Wow, what a crazy excursion: researching the state songs around the US! Here are some things I learned – and some of my faves.

Interesting Facts:

  • Some state songs grew up organically by the state choosing what was already popular at the time. Other states held contests.
  • Some composers kept their copyrights, which limits the use of songs being sung in public (except in schools or churches), due to the royalties that must be paid. Other composers waived their copyrights. Many of the states adopted state songs only in the last few decades.
  • I found it interesting how many state songs were difficult to find online. In many cases, the sheet music on my blog is the only free example available online…at least that I could find…

State(s) with:

My own opinions:


See also