This is interesting…. has a list of musical acts that best represent each state. The musicians didn't necessarily have to be from the state, but that's the case for a lot of them.

The list seems mostly subjective. They considered stuff like album sales and Grammy wins, but they admit there were “less concrete factors” as well, and they didn't say what those might be. Here's the full rundown:

Alabama: Alabama

Alaska: Jewel

Arizona: Stevie Nicks

Arkansas: Johnny Cash

California: The Eagles

Colorado: John Denver

Connecticut: Michael Bolton

Delaware: George Thorogood

Florida: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Georgia: Outkast

Hawaii: Bruno Mars

Idaho: Paul Revere and the Raiders

Illinois: Chicago

Indiana: Michael Jackson

Iowa: The Everly Brothers

Kansas: Kansas

Kentucky: Loretta Lynn

Louisiana: Harry Connick, Jr.

Maine: Rustic Overtones

Maryland: Toni Braxton

Massachusetts: Boston

Michigan: Madonna

Minnesota: Prince

Mississippi: Elvis Presley

Missouri: Ike and Tina Turner

Montana: Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. Believe it or not, as far as musicians born in Montana, he's pretty much IT.

Nebraska: 311

Nevada: The Killers

New Hampshire: Aerosmith

New Jersey: Bruce Springsteen

New Mexico: The Shins

New York: Billy Joel

North Carolina: Charlie Daniels

North Dakota: Lawrence Welk

Ohio: The Black Keys

Oklahoma: Garth Brooks

Oregon: Everclear

Pennsylvania: Boyz II Men

Rhode Island: The Talking Heads

South Carolina: Hootie & the Blowfish

South Dakota: Shawn Colvin

Tennessee: Dolly Parton

Texas: Kenny Rogers

Utah: The Osmonds

Vermont: Phish

Virginia: Dave Matthews Band

Washington: Nirvana

West Virginia: Brad Paisley

Wisconsin: The Violent Femmes

Wyoming: Chris LeDoux