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Most Famous Band From Every State

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  • Slide 1 of 51: <p&gtThe United States is one of the largest exporters of modern music. The world loves to listen to American music -- most of the top-selling global artists of all time are American.</p><p&gtMany of the biggest bands of all time that are not American -- The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and others -- moved to the country to be a part of the scene, and to have access to the bigger market, and more performing and recording opportunities. Stars like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson became worldwide sensations. And Michael Jackson is still the top-streamed artist in practically every nation on Earth.</p><p&gtThroughout the history of American pop music, certain parts of the country were the focal points for new genres, attracting like-minded artists and influencing music around the world. This was case with blues in the Mississippi Delta, rap in Los Angeles, Motown in Detroit, folk music in New York’s Greenwich Village, and country music in Nashville. Many of our nation’s most popular artists have origins in these parts, which are usually in the most populous states..</p><p&gtBut iconic bands didn't just form in New York, Tennessee, and California. Every state in the nation has made contributions to the American musical engine. Vermont, the second smallest state by population, is home to legendary jam band Phish. Prince, regarded by many as one of the greatest guitarists and performers of all time, was born and raised in Minnesota. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on musical popularity and legacy to identify the greatest band from every state. Who is your state’s musical ambassador?</p>
    The United States is one of the largest exporters of modern music. The world loves to listen to Amer... - Northfoto / Shutterstock.com
  • Slide 2 of 51: <p><strong>> Band:</strong> Lionel Richie<br><strong>> Biggest hit:</strong> All Night Long<br><strong>> Top-selling album:</strong> Can’t Slow Down (10 million)<br><strong>> Active:</strong> 1980’s - current</p>
    > Band: Lionel Richie> Biggest hit: All Night Long> Top-selling album: Can’t Slow Down (10 million)>... - Anthony Mooney / Shutterstock.com
  • Slide 3 of 51: <p><strong>> Band:</strong> Portugal. The Man<br><strong>> Biggest hit:</strong> Feel it Still<br><strong>> Top-selling album:</strong> Evil Friends<br><strong>> Active:</strong> 2000’s - current</p><p><strong><a href=
    > Band: Portugal. The Man> Biggest hit: Feel it Still> Top-selling album: Evil Friends> Active: 2000... - musicisentropy / Flickr
  • Slide 4 of 51: <p><strong>> Band:</strong> Stevie Nicks<br><strong>> Biggest hit:</strong> Edge of Seventeen<br><strong>> Top-selling album:</strong> Bella Donna (4 million)<br><strong>> Active:</strong> 1980’s - current</p>
    > Band: Stevie Nicks> Biggest hit: Edge of Seventeen> Top-selling album: Bella Donna (4 million)> Ac... - Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com

Slide 1 of 51: <p>The United States is one of the largest exporters of modern music. The world loves to listen to American music -- most of the top-selling global artists of all time are American.</p><p>Many of the biggest bands of all time that are not American -- The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and others -- moved to the country to be a part of the scene, and to have access to the bigger market, and more performing and recording opportunities. Stars like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson became worldwide sensations. And Michael Jackson is still the top-streamed artist in practically every nation on Earth.</p><p>Throughout the history of American pop music, certain parts of the country were the focal points for new genres, attracting like-minded artists and influencing music around the world. This was case with blues in the Mississippi Delta, rap in Los Angeles, Motown in Detroit, folk music in New York’s Greenwich Village, and country music in Nashville. Many of our nation’s most popular artists have origins in these parts, which are usually in the most populous states..</p><p>But iconic bands didn't just form in New York, Tennessee, and California. Every state in the nation has made contributions to the American musical engine. Vermont, the second smallest state by population, is home to legendary jam band Phish. Prince, regarded by many as one of the greatest guitarists and performers of all time, was born and raised in Minnesota. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on musical popularity and legacy to identify the greatest band from every state. Who is your state’s musical ambassador?</p>

Most Famous Band From Every State

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