Oklahoma – 50 States of Music


Music Industry Contribution to State GDP

Economists Inc.


Jobs Supported

Economists Inc.


Music Establishments

A2IM/Economists Inc./NIVA


Royalty Recipients





Renowned artists and musicians may be Oklahoma’s true natural resource.

Yes, the musical of the same name secured the first Gold Album Award in 1958, but many more names make Oklahoma a true music state. Among them: The Flaming Lips, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Elvin Bishop, Garth Brooks, Hanson, JJ Cale, Keith Anderson, Leon Russell, Reba McEntire, Kristin Chenoweth, The All-American Rejects, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Woody Guthrie, and so many more.


  • Blake Shelton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Chet Baker
  • Elvin Bishop
  • Garth Brooks
  • Hanson
  • JJ Cale
  • Keith Anderson
  • Leon Russell
  • Reba McEntire
  • The All-American Rejects
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Toby Keith
  • Vince Gill
  • Woody Guthrie

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 89th Street Collective
  • Beer City Music Hall
  • BOK Center
  • Brady Theater
  • Bricktown Comedy Club
  • Cain’s Ballroom
  • Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Civic Center Music Hall
  • Cox Business Center
  • Diamond Ballroom
  • First Council Casino Hotel
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
  • IDL Ballroom
  • Innervisions
  • Maggie’s Music Box
  • Mercury Lounge
  • Norman Music Festival
  • ONEOK Field
  • Ponyboy
  • Rocklahoma Festival
  • The Auditorium at the Douglass
  • The Blue Door
  • The Criterion
  • The Jones Assembly
  • The Paramount Room
  • The Vanguard
  • Tower Theatre
  • Tulsa Theater
  • Venue Shrine
  • Zoo Amphitheatre

Music Schools

  • East Central University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma
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