Ford said there is tremendous interest in having an official state rock song among the citizens of the state.
"It truly promotes the history and interest in music in Oklahoma," he said.
Oklahoma already has an official state song, an official folk song, an official country and western song and an official waltz.
The resolution adopted by the Senate gives the public until August to nominate a rock song to the Oklahoma Historical Society. Nominations will be accepted online, at the Oklahoma History Center or at polling locations during special events.
A group appointed by the governor, lawmakers, the Historical Society and the state Film and Music Commission would then select 10 finalists.
The public would then vote from Sept. 1 through Nov. 15 and the winning song would be presented to the Legislature in 2009.
Vote for a state rock-and-roll song