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United States of music: America’s amazing musical breadth

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50 distinct states, 50 distinct music stars By Michael Shilling Special to MSN MusicBlues from Chicago and the Delta, jazz from New Orleans, hip-hop and punk from New York to Los Angeles: The contributions that these United States have made to popular music are shimmering in their depth of styles and sweeping in their breadth of performers. Here is a look at one living artist from each state in the union that only just touches on this country’s rich melodic mosaic. Bing: Famous musicians from Los Angeles | Bing: Famous musicians from New York City| Related: United States of TV
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