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​Arizona Connections

Musically, Arizona has a myriad to offer. Nearly every genre is represented in the history of this state. Tune into this list and listen to the many musicians with Arizona connections.


 
The country star was born in Phoenix.
Damage
 
 
The punk-emo-alt-rock group formed in Mesa in part by two bandmates who had been friends since preschool.
Crystal visions the very best of Stevie Nicks.
 
The Fleetwood Mac member and artist in her own right was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Central Phoenix.
 
 
The influential jazz double bassist and bandleader was born on a U.S. Army base in Nogales.
Unida cantina
 
Born in Tucson and raised in Tempe, Clyne went on to attend Arizona State University. He wrote and performed the theme song to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Everything comes and goes
 
Born in Phoenix, Branch went on to live in Sedona and study voice at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Super hits
 
In the early 1960s, Jennings made Coolidge his home and when he moved to Phoenix, Tempe became a platform for his rockabilly band, The Waylors, to flourish.
 
Members of the American rock band met at Central Phoenix's Brophy Prep High School. The expanded band relocated to Tempe where they began to play gigs.
Jonas brothers
 
Middle brother Joe Jonas was born in Casa Grande.
The best of CeCe Peniston
 
The R&B star of the 1990s was raised in Phoenix. She attended Trevor G. Browne High School and Phoenix College.
The very best of John Denver live
 
Denver was a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus as a child.
The best of Linda Ronstadt the Capitol years.
 
Born in the southern Arizona city, the songstress is considered by many to be Tucson royalty. Tucson's central transit terminal is named for her grandfather, a pioneering businessman.
People of peace
 
The Navajo/Ute flautist was born in Flagstaff and currently makes Tucson his home.
Love it to death
 
Alice Cooper formed in late 1960s Phoenix and was originally the name of the band. Once the group reached significant commercial status, the lead singer took on the name Alice Cooper for himself and went on to his own lucrative career.
New miserable experience
 
The band got its start in Tempe, where it helped cultivate what is now known as the "Mill Avenue sound."
Jordin Sparks
 
At 17, she became the youngest contestant to win American Idol. Sparks was born in Phoenix and is daughter to retired NFL cornerback, Phillippi Sparks, who played for Arizona State University.
Interventions + lullabies
 
The indie rock band was formed in the Phoenix area by childhood friends Sam Means and Nate Ruess (now of the band Fun.).
 
The country crooner with a very public life lived in Phoenix for a time.
The very best of Buck Owens. Volume 1
 
The country singer and songwriter's family made Mesa their home when Owens was a child in the late 1930s.
Tanya Tucker
 
Tucker's early life was spent in Willcox.
Some nights
 
Lead singer Nate Ruess moved to Glendale when Ruess experienced too many bouts of pneumonia as a child in Iowa.  He attended Deer Valley High School.

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