Peyton Manning escorts Dolly Parton onto field for Rocky Top rendition
Peyton Manning and Dolly Parton are East Tennessee royalty.
And Tennessee made sure to pull out all the shots for the Vols’ penultimate game of the regular season against No. 1 Georgia. Tennessee set up a small stage in the south end zone and Manning escorted Parton out to the roar of the crowd at Neyland Stadium.
Parton then sang Rocky Top with the Tennessee crowd. Here’s a look at the scene:
Peyton Manning and Dolly Parton walk out into the field together at the end of the first quarter
“Tennessee, I will always love you”
Parton sings Rocky Top with the Tennessee band. pic.twitter.com/RNbDrdnsRW
— Ric Butler (@Ric_Butler) November 18, 2023
Dolly Parton is escorted out by Peyton Manning, then proceeds to lead the crowd in Rocky Top pic.twitter.com/CXYW8T0S4R
— Caleb Jarreau (@CalebJarreau16) November 18, 2023
Folks, it doesn’t get more East Tennessee than that.
Tennessee is in a tight one with Georgia and has played well thus far, trailing by just 3 with over 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter. The Vols scored on the first play of the game but have failed to move the ball downfield since against a stout Georgia defense that has adjusted well.
Let’s see if the Vols can keep with No. 1.