Ever wonder what the top favorite artist in Texas is? Perhaps it’s obvious that Bruce Springsteen would be popular in his home state of New Jersey. Is Tim McGraw more popular in his home state of Louisiana or the state he now calls home Tennessee?
Buzzfeed recently posted a map of the United States that lists what the favorite artist by state. Of course, Texas tips its hat to the King of Country, George Strait. Nebraska loves Bastille. AWOLNATION is the favorite in Utah. Dave Matthews Band is the favorite band in Virginia. You would think Georgia’s native sons REM would be popular in that state, but they are the favorites of Maine.
The artists were determined by a massive study conducted by Paul Lamere that examined the distinctive music tastes of every state.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 26, 2014
Looking at the map with the artists names actually kind of perplexed Tony and Julie. They realized that they really aren’t sure which state is which just by looking at it. Web Girl Leslie made everyone take a geography pop quiz to test their knowledge.