Author Archives: Euferzine

“Gatlinburg”

I recently released a new song, “Gatlinburg” as a single on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. I am starting to work on a new album, but it won’t be part of that project. I released the song now because I think it has something important to say about the Gatlinburg fires.

My co-writer, Jon Conley, and I were inspired to do something to help the folks in Gatlinburg who have lost everything. We are creative people who love the mountains. The only tangible way we knew to help the folks in Gatlinburg, was to write a song about what happened and remind everyone to not forget Gatlinburg. We all know that Dolly Parton has done great and wonderful things to help the folks of Sevier County. She has always stepped up to lead when others won’t. But we all need to do our part to help by going back to the Smokies and spending money with the locals businesses and giving back to the economy that is so tied to tourism.

Be intentional. Instead of planning a trip to the beach, go to the mountains. It will take a long time for some of the burned places to completely come back to life, but they will. Life finds a way.

In July, I took a trip to the Smokies with my daughter, and we saw the recovery under way. There is new life and new energy. It will continue to grow. My granny always said, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” I know that we all want to see Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park come back from this disaster.

Keep praying for the folks of Gatlinburg. And listen when the mountains call you, because they will. And when they do, you must go!

Song Credits:

Vocal: Denise Reagan

Guitars: Jon Conley

Mandolin: Jack Pearson

Fiddle: Shad Cobb

Bass: Dave Francis

Drums: Dennis Holt

Songwriters: Denise Reagan & Jon Conley

Recording Engineer: Daniel Dennis

Mastering Engineer: John Mock

Listen here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gatlinburg-single/id1261519628

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