Bestselling music act from each US State

For each state, name the artist with the most record sales (in the US) from that state.
Solo artists are assigned to their state of birth, and bands to the state in which they were formed.
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Last updated: January 7, 2020
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State
Artist
Alabama
Alabama
Alaska
Portugal. The Man
Arizona
Linda Ronstadt
Arkansas
Johnny Cash
California
The Eagles
Colorado
The Fray
Connecticut
Michael Bolton
Delaware
George Thorogood
Florida
Backstreet Boys
Georgia
Alan Jackson
Hawaii
Bruno Mars
Idaho
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Illinois
Chicago
Indiana
Michael Jackson
Iowa
Andy Williams
Kansas
Kansas
Kentucky
Dwight Yoakam
Louisiana
Lil Wayne
Maine
Howie Day
Maryland
Toni Braxton
Massachusetts
Aerosmith
Michigan
Madonna
Minnesota
Prince
Mississippi
Elvis Presley
Missouri
Eminem
State
Artist
Montana
Nicolette Larson
Nebraska
Mannheim Steamroller
Nevada
The Killers
New Hampshire
Mandy Moore
New Jersey
Bruce Springsteen
New Mexico
John Denver
New York
Billy Joel
North Carolina
Randy Travis
North Dakota
Wiz Khalifa
Ohio
Rascal Flatts
Oklahoma
Garth Brooks
Oregon
Everclear
Pennsylvania
Taylor Swift
Rhode Island
Billy Gilman
South Carolina
Hootie & The Blowfish
South Dakota
Shawn Colvin
Tennessee
Tina Turner
Texas
George Strait
Utah
Jewel
Vermont
Phish
West Virginia
Brad Paisley
Washington
Kenny G
Virginia
Dave Matthews Band
Wisconsin
Steve Miller
Wyoming
Spencer Bohren
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Level 79
Jan 7, 2020
Great quiz! Answers for Alabama, Kansas and Illinois were a bit too tricky for me though :/
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2020
Wow! Great quiz!
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2020
Google seems to think that Loretta Lynn has sold more records than Dwight Yoakam.
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2020
According to https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=top_tallies&ttt=TAA , Yoakam has sold 11.5 million albums, while Lynn has sold less than 8. Keep in mind that this is only sales in the US- it proved nearly impossible to compile global sales.