The Bluegrass song, “Rocky Top” is a mainstay for many bands to play and was a piece composed in about 10 minutes by the married songwriting duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryant during a break while working with Chet Atkins and Archie Campbell at the Gatlinburg Inn in 1967.

Now considered number seven on the “Top 100 Songs of the South,” a regular offering by the Pride of the Southland Band for the Tennessee Volunteers of the University of Tennessee and one of the state’s 10 “official songs,” the offhand composition is a favorite of Bluegrass fants.

One of our favorite local bands, Nuthin’ Common, put their unique touch on the song at a recent Friday Night on the streets of Floyd.