Monroeville Plays Concert to Benefit Mountain Hope Patients

On Friday, April 24, in the midst of the COVID-19 Crisis, Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic was blessed to be the beneficiary of a concert by local band Monroeville. A talented rock alternative bluegrass group well-known throughout East Tennessee, the band is fronted by Grammy-nominated Matt Munsey and his wife Brittany; the ensemble also features McCoy Borg, Chevy Watson, and Kyle Dillow. 

Hosted by Ole Smoky Moonshine, the band played a set in familiar surroundings, the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg.  Due to current social distancing regulations, their only physically close audience was the camera crew, members of OSM management, and the carefully stocked walls of the space where they played, but virtually, their music reached far and wide.  Broadcast on Ole Smoky Distillery’s Facebook page, the performance has been viewed more than 44,000 times as of the writing of this article.

In breaks during the performance, Matt spoke about Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic and the ways in which the Clinic serves those in the area without medical insurance.  He also requested that viewers of the broadcast donate money and goods including personal protective equipment to the Clinic.  The viewing audience responded generously to his plea, with dozens making donations online to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.  The money raised will help the Clinic continue to see those who might not otherwise be able to afford a medical visit due to loss of work or benefits during this crucial time.

In yet another act of generosity, the band donated their payment for the evening to the Clinic. “Monroeville was honored to share our gifts during this fundraiser so Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic can share their gifts.  They have been serving our community for twenty-one years helping many low-income, self-employed, and musicians like us get the healthcare they need,” Munsey said. 

Monroeville’s performance can be found online here.  For more information about Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic and how you can help keep those who live and work in Sevier County healthy, please reach out to Ashley Burnette at or call 865.771.9114.


Ole Smoky’s Jars & Jams Virtual Concert for Mountain Hope

Ole Smoky Distillery continues a longstanding tradition of great live entertainment with this week’s Jars & Jams Virtual Concert Series event to benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, a medical and dental clinic serving the uninsured. We invite you to join us for family-friendly rock-alternative bluegrass music with Monroeville from the comfort of your home. The concert will take place Friday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST on the Ole Smoky Distillery Facebook page.

Jackie Burk 5k 2019

Clinic Volunteer, 78, Finishes the Heroes for Hope 5k to cheers and applause.

A long-time Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic volunteer finished the Healthy Balance Meals Heroes for Hope 5k on Saturday, September 21, 2019 to the applause of other runners and friends. At 78, Jackie Burk is a wonderful example of supporting a cause she loves and is an absolute inspiration to us all. #lifegoals #5kat78 #runtherace

Whaley Concert Benefits Clinic

Singer-songwriter Jimbo Whaley’s popular annual concert will benefit Mountain Hope for a second time.

The 15th annual Jimbo Whaley and Friends Show is set for Saturday, March 23 at Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge. Every year, the concert has benefited local non-profits. Last year, Mountain Hope received funding from the concert proceeds, and Jimbo has generously made the same offer this year.

Jimbo grew up in Pigeon Forge, surrounded by music, which naturally led to his career as a singer and songwriter. His talent has attracted a following of devoted fans. Twenty years ago he co-founded Pine Mountain Railroad, a bluegrass band that was twice nominated for the
Emerging Artist of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. He now performs with the band Greenbrier.

As well as composing his most memorable hit, “The Kings of Orebank,” Jimbo wrote four songs
featured in “Bell Witch: The Movie.” He was the featured performer at the movie’s premiere in
the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The audience at the March 23 concert can expect more than bluegrass. Jimbo’s and Greenbrier’s
high-energy performance includes original works and pop songs from several eras. The “and
Friends” part of the playbill will feature a wide variety of other popular local musical acts.
Don’t miss this evening of dynamic entertainment. Tickets are available at
For more information contact Ashley at 865-774-7684 or