MOUNTAIN SOUL VOCAL COMPETITION

Honoring the songwriting of Dolly Parton

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition winners Kayla Patterson and Eva Rogers standing with guitars in front of Dolly Parton statue.

This unique competition honors the songwriting of Sevierville native Dolly Parton by encouraging contestants from across the nation to sing one of the more than 3,000 songs she has penned - in his or her own vocal style.

Contestants may enter in the 13 and up age division or the 12 and under division for this competition. As far as event organizers know, this is the only vocal competition in the world that specifically honors the songwriting of Dolly Parton.

Contestants may submit up to two songs written by Dolly Parton per entry.


Need help getting started? Click here for a list of songs written by Dolly Parton.

2023 MOUNTAIN SOUL VOCAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition winners Kristiana McCombs.

13+ AGE DIVISION WINNERS

  • 1st Place – Tara Clance (Ellijay, GA)
  • 2nd Place – Esther Killen (Gainesboro, TN)
  • 3rd Place – Millie Rochelle (Townsend, TN)

12 & UNDER WINNERS

  • 1st Place – Sophia Wickwire (Sevierville, TN)
  • 2nd Place – Emma Charles Townsend (Statesboro, GA)
  • 3rd Place – Siri Kumbar (Mt. Juliet, TN)
Mountain Soul Vocal Competition winners Kristiana McCombs.