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Most Popular Dad Rock Band by State

A map in a new study by Merchoid shows the most popular dad rock band in each U.S. state.

When you think of dad rock, which bands come to mind? For many, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen and other related big names from the ’70s and ’80s are likely the answer.

And while some of those still reign in many locations as the ultimate dad rock groups, Merchoid’s map is guaranteed to make you feel old, as acts from the ’90s and 2000s are apparently the supreme favorites of today’s fathers.

To gather the findings, Merchoid surveyed 3,000 Americans about which band they think encapsulates the term “dad rock” the best. Surprisingly, Nickelback were ranked the No. 1 dad rock group in the country, with 26 percent of participants declaring them the Father of All Father Bands.

See which band comes in at No. 1 in each state below. We compiled the results by regions of the U.S.:

The Northeast
Maine – Coldplay
New Hampshire – Guns N’ Roses
Vermont – Van Halen
New York – Nickelback
Massachusetts – Blink-182
Rhode Island – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Connecticut – Nickelback
New Jersey – Blink-182
Pennsylvania – Nickelback

The Southeast
Delaware – Nickelback
Maryland – Guns N’ Roses
West Virginia – Coldplay
Virginia – Blink-182
Kentucky – Guns N’ Roses
Tennessee – Bon Jovi
North Carolina – Nickelback
South Carolina – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Georgia – Nickelback
Alabama – Limp Bizkit
Mississippi – Nirvana
Arkansas – Nickelback
Louisiana – Bon Jovi
Florida – Van Halen

The Midwest
Ohio – Nickelback
Michigan – Van Halen
Indiana – Van Halen
Illinois – Blink-182
Missouri – Blink-182
Iowa – Linkin Park
Wisconsin – Van Halen
Minnesota – Nickelback
North Dakota – Linkin Park
South Dakota – Coldplay
Nebraska – Bon Jovi
Kansas – Nickelback
The Southwest
Oklahoma – Nickelback
Texas – Red Hot Chili Peppers
New Mexico – Nickelback
Arizona – Linkin Park

The West
Colorado – Guns N’ Roses
Wyoming – Nirvana
Montana – Nirvana
Idaho – Nirvana
Utah – Van Halen
Nevada – Red Hot Chili Peppers
California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Oregon – Blink-182
Washington – Nickelback
Alaska – Nirvana
Hawaii – Linkin Park