Utah Ranks High On Best States For Music Lovers
If you are driving and listening to music, searching for new tunes on your phone whenever you have a minute, or walking through public spaces timing your steps to the beat in your headphones, you are probably a music lover.
How high is Utah’s interest in music compared to the rest of the nation? It’s pretty stinkin’ high. Number two overall on the list of all 50. Make a peace sign and chant it with me: “We’re number two, we’re number two”.
Just behind Tennessee is the beehive state. Behind us is Georgia, Washington and Colorado. We can’t get enough of those sweet strains. No wonder we have music festivals in every city and a broad variety of artists from Imagine Dragons, the Tab Choir, the Piano Guys to Lindsay Sterling and her dancing violin. Utah loves music. Even our professional sports team is a kind of music with a note for a logo.
How did we get so musically focused? Probably all those piano lessons that Utah moms sign their kids up for. Even those of us who couldn’t learn chop sticks, still got the melodies stuck in our heads. It’s no shame coming in behind Tennessee, they have Nashville and Memphis. It’s kind of hard to beat that music scene.
By the way, do not visit Wyoming if you're looking for tunes. They aren’t into it apparently. That’s right, number 50, dead last behind Iowa at 49 and South Dakota at 48. Apparently, the day the music died was somewhere between Casper and Laramie.