State Songs, Revisited: New Anthems for All 50 States
Almost every state has an official song, but not every state has one that you’d want to blast through your car stereo. In this series, we ask musicians and notable music experts to pick a new official song for their home states, or at least the state where they launched the careers. It can be as literal, metaphorical, or nonsensical as they want—as long as it represents what the state means to them.
Check back for new anthems every week.
|Alaska | Marian Call|
|California | Al Jardine & Johnette Napolitano |
Founding Member of the Beach Boys & Singer/Bassist of Concrete Blonde
|Colorado | Bill Nershi|
Guitarist for The String Cheese Incident
|Florida | Chris Carrabba|
Dashboard Confessional & Twin Forks Frontman
|Hawaii | Jake Shimabukuro|
|Montana | Steve Albini & Chance McKinney|
Alt-Rock Engineer & Country Singer
|New Mexico | The Handsome Family|
|Oregon | The Thermals|
Indie Rock Trio
|Rhode Island | Deer Tick|
Alternative Americana Rockers
|South Dakota | Jami Lynn|
|Virginia | Jason Mraz|
|Washington | Buzz Osborne|
The Melvins Frontman
|West Virginia | Hank Williams III|
Illustration: Jess Duff, Groupon.