Musical Acts by State

Name the state that is most associated with each pair of bands or musical artists.
Each state is used only once
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: July 9, 2019
First submittedJune 5, 2011
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Musical Act
The Beach Boys | Tupac Shakur
Eminem | The Supremes
Louis Armstrong | Harry Connick Jr.
Don Ho | Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Stevie Ray Vaughan | Willie Nelson
Bruce Springsteen | Jon Bon Jovi
New Jersey
Jay-Z | The Ramones
New York
Dolly Parton | Miley Cyrus
Gloria Estefan | 'N Sync
Ludacris | R.E.M.
Nirvana | Macklemore
Kanye West | Buddy Guy
The Jackson 5 | John Mellencamp
John Denver | The Lumineers
Musical Act
Violent Femmes | Garbage
Loretta Lynn | The Judds
Chuck Berry | Nelly
Woody Guthrie | Carrie Underwood
Boyz II Men | Hall & Oates
Aerosmith | New Kids on the Block
B.B. King | John Lee Hooker
Twenty One Pilots | The Isley Brothers
Iron & Wine | Hootie & the Blowfish
South Carolina
Prince | The Replacements
Dave Matthews Band | Patsy Cline
Imagine Dragons | The Killers
The Decemberists | The Kingsmen
Ben Folds | Ryan Adams
North Carolina
Level 39
Feb 22, 2012
i like your idea 420. i'm from ohio, so probably bone thugs would represent, most likely
Level 55
Dec 16, 2014
Level 70
Sep 14, 2018

There are a LOT of impressive bands from Ohio!

I think you have to go with either the O'Jays or the Isley Brothers, although admittedly the first bands I thought of were Bone Thugs and Hawthorne Heights. Haha.

Level ∞
Jul 9, 2019
Used the Isley Brothers, thanks.
Level 43
Feb 29, 2012
It's Woody Guthrie, not Woodie.
Level ∞
Feb 29, 2012
Fixed. Thanks!
Level 79
May 14, 2014
For Kanye West, I kept typing variations of "Who Cares" and "No One Cares." I can't figure out why those weren't accepted.
Level 28
Nov 19, 2014
could you eliminate the highlight box, that would be awesome ;)
Level 37
Feb 17, 2015
Thanks for including a Wisconsin band. :-)
Level 83
Mar 6, 2015
you mean THE Wisconsin band!
Level 74
Aug 18, 2017
Vaughan's misspelled.
Level ∞
Jul 9, 2019
Level 81
Jul 9, 2019
Both of the Nevada bands have close ties to Utah. Imagine Dragons started in Provo, and my understanding is that Brandon Flowers has sold his Las Vegas home and is living in Park City full-time now.
Level 30
Jul 10, 2019
wrote utah for them at first!!
Level 66
Jul 11, 2019
Brandon Flowers may live in Utah, but the Killers are 100% a Vegas band.
Level 81
Jul 11, 2019
I hate that my home state spawned Dave Matthews Band. I knew they were going to be on here. :P
Level 62
Jul 11, 2019
He hangs out in my state now. Not a fan. Didn't know the band started elsewhere.
Level 66
Jul 11, 2019
Dave Matthews Band is not so bad. They are crazy talented musicians, particularly the drummer, who is among the vanguard of his craft. I think people judge them too harshly because their fanbase is largely insufferable, but if you can separate the music from the fans, you're left with a decent jam band composed of individual musicians who can flat-out play. You could do a lot worse. I mean...Chris Brown is from Virginia.
Level 81
Jul 11, 2019
I dislike both the music and their fans. Chris Brown I just dislike as a person.
Level 66
Jul 11, 2019
I got them all without guessing except for the Isley Brothers and Twenty-One Pilots, which I got on my first guess because it was the most populous state I could think of that had not already appeared. Fun idea for a quiz and good selections. Would love a shout-out to Arizona with Jimmy Eat World and the Gin Blossoms.
Level 79
Jul 11, 2019
Wait... John Denver isn't from West Virginia? That Country Roads song is a lie!
Level 59
Jul 11, 2019
John Denver didn't write the song, and the man who did had never been to West Virginia! Also, looking at the lyrics, all those places are in the West of Virginia, not West Virginia, lol.
Level 61
Aug 6, 2019
I nearly started crying during the quiz
Level 65
Jul 11, 2019
Isn't John Denver from New Mexico though, not Colorado?
Level 72
Jul 12, 2019
He’s kind of “from” nowhere, as he was a military brat and his family moved constantly growing up. He went to college in Texas I think, tried settling in Minnesota, and only wound up moving to Aspen, CO when he was nearly 30. But he did live there for the rest of his life, so I think it works fine in this quiz, considering the quiz’s description espn the answers are the states “most associated” with the given musical acts, not that they technically have to be “from” there.