Posted 12/7/23


A Tennessee lawmaker has filed a bill to make a popular Christmas song more meaningful for Tennesseans.

House Bill 1613 was filed Wednesday to make Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” the official holiday song of Tennessee.

The bill’s filling comes after the holiday classic topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week for the first time, 65 years after its release in 1958.

Lee, a longtime Nashvillian, recorded the song when she was just 13 years old in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row. Now 78, she’s the oldest woman to hit #1 on the charts.

The bill we be voted on in 2024.