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!