Happy Fourth of July...for your patriotic consumption, a list of songs that feature a state in their name or a lyric. Let's see if, among us, we can fill them all in. Bonus points for digging deeper. And try not to repeat but I think it's an inevitability:
Alabama - Neil Young, "Alabama"
Alaska - Soundgarden, "Outshined"
Arizona - Wilco, "Hotel Arizona"
Arkansas - The Avett Brothers, "Salina"
California - Led Zeppelin, "Going to California"
Colorado - Bob Dylan's version of "Man of Constant Sorrow"
Florida - Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Walls of Raiford"
Georgia - Iron & Wine, "Sodom, South Georgia"
Idaho - Josh Ritter, "Idaho"
Illinois - Sufjan Stevens, "Come On! Feel The Illinoise!"
Indiana - R. Dean Taylor, "Indiana Wants Me"
Kansas - Drive-By Truckers, "Tornadoes"
Kentucky - Ryan Adams, "Oh My Sweet Carolina"
Maryland - Avett Brothers, "Pretty Girl from Annapolis"
Massachusetts - The Bee Gees, "Massachusetts"
Michigan - Tom Waits, "Gun Street Girl"
Mississippi - Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, "Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man"
Montana - Manic Street Preachers, "Montana/Autumn/78"
Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen, "Nebraska"
Nevada - The Jaywaks, "Nevada, California"
New Hampshire - Bob Dylan, "Tangled Up In Blue"
New Jersey - Red House Painters, "New Jersey"
New Mexico - Neil Young, "Albuquerque"
New York - R.E.M., "Leaving New York"
North Carolina - Whiskeytown, "New York Angel"
North Dakota -
Ohio - Sun Kil Moon, "Carry Me Ohio"
Oklahoma - Whiskeytown, "Oklahoma"
Oregon - Brian Holbrook, "Hands To Work"
Rhode Island -
South Carolina - Gram Parsons, "Hickory Wind"
South Dakota - Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands"
Tennessee - Old Crow Medicine Show, "Wagon Wheel"
Texas - George Strait, "All My Exes Live in Texas"
Utah - Grateful Dead, "Operator"
Virginia - The Everybodyfields, "So Good To Be Home"
West Virginia - John Denver, "Country Roads"
Wyoming - Avett Brothers, "Traveling Song"
Thanks to the folks at alt-country.org for helping flesh this list out. What've ya got?