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Hear the Music, Experience the USA

The USA taught the world how to rock - from rock 'n' roll to jazz, bluegrass and hip hop. Come discover the places behind the music.

Go Where The Music Takes You.

Click play below to explore the destinations that inspired musicians to reimagine the classic American songs “What I Like About You” by The Romantics and “Boogie Shoes” by K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

A performance in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Spotify Playlists Inspired by the USA

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South Beach's Ocean Drive
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Florida, Miami

Miami, Florida dances to the rhythm of its own Latin beat. Check out the might of the Miami music scene and listen now.

View of the iconic New York City skyline
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New York, New York City

New York City's eclectic people and places have helped shape their original, innovative, and underground music scene. Listen now.

Cloud Gate at Chicago's Millennium Park
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Illinois, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is full of confidence and sophistication. Check out the big sounds of the Windy City. Listen now.

Memphis' Beale Street
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Tennessee, Memphis

From walking on a country road to the electric vibes of Beale St, experience the music that embodies Memphis, Tennessee. Listen now.

The Hollywood sign
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California, Los Angeles

From the Hollywood Hills to Venice Beach, discover the smooth sounds that Los Angeles, California inspires. Listen now.

The Henry Ford Museum
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Michigan, Detroit

The Motor City is more than the home of Motown music. Listen to the sounds and soul of the Detroit, Michigan's music scene.

Brass band parading through the French Quarter
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Louisiana, New Orleans

Head to New Orleans, Louisiana to smother yourself in creole culture and their deep roots in blues and jazz music. Get your taste below and listen now.

The Country Music Hall of Fame
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Tennessee, Nashville

Welcome to Nashville, Tenneessee! Rejoice in the abundance of local and world-renowned artists performing and recording daily in this honky tonk haven. Listen below.

Multnomah Falls, the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest
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Oregon, Portland

Portland, Oregon's indie music scene is riddled with creativity and rebellion. For a little bit of counter-culture jams, listen below.

Mural by graffiti artist Gonzo247 in Market Square Park
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Texas, Houston

From rustic neighborhoods to urban adventures, Houston has something for everyone. Listen now to the resilient sounds of Houston, Texas.

Brightly colored buildings lining San Juan Harbor
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Puerto Rico, San Juan

Enrich your soul with the sizzling sounds of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Listen now.

The Georgia Aquarium
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Georgia, Atlanta

Let your ears gravitate towards the thriving hip-hop scene of Atlanta, Georgia. Listen now.

Denver's Larimer Square
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Colorado, Denver

Denver, Colorado provides the perfect soundtrack to enjoy fresh air and outdoor adventures. Listen now.

The USS Constellation, World Trade Center Institute and National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
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Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland is beaming with local pride for its eclectic musical scene. Get a taste of what the buzz is all about in Baltimore. Listen now.

The Rhode Island State House in Providence
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Rhode Island, Providence

Providence, Rhode Island combines small town warmth with big city sophistication. Listen now to the breezy sounds of this thriving New England town.

The San Antonio River Walk
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Texas, San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas blends hispanic history with cowboy culture. Listen now to the western vibes of San Antonio.

The Big Sioux River running through Falls Park
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South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Rumble across the range and uncover the best kept secrets of the Midwest. Check out the sounds of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Listen now.

Playhouse Square
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Ohio, Cleveland

Discover the sounds of Midwestern grit meeting cosmopolitan pleasures in Cleveland, Ohio. Listen now.

Milwaukee's German Fest
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Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Sip a beer and experience Milwaukee, Wisconsin's festive and genuine American vibe. Listen now.

Musicians playing a porch party in Charleston
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South Carolina, Charleston

Relax and unwind to the sounds of Charleston’s southern charm. Listen to the playlist of Charleston, South Carolina below.

The Cheyenne Depot Museum in the foreground and the Wyoming state capitol in the background
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Wyoming, Cheyenne

Cheyenne's beats and sounds can be found rolling across the wide open spaces in Wyoming. Listen now.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach
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California, San Francisco

From punk rockers to hippies, San Francisco, California's music marches to its own beat. Listen now.

Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minnesota, Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota is home of some of the world’s most notable musicians and artists. Groove to the smooth, sultry beats of Prince and many more.

The Movie: America's Musical Journey

Join singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of American music. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

America's Musical Journey
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Featured Artists

The Wooks
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The Wooks (Owensboro, Kentucky / Bluegrass)

Based in central Kentucky, The Wooks breathe new life into the legacy of Bluegrass music. They feel as at home on a festival stage as they do in a country barn.
Omar Aragones
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Omar Aragones (Detroit, Michigan / Motown)

Born into a musically talented family, Omar found his love for music, especially Motown - the sounds of his hometown, very early on in life. .
Cedric Burnside
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Cedric Burnside (Jackson, Mississippi / Blues)

Cedric Burnsides’s music combines the rich tradition of Hill country blues with crackling electricity, bringing this genre into the modern-day with a splash.
Frankie Moreno in front of Las Vegas sign
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Frankie Moreno (Las Vegas Nevada / Vintage Rock)

As a gifted multi-instrumentalist, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences in Las Vegas and across the country with his own brand of piano-pounding Rock n’ Roll..
Robin Barnes from New Orleans, Louisiana
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Robin Barnes (New Orleans, Louisiana / Jazz)

With a voice as enchanting as the city of New Orleans itself, contemporary jazz singer Robin Barnes is here to stun audiences. Robin was born and raised in New Orleans surrounded by jazz sounds and her music genuinely reflects the magical city which she thrives in.
Kat Meoz
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Kat Meoz (West Hollywood, California / Rock n’ Roll)

Kat Meoz, blares her garagey blues with an indomitable quavering tenacity. Finding a truly solid combination of quick guitars, bass grooves and thrilling drum-work, Kat Meoz thrills audiences all over West Hollywood.
Dr. Joe
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Dr. Joe (Austin, Texas / Rock n Roll)

With his charismatic personality and high energy performances, Dr. Joe embodies the spirit of Austin’s live music scene. His piano rock and roll sound exudes southern funk and soulful sounds.
MIke Ledbetter
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Mike Ledbetter (Chicago, Illinois / Blues)

Chicago’s Mike Ledbetter has had a rich and multi-dimensional musical journey thus far. He has become known for his intense, operatic vocals and commanding range and has built a performance level that is genuine and exciting in all ways.
Xperimento in Miami Beach, Florida
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Xperimento (Miami, Florida / Latin Fusion)

Bilingual and multicultural band Xperimento mixes traditional latin sounds with elements of rock, R&B, hip hop and dancehall. The result is a musical rhythm in sync with the pulsing heartbeat of Miami.
Lady Lark from Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Lady Lark (Minneapolis, Minnesota / Pop)

Using infectious grooves and danceable beats, Lady Lark draws you in with her playful pop, soul, R&B, and funk sound, echoing the legendary, Minneapolis native, Prince.