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State Songs, Revisited: New Anthems for All 50 States

Jun 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 200c130 Alaska | Marian Call Singer-Songwriter
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states california 200c130 California | 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 200c130 Colorado | Bill Nershi Guitarist for The String Cheese Incident
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Florida 200c130 Florida | Chris Carrabba Dashboard Confessional & Twin Forks Frontman
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states hawaii 200c130 Hawaii | Jake Shimabukuro Ukelele Virtuoso
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Montana 200c130 Montana | Steve Albini & Chance McKinney Alt-Rock Engineer & Country Singer
The Handsome Family Picks a New Anthem for New Mexico 200c130 New Mexico | The Handsome Family Alt-Country Duo
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Oregon 200c130 Oregon | The Thermals Indie Rock Trio
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states rhode island 200c130 Rhode Island | Deer Tick Alternative Americana Rockers
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states south dakota 200c130 South Dakota | Jami Lynn Folksinger
Jason Mraz Picks A New Anthem for Virginia 200c130 Virginia | Jason Mraz Singer-Songwriter
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states Washington 200c130 Washington | Buzz Osborne The Melvins Frontman
state songs revisited new anthems for all 50 states west virginia 200c130 West Virginia | Hank Williams III Country Rocker
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