Country stars visit Franklin

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will host an evening of American music with superstars Lee Greenwood and Louise Mandrell at 7:30 p.m. on July 30.

Along with his patriotic hit “God Bless the USA,” Greenwood has won numerous accolades including two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association and the CMA Song of the Year honor in 1985 for “God Bless the USA.”

Greenwood is accompanied by country music legend Louise Mandrell, a master of multiple instruments, including the drums, accordion, fiddle, and bass guitar. Mandrell has been performing for nearly four decades, working with Merle Haggard, as a back-up vocalist and as a performer on the weekly variety program, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.

Tickets are $45. Call 866.273.461 or visit

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