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Controversy doesn't silence UT's Pride of the Southland band

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The national anthem. "Hey, Baby." And, of course, "Rocky Top."

Those were some of the songs filling the Miller Park air at lunchtime Friday as the University of Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band made its traditional Scenic City stop on its way to today's Southeastern Conference football game at No. 1 Alabama.

Believed to first have been staged 38 years ago, the free concert has long been delivered on odd-numbered years for the Alabama game and on even years since at least 1992 -- the year the SEC split into divisions -- for the Georgia contest in Athens.

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