Living in Austin, there isn’t a night that goes by where you won’t hear live music going on. After all, Austin is the live music capital of the world. But great music can be found all across the Unites States, and every state has a famous band that hails from it.
Now before you go complaining that Tenacious D didn’t make the list, here are the parameters that were used to determine the popularity of each band.
Researchers looked at reputation, record sales, and awards, considering each band within its own era, so just because a band is popular now doesn’t mean it nudged out the biggest band from another decade.
Bands only — no solo artists here — but used the term “band” loosely, including any musical act consisting of more than one person. The focus was mostly on the state where each band originally formed, but also took into considered where their music was popularized, as well as artists’ hometowns.
So how does your state measure up?