The Culture of Rocky Top – The song "Rocky Top" has become part of the culture among University of Tennessee fans. The song was written by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant in 1967 and was first played by the university band in the early 1970s. Legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has said "Rocky Top" is part of her blood.
The Culture of Rocky Top – The town of Lake City, Tennessee, has proposed changing its name to Rocky Top as part of a massive development project. The sons of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant have filed suit to block the name change. "Rocky Top is a world-famous and distinctive mark that popularly conjures notions of the copyrighted song," the lawsuit says.
The Culture of Rocky Top – "Rocky Top" has become ingrained among thousands of Tennesseans, from the Smoky Mountains in the east to the western bluffs along the Mississippi River. Kelly Lovelace, 24, center, kicks it to the tune of "Rocky Top" with the Riverboat Cloggers during the 2012 Bartlett Festival and Car Show.