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'Rocky Top' Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

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'Rocky Top' Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

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'Rocky Top' Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

'Rocky Top' Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

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Songwriter Felice Bryant dies at age 77 at home in Gatlinburg, Tenn. She collaborated with her husband to pen some of the best-known tunes in country music and early rock 'n' roll. Her songs Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie were Everly Brothers standards, just as Rocky Top became a country standard. NPR's Melissa Block offers a remembrance.

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