Official State Songs of the United States of America

Every state in the United States has adopted an official state song. Some of the states have changed their state songs over times, but most of them have kept the same song since they adopted it.

These state songs provide an interesting view into the history of each state and what type of environment the state was in while it gained its statehood.


Official US State Songs

Here’s a list of the official state songs for each State in the United States of America along with their publish dates and writers.

StateSong TitleSongwriter: WordsSongwriter: MusicYear Written
Alabama (AL)AlabamaJulia S. Tutwiler Edna Gockel Gussen1931
Alaska (AK)Alaska's Flag Marie Drake Elinor Dusenbury
1985
Arizona (AZ)ArizonaMargeret Rowe Clifford Maurice Blumenthal
1915
Arkansas (AR)ArkansasWayland Holyfield Wayland Holyfield
1987
California (CA)I Love You, California F. B. Silverwood A. F. Frankenstein
1951
Colorado (CO)Where the Columbine Grows A. J. Flynn A. J. Flynn
1915
Connecticut (CT)Yankee Doodle AnonymousAnonymous1767
Delaware (DE)Our Delaware George B. Hynson M. S. Brown
1925
Florida (FL)The Swanee River Stephen Collins FosterStephen Collins Foster1851
Georgia (GA)Georgia on My Mind Stuart GorrellHoagy Carmichael
1930
Hawaii (HI)Hawaii Ponoi King David KalakanaProf. Henry Berger1967
Idaho (ID)Here We Have Idaho McKinley Helm & Albert J. TompkinsSallie Hume-Douglas
1931
Illinois (IL)IllinoisC. H. ChamberlainArchibald Johnston
1925
Indiana (IN)On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away Paul DresserPaul Dresser1897
Iowa (IA)The Song of IowaS. H. M. ByersMelody: Tannenbaum1911
Kansas (KS)Home on the Range Dr. Brewster M. HigleyDaniel F. Kelly1873
Kentucky (KY)My Old Kentucky Home Stephen Collins FosterStephen Collins Foster1853
Louisiana (LA)You Are My SunshineJimmy DavisCharles Mitchell1940
Maine (ME)State of Maine Song Roger Vinton Snow Roger Vinton Snow
1937
Maryland (MD)Maryland, My Maryland James Ryder RandallJames Ryder Randall1861
Massachusetts (MA)All Hail to Massachusetts Arthur J. Marsh Arthur J. Marsh
1966
Michigan (MI)Michigan, My Michigan William Otto MiessnerMusic: Tannenbaum
1937
Minnesota (MN)Hail Minnesota AnonymousAnonymous1905
Mississippi (MS)Go, Mississippi Houston Davis Houston Davis
1962
Missouri (MO)Missouri Waltz J. R. ShannonJohn Valentine Eppel1914
Montana (MT)Montana MelodyCarleen HarveyLeGrande Harvey1983
Nebraska (NE)Beautiful Nebraska Jim Fras Jim Fras
1967
Nevada (NV)Home Means Nevada Bertha Raffetto Bertha Raffetto
1933
New Hampshire (NH)Old New Hampshire Dr. John F. Holms Maurice Hoffmann
1949
New Jersey (NJ)I'm From New JerseyRed Mascara Red Mascara
1961
New Mexico (NM)O, Fair New Mexico Elizabeth Garrett Elizabeth Garrett
1917
New York (NY)I Love New York Steve Karmen Steve Karmen
1900
North Carolina (NC)The Old North State William Gaston Mrs. E. E. Randolph
1927
North Dakota (ND)North Dakota Hymn James W. Foley Music: The Austrian1926
Ohio (OH)Beautiful Ohio Ballard MacDonaldRobert A. King1918
Oklahoma (OK)OklahomaOscar Hammerstein II Richard Rogers
1953
Oregon (OR)Oregon, My Oregon J. A. Buchanan Henry B. Murtagh
1927
Pennsylvania (PA)Pennsylvania Eddie Khoury Ronnie Bonner
1990
Rhode Island (RI)Rhode Island's It for Me Charlie Hall Maria Day1996
South Carolina (SC)Carolina Henry Timrod Anne Custin Burgess
1911
South Dakota (SD)Hail! South Dakota! DeeCourt Hammitt DeeCourt Hammitt
1943
Tennessee (TN)When It's Iris Time in Tennessee
Willis Wade NewmanWillis Wade Newman1935
Texas (TX)Texas, Our Texas William J. MarshWilliam J. Marsh
1929
Utah (UT)Utah, We Love TheeEvan StephensEvan Stephens1895
Vermont (VT)These Green Mountains Diane MartinRita Burglass1999
Virginia (VA)Carry Me Back to Old Virginia James Allen BlandJames Allen Bland1878
Washington (WA)Washington, My Home Helen Davis Helen Davis 1959
West Virginia (WV)The West Virginia HillsMrs. Ellen KingH. E. Engle1963
Wisconsin (WI)On, Wisconsin J. S. Hubbard & Charles D. Rosa William T. Purdy
1909
Wyoming (WY)Wyoming C. E. Winter G. E. Knapp
1955

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