What Montana Artist Was Streamed Most On Spotify? He’s Awesome.
When it comes to Montana artist Spotify numbers, we rank dead last. That doesn't mean we don't have some incredible talent, however.
You might have been looking over your Spotify-wrapped list recently. I get it. You can't listen to the radio 24/7. I'm not busting chops. I was actually just doing the same thing, and it got me thinking, what Montana artist got the most streams? As it turns out, we're the only state in the union that doesn't have a huge "A-List" streaming band/musician. Our highest-streamed Montanan ranks dead last, but that's not to say he and his band aren't amazing, because they are. According to Stats Panda, Tim Montana is our highest-streamed Montana artist this year with a cool 29 million streams for 2022.
Who is Tim Montana? Well, he is a Kallispel-born, Butte-raised Montana native. He and his band "The Shrednecks" have performed all over the state, and country, including the Late Show with David Letterman. Tim has even worked with Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. If you have ever seen Tim Montana and The Shrednecks live, you know they are the real deal, and it didn't surprise me when I read he was the most streamed Montana artist. 29 Million sounds like a pretty good number of plays, right? Well as it turns out it's dead last when it comes to each state's local artists. How can that be, you might ask? Like, how did a state like North Dakota beat us? As it turns out rapper Wiz Khalifa is from North Dakota (I know, right?) and he has over 8 billion streams!
Check out this killer statistics map of each state's top streamed local artist from the Stat Panda Instagram page. (Note: You need to be logged into Facebook or Instagram to see it)
To me, this isn't a loss at all. This just reinforces how we still might be a "best-kept secret". Even with all the out-of-staters moving here. Think about that while you crank Tim Montana. I've provided a track for you below. Enjoy.