Band Members

Jerry Butler 
“Without a doubt, Jerry is among the most unacknowledged singers in the business”, “flawless and peerless.”
The late Ms. Dixie Hall
  • Performs daily with the Smoky Mountain String Band at Dollywood Theme Park Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Performed nationally and abroad as the lead singer and guitarist for Pine Mountain Railroad, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, and The Blu-J's.
  • Received multiple nominations and awards including IBMA Emerging Artist Of The Year, Lead vocalist on PMRR's "Beyond The Rain" Singing News Best Bluegrass Gospel Song 2007, and SPBGMA Male Vocalist Of The Year.
  • First solo CD, “Haulin' Grass” voted 26 of WNCW's top 50 bluegrass albums of 2009.
  • Single release of Tom T. and Ms. Dixie Hall's, "Shorty is Forty” reached 26 on Bluegrass Music Profiles magazine national chart.
  • Numerous appearances on local, regional, and national television shows including several appearances on the PBS series “Song of the Mountains.”
  • For the past 11 years has been a staple performer on a variety of bluegrass cruises sailing throughout the Caribbean and Mexico.
  • Proudly sponsored by Mike Long Guitars which he uses exclusively for performances and recordings.
  • Proud endorsee of D'Addario Strings and Planet Waves Acessories
Kerry Kooch

Upright Bass and Harmony Vocals
Kerry grew up in Knoxville, TN and began playing music at 16 years of age.  While he primarily plays the upright and electric bass, he is also skillful in acoustic guitar, drums and piano.  Growing up playing in church he has rich gospel tradition which he still holds today. During his career he has performed with artists T.G. Shepperd, Louise Mandrell and Lee Greenwood as well as many theaters in Pigeon Forge, TN. Kerry currently performs at Dollywood theme park with Jerry in the Smoky Mountain String Band.

Andy Stinnett
Mandolin, Guitar, Bass & Vocals
Andy is a very talented young man, he has been playing music since he was 13 and has quickly developed with the mandolin. His natural ability has also created interest in guitar and bass which he plays equally as well. Andy's play and personality is gaining attention at every show and at 17 years old has already adapted to working in band situations. Andy lives in Sevierville, TN and a recent graduate of Sevier County High School. He will be continuing his education at East Tennessee State University this fall majoring in the Bluegrass Music Department.  Andy has also revived the master musician award from the Tennessee Music Education Association.