2015 Celebrity Concert Series Schedule

Country Tonite and First Class Productions are proud to bring you this year’s Celebrity Concert Series line-up. Some of the most legendary performers in the history of country music will be onstage here at the Country Tonite Theatre.

Tickets for the concerts held May through July go on sale Monday, February 9th at 9:00 am. Tickets for the concerts held September through December go on sale Monday, February 23rd at 9:00 am. All ticket sales are final. 865-453-2003

The Oak Ridge Boys

Saturday, May 23, 2015
***Two Shows***
3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
$39.95 + tax

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Their hits include “Elvira”, “(I’m Settin’) Fancy Free”, “Bobbie Sue”, and “American Made”.

Oak Ridge Boys concert in Pigeon Forge

Chubby Checker

Friday, June 12, 2015
8:00 PM
$35.00 + tax

This year marks the 55th anniversary of “The Twist”. It was not only a Number 1 song (twice), but also forever changed the way we dance, by introducing the concept of “dancing apart to the beat”. The late Dick Clark once said, “The three most important things that ever happened in the music industry are Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Chubby Checker.” Some of Chubby’s other hits include “The Hucklebuck”, “Pony Time”, “Let’s Twist Again”, “The Fly”, and “Limbo Rock”.

Chubby Checker concert in Pigeon Forge

Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon

Friday, July 3, 2015
8:00 PM
$35.00 + tax

Marty Raybon, Shenandoah’s original lead singer, has rejoined the group. When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. With 13 Number 1 records, their show is one hit after another. Favorites include “Two Dozen Roses”, “Next To You, Next To Me”, “Church On Cumberland Road”, and “Mama Knows”.

Shenandoah concert in Pigeon Forge

The Grits & Glamour Tour Starring
Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan

Friday, July 24, 2015
8:00 PM
$39.95 + tax

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan are currently delighting old and new fans across North America on their highly successful Grits and Glamour Tour. From the road to the red carpet, on center stage in the theater or under the spotlight in a honkytonk, these two women are comfortable in their high heels. Veteran recording artists and performers, they grace the country format with style, flair, and undeniable talent that is captivating and timeless. Combined, they have recorded 28 top 10 hits, more than 18 million records sold, and 12 number one songs. There have been Grammys, CMA Awards, movie credits, television appearances, and Broadway performances.

Pam’s hits include “Maybe It Was Memphis”, “Mi Vida Loca”, “Shake the Sugar Tree”, and “Let That Pony Run”. Lorrie’s hits include “Something In Red”, “What Part of No”, “Five Minutes”, and “Except For Monday”.

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan concert in Pigeon Forge

Mickey Gilley & Ronnie McDowell

Friday, September 25, 2015
8:00 PM
$39.95 + tax 

In all, Mickey has achieved a remarkable 39 Top-Ten country hits, with 17 of those songs reaching the No. 1 spot on the country charts. In 1976, he swept the ACM Awards, hauling home trophies for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year. Some of Mickey’s hits include “Room Full of Roses”, “Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time”, “Stand By Me”, and “Talk To Me”.

Ronnie McDowell has an amazing string of hit songs that he has amassed over the years, but it is his riveting stage presence and genuine warmth that fills the seats again and again. Like all great entertainers, Ronnie McDowell has a personality that remains luminous long after the lights go dim. Some of Ronnie’s hits include “Older Women”, “In A New York Minute”, “Watchin’ Girls Go By”, and “The King Is Gone”.

Mickey Gilley concert in Pigeon Forge
Ronnie McDowell

Ray Stevens

Saturday, October 3, 2015
3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
$44.50 + tax 

Ray Stevens just thinks funny. His humor is keenly observant and rich in nuance. His style is unaffected and unpretentious which for the past fifty years has allowed for entertainment that is both witty and guileless. From his multi-million selling comedy hit, “The Streak” to the socially aware “Mr. Businessman” to his Grammy award winning pop standard “Everything Is Beautiful” his talent has touched so many. Not only a singer and composer, Ray has also produced, arranged and played on the recordings of some of Nashville’s most legendary performers.

Some of Ray’s other hits include “Shriner’s Convention”, “It’s Me Again Margaret”, “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival”, and the Grammy award winning “Misty”.

Ray Stevens concert in Pigeon Forge

Don Williams

Friday, October 16, 2015
and
Saturday, October 17, 2015
8:00 PM
$39.95 + tax

There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listener into the intimate world of an old friend, someone who cares deeply about you and the quality of your life…and who will always offer a hand when you need it. With hits such as “Good Ole Boys Like Me”, “Amanda”, “Tulsa Time”, “You’re My Best Friend” and “I Believe In You”, this member of the Country Music Hall of Fame always delivers an amazing show.

Don Williams concert in Pigeon Forge

Gene Watson & Jeannie Seely

Friday, November 6, 2015
8:00 PM
$35.00 + tax

This year marks the 53rd anniversary in the music business of one of our greatest living country vocalists. In 1962, Gene Watson began his professional career by recording his first single. Gene is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer”. His powerful voice and multi-octave range allows him to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as many years performing onstage. Some of Gene’s classics are “Farewell Party”, “Fourteen Carat Mind”, “Paper Rosie”, and “Love in the Hot Afternoon”.

We are also happy to welcome back to our stage Grand Ole Opry star, Jeannie Seely. “Miss Country Soul” always gives a wonderful performance. Her Grammy Award-winning song “Don’t Touch Me” and other hits are crowd favorites.

Gene Watson concert in Pigeon Forge
Jeannie Seely concert in Pigeon Forge

Ronnie Milsap

The Farewell Tour
Saturday, December 5, 2015
8:00 PM
$39.95 + tax

Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He also represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as vast and multi-dimensional as the American South. His track record speaks loud and clear: 40 No. 1 hits, seven Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards. Together, they underscore Milsap’s position as one of the best-loved and most enduring artists in country music history. Some of Ronnie’s classics include “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World”, “It Was Almost Like A Song”, “Lost In The Fifties Tonight”, and “Smoky Mountain Rain”.

Ronnie Milsap concert