Current top music in Tennessee

BoingBoing links to an interesting site that shows the current most popular artists and albums for a particular state or country. The info comes from Gracenotes, the company whose database provides the song titles and other information when someone rips a CD. The number one album at this moment is Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride.”

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Here’s the top ten list of artists for Tennessee:

The Beatles

Carrie Underwood

Rascal Flatts

Led Zeppelin

J. K. Rowling–what kind of music is this?

Kenny Chesney

Pink Floyd

Mettallica

Dave Mathews Band

U2

If this seems like a curious list–it does to me–you have to consider the source of the info. Gracenotes is measuring the artists whose music is looked up by computer users–people who are transferring music from CDs to computers–a population skewed toward the young and the restless.

Interesting, nonetheless.

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