People from Sevier County, Tennessee

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  1. Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton


    Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, business woman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the radio, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. Relocating to Nashville at age 18 in 1964, her first commercial successes were as a songwriter (her songs during this period were covered by numerous artists,including Bill Phillips and Kitty Wells). She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner's weekly syndicated TV program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", was a top-ten hit on the country singles chart and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974. Moving towards mainstream pop music, her 1977 single "Here You Come Again" was a success on both the country and pop charts. A string of pop-country hits followed into the mid-1980s, the most successful being her 1981 hit "9 to 5" (from the film of the same name) and her 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers "Islands in the Stream", both of which topped the U.S. pop and country singles charts. A pair of albums recorded with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were among her later successes. In the late 1990s, she returned to classic country/bluegrass with a series of acclaimed recordings. Non-musical ventures include Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and her efforts on behalf of childhood literacy, particularly her Imagination Library, as well as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and Pirates Voyage.

  2. Stella Parton

    Stella Parton


    Stella Parton (born May 4, 1949) is an American country singer and songwriter. Parton is best known for a series of country singles that charted during the mid- to late-1970s, her biggest hit being 1975's "I Want to Hold You In My Dreams Tonight".

  3. Randy Parton

    Randy Parton


    Randy Parton (born December 15, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter, actor and businessman, best known as the brother of Dolly Parton and Stella Parton. Born in Sevierville, Tennessee, Parton is the eighth of twelve children born to father, Robert Lee Parton Sr. and mother, Avie Lee Caroline Owens. His siblings are Willadeene Parton (a poet, b. 1940), David Parton (b. 1942), Denver Parton (b. 1943), Dolly Rebecca Parton (singer-songwriter and actress, b. 1946), Bobby Lee Parton (b. 1948), Stella Parton (singer-songwriter, b. 1949), Cassie Parton (singer, b. 1951), Larry G. Parton (b. 1955, d. 1955), twins Floyd Parton (a singer-songwriter, b. 1957), Freida Parton (a singer, b. 1957), and Rachel (née Parton) Dennison (an actress, b. 1959). His sister Dolly Parton has stated in interviews that to her knowledge her father had strayed at least once or twice and fathered three other illegitimate children. He is also distant cousins with adult film actress Julia Parton.

  4. Bashful Brother Oswald

    Bashful Brother Oswald


    Beecher Ray Kirby (December 26, 1911–October 17, 2002), better known as Bashful Brother Oswald, was an American country musician who popularized the use of the resonator guitar and Dobro. He played with Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

  5. Cas Walker

    Cas Walker


    Orton Caswell "Cas" Walker (March 23, 1902 – September 25, 1998), was a Tennessee businessman, politician, and personality on television and radio. Walker founded a successful chain of small grocery stores that grew to include several dozen stores scattered throughout the Knoxville, Tennessee vicinity as well as parts of Virginia and Kentucky. From 1941 through 1971, Walker served on the Knoxville city council where he became legendary for his uncompromising political stances and his vehement opposition to what he claimed was a corrupt elitism in the city's government. "The Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour", a local variety show sponsored by Walker, ran in various radio and television formats between 1929 and 1983 and helped launch the careers of entertainer Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers.

  6. John P. McCown

    John P. McCown


    John Porter McCown (August 19, 1815 – January 22, 1879) was a career officer in the United States Army, fighting in the Mexican–American War and in the Seminole Wars. He also served as a general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

  7. John Tipton

    John Tipton


    John Shields Tipton (August 14, 1786 – April 5, 1839) was a US Senator from the state of Indiana.

  8. Charles Inman

    Charles Inman


    Charles Inman (1810 – April 9, 1899) was an American politician, soldier and farmer, who served two terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives, from 1865 to 1869. A Radical Republican, he typically supported the initiatives of Tennessee's postwar governor, William G. Brownlow. He voted in favor of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, and supported legislation punishing former Confederates.

  9. Andrew Farmer

    Andrew Farmer


    Andrew E. Farmer (born December 17, 1979) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 17 since January 8, 2013.

  10. Samuel Wear

    Samuel Wear


    Samuel Wear (1753–Apr. 3, 1817) was a American War of Independence soldier who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He was one of the founders of the "Lost State of Franklin", and a drafter of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.

  11. Alexander Little Page Green

    Alexander Little Page Green

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    Alexander Little Page Green (a.k.a. "A.L.P. Green") (1806-1874) was an American Methodist preacher.

  12. E. O. Brown

    E. O. Brown


    Edgar Osborne Brown was an American football coach in the United States.

  13. Red Massey

    Red Massey


    Roy Hardee "Red" Massey (October 9, 1890 – June 23, 1954) was a Major League Baseball player. He played one season with the Boston Braves in 1918.

  14. Benny Sims

    Benny Sims


    Benny Sims (1924–1995) was a bluegrass and country musician who played with Flatt and Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe.

  15. Meedy Shields

    Meedy Shields

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    Meedy White Shields (July 8, 1804 - February 6, 1866) was an early Indiana Pioneer, the founder of Seymour, Indiana, a successful capitalist and Indiana politician. He was first cousin to General John Tipton and a distant cousin of Robert Shields (diarist).

  16. Ray L. Reagan

    Ray L. Reagan


    Ray Lawrence Reagan (August 23, 1921 – March 24, 1978) was the Sevier County, Tennessee, county judge from 1958 until his death in 1978.

  17. Leonidas C. Houk

    Leonidas C. Houk

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    Leonidas Campbell Houk (June 8, 1836 – May 25, 1891) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 2nd congressional district of Tennessee. Between 1878 and 1891, Houk was elected to seven consecutive terms in the House, during which time he helped solidify the Republican congressional dominance in East Tennessee that remains to the present day. Houk fought for the Union Army during the Civil War, and rose to the rank of colonel within a few months. Largely self-trained as a lawyer, Houk served as a state circuit court judge from 1866 to 1869.

  18. Reese Bowen Brabson

    Reese Bowen Brabson


    Reese Bowen Brabson (September 16, 1817 – August 16, 1863) was an American politician who represented Tennessee's 3rd district in the United States House of Representatives from 1859 to 1861. He also served one term in the Tennessee House of Representatives, from 1851 to 1852. Brabson opposed secession, and took no active part in the Civil War.

  19. Irene Baker

    Irene Baker

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    Edith Irene Bailey Baker (November 17, 1901 – April 2, 1994) was an American politician and a United States Representative from Tennessee. She was the widow of Howard Baker, Sr., and the stepmother of Howard Baker, Jr.

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