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Smoky Mountain wildfires: What country artists, others are saying

8:02 pm Dec. 2, 2016

More than 500 burned acres, 11 confirmed deaths and thousands of evacuated residents and tourists were left in the wake of an East Tennessee wildfire this week. The wildfire began as a small brushfire late Sunday night and quickly grew into one of the worst fires the region had ever seen, exasperated by some of the worst drought conditions Gatlinburg had seen in almost a decade.

Gatlinburg, an East Tennessee