From the Arkansas Tourism Team

The Musical “Heartbeat” of Arkansas

Arkansas’s musical heritage is as diverse as the state’s landscape. From blues to folk, gospel to rockabilly, music has always been a part of life in The Natural State.

Musical greats such as Johnny Cash, Al Green, Glen Campbell, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Driftwood, Scott Joplin, Charlie Rich, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Conway Twitty and William Warfield all called Arkansas home. Museums, attractions and festivals throughout Arkansas pay homage to these and many other musical legends.

Music is one of the things that brings people together, regardless of age or upbringing or even geography. Most people have an emotional reaction to music…that song that takes you back to your childhood or to an important event in your life. 

Arkansas’s musical heritage is remarkable. Take some time this month to learn more about The Natural State’s legacy of music. 

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