Take a Trip Through the States with Songs for Illinois—America's Songbook

Every state across the country has its own type of music that makes it what it is. In a multi-part series, American Songwriter will take a look at ...

January 2, 2023
9:58 PM

Every state across the country has its own type of music that makes it what it is. In a multi-part series, American Songwriter will take a look at each of the 50 states and the music that emanates from each of the various and unique landscapes. Next stop: Illinois Sports, farms, pizza, and presidents —the Prairie State has plenty of interesting tidbits on which to stake its claim. But Illinois also has music. The birthplace of innumerable hitmakers and inspiration behind so many hits, Illinois is a top destination for not only the sights but the sounds as well.

Alli Patton