A look at the history and meaning of this iconic song
The song Rocky Top is ubiquitous in Tennessee
It plays at just about every wedding or sporting event
But did you know the history and meaning behind it?
It was written in 1967 by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant in Gatlinburg
The title likely refers to Thunderhead Mountain, which has a rocky peak
The song eventually became one of TN's official state songs
The chorus is catchy, but the verses make the song a strange work of art
Did you know the history of the song?
Read our quirky analysis of the lyrics!