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REO Speedwagon Named Top Musicians in Illinois History

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REO Speedwagon have been voted the “Top Musicians in Illinois History” by participants in the Illinois Top 200 project, a part of the state’s Bicentennial celebration along with the State Journal-Register and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Of the 21 shortlisted artists, REO Speedwagon received the most public votes to win the honor. The remainder of the top five included (in order) Alison Krauss, Nat King Cole, Cheap Trick, and Miles Davis.

Read Kevin’s Full Statement Below:

“We have always been proud of our Illinois roots, and have a deep connection with the people from the many Illinois cities and towns which gave us our start, and support us to this day.

There are so many great musicians from Illinois, and to be mentioned anywhere on this list is an honor. For the people of our home state to vote us as their number one is awesome. We love, and thank you all.”

For the list of the Illinois Top 10 musicians, view the Illinois Top 200.