Country icon LOUISE MANDRELL is set to bring the curtain down on her Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, theatre on New Year's Eve (31DEC05) after deciding to sell the venue.

The singer has performed regularly at the concert hall, which is close to Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park, for the past eight years and will end her residence there with her annual Christmas shows.

In a posting on her website, Mandrell explains she has decided to sell-up in order to spend more time in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband JOHN, who suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy.