Born in the U.S.A.: Top 50 Stars of the 50 States

Arkansas: With all due respect to occasional saxman Bill Clinton, Johnny Cash wins this musical election. The Man in Black, born in aptly named Kingsland, won new audiences with new music in even his final years (i.e., his haunting cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt") and topped the Billboard 200 as recently as 2006, three years after his passing.

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Though he was associated with Mercury Records and American Recordings for the last fifteen years of his life,