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The Top-Selling Musical Act from Each State

The Top-Selling Musical Act from Each State

Someone put together a map showing the top-selling musical act from each state.  Meaning the state they were BORN in . . . not the one they grew up in.

 

 

But it's based on the top 250 artists listed by the Recording Industry Association of America . . . so not every state is represented.

 

 

Here are the results:

 

 

Alabama:  Alabama

 

Arizona:  Linda Ronstadt

 

Arkansas:  Johnny Cash

 

California:  Metallica

 

Delaware:  George Thorogood

 

Florida:  Tom Petty

 

Georgia:  Alan Jackson

 

Hawaii:  Bette Midler

 

Illinois:  R. Kelly

 

Indiana:  Michael Jackson

 

Iowa:  Andy Williams

 

Kansas:  Martina McBride

 

Kentucky:  John Michael Montgomery

 

Louisiana:  Tim McGraw

 

Maryland:  Toni Braxton

 

Massachusetts:  New Kids on the Block

 

Michigan:  Madonna

 

Minnesota:  Prince

 

Mississippi:  Elvis Presley

 

Missouri:  Sheryl Crow

 

New Jersey:  Bruce Springsteen

 

New Mexico:  John Denver

 

New York:  Billy Joel

 

North Carolina:  Randy Travis

 

Ohio:  Rascal Flatts

 

Oklahoma:  Garth Brooks

 

Pennsylvania:  Boyz II Men

 

Tennessee:  Kenny Chesney

 

Texas:  Kenny Rogers

 

Utah:  Jewel

 

Virginia:  Dave Matthews

 

Washington:  Kenny G

 

West Virginia:  Michael W. Smith

 

Wisconsin:  Steve Miller

 

 

The states that were NOT represented on the map are:  Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.

 

 

(You can check out the map, here.)

 

 

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