotty McCreery’s “Five More Minutes” and Trace Adkins' “Lit”).
The series will continue Dec. 10 and 11 with Brice Long (George Strait’s “Wish You Well,” Garth Brooks’ “All-American Kid” and Chris Young’s “White Lightning Hit the Family Tree”); Wynn Varble (Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ on a Woman,” Kellie Pickler’s “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” and Darryl Worley’s “Have You Forgotten”); and Adam Sanders (Dierks Bentley’s “Sounds of Summer,” Luke Bryan’s “Out Like That” and Cole Swindell’s “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey”).
Ole Red Gatlinburg brings the best of southern food, hospitality and live music to one of the nation’s most exciting tourism markets. For more information, visit 
About Ole Red
Ole Red is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’ Red.” You can currently find Ole Red entertainment venues and products in three locations in the United States, the flagship multi-story bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway, the very first location and expanded event space The Doghouse in Blake’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and a newly opened location in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The company has announced an additional location opening in Orlando, Florida in 2020. Ole Red is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. as part of its Opry Entertainment division. For additional information about Ole Red, visit us online at