State Songs of Tennessee

Tennessee State Songs

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Tennessee quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Tennessee honors the state's musical heritage with a fiddle, trumpet, guitar, and sheet music. Tennessee became the 16th state in 1796. Public domain image on Wikipedia

Tennessee's Official State Songs

1. My Homeland, Tennessee
by Nell Grayson Taylor and Lamont Smith. Adopted as Tennessee state song in 1925.

2. When it's Iris Time in Tennessee
by Willa Waid Newman became a state song of Tennessee in 1935.

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.

6. Tennessee
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.

8. The Tennessee Salute
by Richard M. "Pek" Gunn was adopted by Tennessee in 1975 as a bicentennial march song.

9. Fly Eagle, Fly
by James Rogers was adopted by Tennessee as a bicentennial song in 1976.

10. A Tennessee Bicentennial Rap
by Joan Hill Hanks adopted 1996.

11. My Home Will Always Be in Tennessee
by Shirley McRae, Terre Campbella-McCormick and Margaret Campbelle duGard - Bicentennial school song adopted by Tennessee in 1996.

12. Smoky Mountain Rain
by Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan, performed by Ronnie Milsap was adopted as an official state song of Tennessee in 2010.

13. Tennessee
by John R. Bean was adopted as an official song of Tennessee in 2011.

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