here are the best artists and bands from Colorado. The Centennial State has an incredibly active music scene, primarily centered around Denver. Bands from all over the world have traveled to play at historically significant venues. For example, Led Zeppelin's first North American performance ever was in Denver. Queen also entered the United States' consciousness in a big way by playing their first U.S. gig at the Regis Field House in Denver. While numerous artists have played in the state, Colorado is also responsible for fostering its own talent. There have been plenty of famous musical artists from Colorado who have made an impact on audiences in this country and beyond.
John Denver lived in Aspen and had a profound love of Colorado for much of his life. In fact, he sang about the state numerous times in his music. To show their appreciation for Denver's music, state legislators awarded him the title of poet laureate. Some of the most popular Colorado artists include The Fray, OneRepublic, The Lumineers, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Of all the best musical artists from Colorado, which ones do you find yourself listening to time and time again? All of these artists were either born, raised, or formed here. Vote for your favorite musicians to make Colorado proud.
Albums: That's the Way of the World, Spirit, All 'n All, Gratitude, Open Our Eyes, + more
Albums: Dreaming Out Loud, Waking Up, The Teen Idols: The Very Best Of, Native, Stop and Stare, + more
Albums: Rocky Mountain Christmas, Christmas Like a Lullaby, A Christmas Together, Take Me Home, Country Roads, + more
Albums: Riviera, Sister Sweetly, All the Love You Need, Strategem, Rocksteady, + more
Albums: Sugarloaf & Spaceship Earth: A Golden Classics Edition, Don't Call Us — We'll Call You, The Best of Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf, Nõ a Baj, + more
Albums: One Step Closer, Breathe, Untying the Not, 'Round the Wheel, Born on the Wrong Planet, + more
Albums: Rarities, Competition Coupe / Surfin' With The Astronauts, Go...Go...Go!!! / For You From Us, Down the Line / Travelin' Men, Movin', + more
Albums: Music from Here, Bearings, Open Fire, The Speed of Sound, Mean, + more
Albums: Fight with Tools, The Circle in the Square, Platypus, Survival Story, Onomatopoeia, + more
Albums: O' Cracker Where Art Thou?, Euphoria, The Nashville Sessions, Bridges to Bert, Aquatic Hitchhiker, + more
Albums: The Muse, Ways Not to Lose, 2006-08-06: Waterslide, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, + more
Albums: Cipher, Always Say Please and Thank You, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, The Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace, American Country Music Changed Her Life, + more
Albums: Don't Trust Me, Want, 3OH!3, Omens, Streets of Gold, + more
Albums: Tone Soul Evolution, Fun Trick Noisemaker, New Magnetic Wonder, Her Wallpaper Reverie, Velocity of Sound, + more
Albums: Purplemetalflakemusic, Glue, Candy / Molly’s Lips, Tin Top Toy / Tomorrow