Tennessee requires 33,844 signatures to get a new party on the ballot, but only 25 signatures for any independent candidate to get on the ballot (except president is 275). The party petition is so difficult, it has existed since 1961 and has never been used, except in 1968 by the American Party. In order to illustrate how absurd it is for the state to require so many more signatures for a party than for an independent candidate, the Tennessee Libertarian Party has put 17 gubernatorial candidates on the November 2018 ballot. The Volunteer Times has a story about this. The Volunteer Times is a newspaper in Campbell County, Tennessee.
The story says 30 independent candidates will be listed on the November ballot for Governor.