La Follette is a city in Campbell County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 7,926 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the La Follette, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Campbell County, and is a component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area. The city is named after its founders. Located in eastern Tennessee, it is north of Knoxville, on edge of the Cumberland Plateau west of Cumberland Gap, near Norris Lake (a part of the Norris Highlands region). La Follette is a former coal mining center. It is also the birth place of noted musician Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong. The Isaacs, a southern gospel/bluegrass family singing group are from La Follette.