Here are the best artists and bands from Montana. The Northwest state has a long and storied history in the music industry. Many folk and cowboy song pioneers came from the Treasure State. However, the state is so much more than that. The state has an incredibly diverse population, and that diversity comes out in the type of music that comes out. John Mayer may have moved to Bozeman and drew influences there for his album Paradise Valley, but for this list of the most famous Montana musical artists, the focus will solely be on people who were born or raised in the state.
From Top Hat Lounge to Stonefly Lounge, there are plenty of venues that host an array of artists. You never know who might be stopping by, and after a long day at work, there is nothing like kicking back with a beer and watching a great blues band play all night long. Other popular Montana artists include The Iron Maidens drummer Linda McDonald, Rob Quist, Colin Meloy, and Jeff Ament.
Some of these musicians may no longer be with us, but their influences can still be felt all over the country. Now is your chance to let the world know who you believe the best musical artists from Montana are. Vote for as many artists as you like. Music has the power to reawaken old memories, so reading through this list may be just the thing you need to reminisce on good, old times.