Here are the best artists and bands from Arizona. Known for its heat, Arizona is also red hot by all of the bands that come out of the Grand Canyon State. Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World once referred to Phoenix as a "rock mecca," and it's easy to see why. While plenty of rock acts have come out of the state over the years, there are plenty of other famous musical artists from Arizona that used to call the state home.
Alice Cooper's family moved to Arizona when he was still a child. He had a series of childhood illnesses that required the family, at the time living in Detroit, to move out to a different climate. Some other major rock acts that have roots around Arizona include Gin Blossoms, AJJ, and The Maine. There is just something about growing up in Arizona that makes kids want to pick up a guitar. Other popular Arizona artists include Michelle Branch, Dierks Bentley, Jordin Sparks, and Stevie Nicks.
Who do you think are the best musical artists from Arizona? You can vote for your favorites to show everyone who you think rocks the hardest. From Flagstaff to Tucson, these artists come from all over. All music fans are encouraged to let their opinions be known.
Albums: Bella Donna, Buckingham Nicks, Trouble in Shangri-La, Enchanted, Rock a Little, + more
Albums: Welcome to My Nightmare, Hey Stoopid, Brutal Planet, Trash, Constrictor, + more
Albums: Bleed American, Christmas, Futures (bonus disc: Demo Recordings), Clarity, Chase This Light, + more
Albums: New Miserable Experience, Congratulations I'm Sorry, Dusted, Major Lodge Victory, No Chocolate Cake, + more
Albums: A Merry Little Christmas, Heart Like a Wheel, What's New, 'Round Midnight, Blue Bayou, + more
Albums: High Rise, No Sun Today, Out of Time, Home Sweet Home
Albums: Meat Puppets II, Too High to Die, Up on the Sun, Golden Lies, Sewn Together, + more
Albums: Dog Problems, B-Sides and Rarities, Snails, EP, Interventions + Lullabies, + more
Albums: Hotel Paper, The Spirit Room, Broken Bracelet, Breathe, Everything Comes and Goes, + more
Albums: Long Trip Alone, Modern Day Drifter, Up on the Ridge, Dierks Bentley, Home, + more
Albums: A Christmas Remembered, Christmas With Marty Robbins, Marty! (disc 2), Rock'n Roll'n Robbins: Marty Robbins Sings, Best Hits, + more
Albums: Rock 'n' Roll X-mas, Real Songs on Real Instruments, Let It Rock – The Chuck Berry Tribute, Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down, + more
Albums: Jordin Sparks, Battlefield, Jordin Sparks, For Now, Tattoo, + more
Albums: Songs of Life, Freedom of Sound, Jammin' with Friends, A Letter From Death Row, Show Me Your Hits! A Salute to Poison, + more
Albums: Alternate Takes, Money Jungle, Blues & Roots, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Cornell 1964, + more
Albums: Humbucker, Appleberry Wine, Last Train Down
Albums: White Mansions - A Tale of the American Civil War 1861-1865, Wanted! The Outlaws, Out of the Ashes, Diamond in the Rough, Leather and Lace, + more
Albums: Overnight Sensational, Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album