Owners of 'Rocky Top' copyright suing Lake City over name change

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The debate continues for Lake City as they try to change their name to Rocky Top.'

Now, House of Bryant Publications, which owns the rights to the name and the song "Rocky Top," is suing the town to block the name change.

The suit cites trademark infringement and false advertising.

Lake City leaders voted back in November to change the town's name and develop the area into an amusement and water park.