"Smoky Mountain Travel Writers Show of the Year"
Elwood Smooch's Hoedown and its barn-like playhouse keeps audiences doubled over with laughter. It was a hoot! I laughed until tears rolled down my cheeks.
Nancy Cornell, Dallas Morning News
I laughed till I cried...listened in awe when Elwood donned his civvies to belt out old gospel songs in a beautiful, clear baritone.
Kathy Browne, Group Travel Leader Magazine
The musicians and singers in the show are as professional as you'll see on any Nashville stage, and the energy of star Billy Baker, alias Elwood Smooch, left me breathless. He knows how to make people laugh!
Lynette Wheeler, Bank Travel Magazine
What brings people back? It is simply a great show. It has dancing, singing, and comedy but it is the heart that gets people to come back. If you haven't seen it yet, you must. You won't regret it.
Krista Laughner, Tennessee Star Journal
On a scale of one to ten, we gave it a twelve. Uncle Mildew is the funniest thing I ever saw. We loved it! My wife is telling everybody she sees about it.
Dennis Biggerstaff, Kannapolis, NC
We thought your show would be just another silly Hillbilly show. Boy, were we wrong. Your show is the funniest, most professionally produced show in the area. We plan to see you every year and will recommend it to everyone. Keep on going! Bob & Edith Noneman, The Acorn Shop, Gatlinburg, TN
The Hoedown is what the Smoky Mountain area is all about. Real down-home country folks doing a good-time Country show. The show is a great mixture of music and unbelievable comedy. My entire staff feels this is the number one show in this area.
Dan Powers, Bennetts Bar-b-que, Gatlinburg, TN
Our whole family laughed the entire time at your show, so much that our faces hurt. We just wanted you to know that your show made a difference in our lives. Not only did we vacation together but we also laughed together.
Andy & Doris Schack, Christiansburg, VA
The only thing I didn't like about your show is that is had to come to an end.
Ruth Henderson, Cartersville, GA
The pace of the show was perfect and every one seemed to be used to full advantage. Also, loved the pictures of the Smokies in the background. It was so much more than we expected.
Robert Mutz, Gretna, LA
It was the very best. There wasn't a wrong age for this show. I laughed until I cried then laughed some more.
Tom & Judy Hitsman, Holland, MI
It was all so good & clean and done with great taste. Our family said it was a great way to end our vacation.
Rev. David Hanson, Marietta, PA
Just returned from another visit to the Hoedown and am already planning another. You're a rare find in today's world and I hope you never change the show to a polished "Vegas" type show. Where in the world could you hear a song about homegrown tomatoes but at the Hoedown!
Yvonne Bennett, Heflin, AL
For hysterical humor there is no comparison. Elwood Smooch is the funniest person I've ever seen! In fact, when the show was over, I didn't want to leave. There was so much talent in that little theater.
Wanda Braddock, Fernandina Beach, FL
Billy Baker and his dynamic cast made certain that my family had an enjoyable and memorable evening. In the two hours spent at their show, they touched our hearts. This show is definitely worth the time and money for any family looking for a down-home, wholesome fun time.
Tennessee Travels Magazine
I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your show last week. We were especially appreciative of the high quality of musical talent. The clean and wholesome humor. The genius which you displayed, both in the roles which you depicted and the ability to pull it all together. The Christian spirit of sincerity, transparency and harmonious relationships among the cast for which no amount of showmanship can be substituted. The gospel content of the program without being "religious".
Wayne Alman Waterloo, IA
I would like to congratulate you and all you're cast for providing a good class family show. It was the highlight of our vacation and when we return to the States in 2002 we will definitely come to your show again.
Michael Eaton, Southampton, England
We spent 2 days of our vacation on Pigeon Forge and I got to pick the show, and I made the right choice. I wouldn't even go to a show the following night because I figured I would be disappointed after seeing your show.....nothing could come close to it. Sherry Dudgeon, Somerset, OH