Official State Songs of Tennessee
Tennesseans love music! The state capital (Nashville) is nicknamed "The Music City" and is home to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Even the U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter representing Tennessee focuses on the state's musical heritage.
In addition to the ten official state songs listed below, song-writing was designated as one of Tennessee’s official state art forms in 2013. All State Songs
1. My Homeland, Tennessee
by Nell Grayson Taylor and Lamont Smith was adopted as the official state song of Tennessee in 1925.
3. My Tennessee
by Frances Hannah Tranum was adopted as the official public school song in 1955.
4. Tennessee Waltz
by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King became an official song of Tennessee in 1965.
5. Rocky Top
by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant was adopted as an official song of Tennessee in 1982.
by Vivian Rorie was adopted as an official song of Tennessee in 1992.
7. The Pride of Tennessee
by Fred Congdon, Thomas Vaughn and Carol Elliot was adopted as an official song of Tennessee in 1996.
9. Smoky Mountain Rain
by Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan and performed by Ronnie Milsap was adopted as an official state song of Tennessee in 2010.
by John R. Bean was adopted as an official song of Tennessee in 2012.