You see, Jennings isn't always right: On this particular blog post, Jennings talks about the best bands from each state in the union. Problem is, he gets Missouri wrong:
Jars of Clay?!? (Urg, again. See disclaimer above, again.) Boy, Missouri, for a state with an unrivaled blues/jazz history, you sure haven’t done much for me lately. Edited to add: If duos are okay, Ike & Tina Turner have been mooted as a much better replacement here.
Jars of Clay, of course, formed in Greenville, Illinois.
Ike & Tina is better, but man, Jennings is missing out on a ton of folks. His only qualification is that bands formed in the state; they didn't necessarily have to become famous for living there.
Still, I can think of one right off the bat: Chuck Berry. Come on, Ken. I expected better!
-- Annie Zaleski