Top Artists From Each State

This was broken down by  Paste Magazine , and although they take a few liberties with some of the so called hometown artists, it's an interesting list. 

For example, even though none of the Eagles are from California, they met in Cali, making them the top selling artist from that state according to Paste. 

Here are the others:

  • Delaware: George Thorogood
  • Illinois: Chicago
  • Kansas: Kansas
  • Massachusetts: James Taylor
  • Minnesota: Prince
  • Mississippi: Elvis Presley
  • New Hampshire: Aerosmith
  • New Jersey - of course - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!
  • New York: Billy Joel
  • Tennessee: Tina Turner
  • Wisconsin: Steve Miller
  • Alabama: Alabama
  • Alaska: Portugal. The Man
  • Arizona: Linda Ronstadt
  • Arkansas: Johnny Cash
  • Colorado: The Fray
  • Connecticut: Michael Bolton
  • Florida: Backstreet Boys
  • Georgia: Alan Jackson
  • Hawaii: Bruno Mars
  • Idaho: Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Indiana: Michael Jackson
  • Iowa: Andy Williams
  • Kentucky: Dwight Yoakam
  • Louisiana: Lil Wayne
  • Maine: Howie Day
  • Maryland: Toni Braxton
  • Michigan: Madonna
  • Missouri: Eminem
  • Montana: Nicolette Larson
  • Nebraska: Mannheim Steamroller
  • Nevada: The Killers
  • New Mexico: John Denver
  • North Carolina: Randy Travis
  • North Dakota: Wiz Khalifa
  • Ohio: Rascal Flatts
  • Oklahoma: Garth Brooks
  • Oregon: Everclear
  • Pennsylvania: Taylor Swift
  • Rhode Island: Billy Gilman
  • South Carolina: Hootie and the Blowfish
  • South Dakota: Shawn Colvin
  • Texas: George Strait
  • Utah: Jewel
  • Vermont: Phish
  • Virginia: Dave Matthews Band
  • Washington: Kenny G
  • West Virginia: Brad Paisley

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