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Judge Rules Tenn. Town Can Change Its Name To Rocky Top

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Ah, "Rocky Top." This blue grass tune's a Tennessee anthem about the simple life in a fictional place in the hills. Well, some developers want Rocky Top on the map for real. They lobbied to change the name of Lake City, a former coal town, to Rocky Top, to attract tourists. The song's publisher sued to stop them, but a judge approved the switch, even working a few "Rocky Top" lyrics into his opinion.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ROCKY TOP")

THE OSBORNE BROTHERS: (Singing) Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top. Dirt's too rocky by far.

GREENE: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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