Top Ten U.S. States That Make the Best Music

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What states in America do you think know how to jam?

The Top Ten

1 California California

The entire pop-punk, surf music, hippie music, and West Coast rap scenes were possible because of this state. Also Metallica is from San Fransisco - greatesttop10s

Eagles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, even the best rappers like Dre, Snoop, and Kendrick...need I say more?

California is number one, I don't think you even need to explain...

If only for The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and The Doors. - PetSounds

2 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Numerous talented stars came from Texas including Beyonce, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, Pantera, and Buddy Holly - greatesttop10s

3 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

Country and blues were pretty much started in this state. Elvis spent his teen years there as well - greatesttop10s

Nashville. That's all you need to say.

4 Michigan Michigan

Motown records was in Detroit. And Eminem grew up there - greatesttop10s

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5 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

This state is home to bluegrass. And rock & roll duo the Everly Brothers were from there - greatesttop10s

Seriously the bluegrass is awesome

6 New York New York

New York is pretty much a given to be on any list having anything to do with the arts...

Paul Simon and Billy Joel are among the natives of this state. - PetSounds

This state is home to Broadway. And hip hop was born there - greatesttop10s

7 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

This state is noted for having a strong impact on the jazz scene. And Muscle Shoals is there - greatesttop10s

8 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

Jimi Hendrix, Heart, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Kenny Loggins, and I'm sure there's more...

9 Florida Florida

Petty, Steven Stills, and former Eagle Don Felder are all from Gainesville. I think Petty is a little younger than the other two.

This state is where southern rock and boy bands started. Tom Petty is from here - greatesttop10s

10 Louisiana Louisiana

Jazz was born here. Cajun music and blues from here is also awesome - greatesttop10s

The Contenders

11 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

How can the home state of Bob Dylan and Prince not be on the list?

12 Illinois Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.
13 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.
14 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
15 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.
16 Mississippi Mississippi
17 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.
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