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State Songs, Revisited: New Anthems for All 50 States

BY: | 6.19.2014 |

State Songs, Revisited: New Anthems for All 50 StatesAlmost 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.

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states alaska 200c130Alaska | Marian Call

Singer-Songwriter

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states california 200c130California | Al Jardine & Johnette Napolitano

Founding Member of the Beach Boys & Singer/Bassist of Concrete Blonde

Bill Nershi of The String Cheese Incident Picks a New Anthem for Colorado 200c130Colorado | Bill Nershi

Guitarist for The String Cheese Incident

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Florida 200c130Florida | Chris Carrabba

Dashboard Confessional & Twin Forks Frontman

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states hawaii 200c130Hawaii | Jake Shimabukuro

Ukelele Virtuoso

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Montana 200c130Montana | Steve Albini & Chance McKinney

Alt-Rock Engineer & Country Singer

The Handsome Family Picks a New Anthem for New Mexico 200c130New Mexico | The Handsome Family

Alt-Country Duo

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Oregon 200c130Oregon | The Thermals

Indie Rock Trio

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states rhode island 200c130Rhode Island | Deer Tick

Alternative Americana Rockers

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states south dakota 200c130South Dakota | Jami Lynn

Folksinger

Jason Mraz Picks A New Anthem for Virginia 200c130Virginia | Jason Mraz

Singer-Songwriter

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Washington 200c130Washington | Buzz Osborne

The Melvins Frontman

state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states west virginia 200c130West Virginia | Hank Williams III

Country Rocker

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Illustration: Jess Duff, Groupon.