It was a great weekend for John "Thunder" Thornton, the developer behind Jasper Highlands, to host his birthday party on the mountain. A stage was erected at Inspiration Park so that friends and family could enjoy the clear blue skies and mountain air while surrounded by the great amenities of Jasper Highlands, including a playground, swimming pool, and Gazebodacious, the most elaborate gazebo in Tennessee. Attendees were entertained by the musical stylings of the country legend Charlie Daniels and the Nashville bluegrass band The Travelin' McCourys. The birthday bash included a massive spread of food and beverages, including a specially-made "Thunder" beer. It was a great time for all who came!