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Monday 12pm: Music of The States – Nevada

Listen every Monday through Friday at 12PM ET as we feature the music of the states, A to Z.  Monday we feature music focusing on Nevada in the title or tunes about the state including popular cities.

Nevada is a state in the Western United States. It borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 34th most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada’s people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state’s four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada’s capital, however, is Carson City.

Nevada is officially known as the “Silver State” because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the “Battle Born State”, because it achieved statehood during the Civil War (the words “Battle Born” also appear on the state flag); as the “Sagebrush State”, for the native plant of the same name; and as the “Sage-hen State”.

Nevada is largely desert and semi-arid, much of it within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. About 86% of the state’s land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military.

Before European contact, Native Americans of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes inhabited the land that is now Nevada. The first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish. They called the region Nevada (snowy) because of the snow which covered the mountains in winter. The area formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and became part of Mexico when it gained independence in 1821. The United States annexed the area in 1848 after its victory in the Mexican–American War, and it was incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War (the first being West Virginia).

Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws. In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state. However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century. Nevada is the only U.S. state where prostitution is legal, though it is illegal in Clark County (Las Vegas), Washoe County (Reno) and Carson City (which, as an independent city, is not within the boundaries of any county). The tourism industry remains Nevada’s largest employer, with mining continuing as a substantial sector of the economy: Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world. – Wikipedia

RadioMax Top 70 Chart – December 29, 2013

1 1 A GREAT BIG WORLD & CHRISTINA AGUILERA – Say Something 7 1
2 2 LORDE – Team 13 2
3 5 PASSENGER – Let Her Go 21 1
4 10 EMINEM & RIHANNA – The Monster 5 2
5 6 ONEREPUBLIC – Counting Stars 27 1
6 9 ONE DIRECTION – Story Of My Life 8 5
7 3 BASTILLE – Pompeii 19 3
8 8 LADY GAGA Featuring R. KELLY – Do What U Want 10 4
9 12 PITBUL & KE$HA – Timber 11 3
10 7 ELLIE GOULDING – Burn 12 6
11 14 AMERICAN AUTHORS – Best Day Of My Life 5 11
12 64 BEYONCE – XO 2 12
13 17 KATY PERRY – Dark Horse 5 13
14 20 JASON ALDEAN – When She Says Baby 4 14
15 24 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – Stay 10 11
16 21 JOHN NEWMAN – Love Me Again 8 8
17 22 LUKE BRYAN – Drink A Beer 8 12
18 25 SARA BAREILLES – Brave 37 8
19 42 PEARL JAM – Sirens 11 8
20 23 LADY ANTEBELLUM – Compass 11 6
21 16 AVICCI – Wake Me Up 26 1
22 35 KATY PERRY – Roar 21 2
23 11 NEIGHBOURHOOD – Sweater Weather 26 8
24 19 BRUNO MARS – Young Girls 3 19
25 26 ZAC BROWN BAND – Sweet Annie 18 12
26 27 FRAY – Love Don’t Die 10 15
27 13 KATY PERRY – Unconditional 11 2
28 4 AVICCI – Hey Brother 3 4
29 29 DARIUS RUCKER – Radio 24 13
30 31 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – White Walls 15 17
31 37 KINGS OF LEON – Temple 11 27
32 44 U2 – Ordinary Love 3 32
33 49 ZENDAYA – Replay 10 28
34 18 COLBIE CAILLAT – Hold On 6 18
35 28 LORDE – Royals 18 1
36 32 LITTLE BIG TOWN – Sober 11 32
37 33 LADY GAGA – Applause 20 5
38 41 DAN + SHAY – 19 You + Me 10 38
39 46 CHRISTINA PERRI – Human 6 39
40 47 IMAGINE DRAGONS – On Top Of The World 4 40
41 54 FALL OUT BOY – Alone Together 4 41
42 58 MILEY CYRUS – Adore You 4 42
43 63 THE 1975 – Chocolate 8 41
44 65 BRAD PAISLEY – The Mona Lisa 2 44
45 34 BAND PERRY – Don’t Let Me Be Lonely 18 15
46 51 DAUGHTRY – Waiting For Superman 13 38
47 40 DEMI LOVATO – Neon Lights 5 40
48 15 BRITNEY SPEARS – Perfume 8 15
49 30 JOHN LEGEND – All Of Me 6 30
50 39 JASON DERULO – Marry Me 17 7
51 45 MILEY CYRUS – Wrecking Ball 17 2
52 53 KEITH URBAN & MIRANDA LAMBERT – We Were Us 15 6
53 38 ELI YOUNG BAND – Drunk Last Night 13 18
54 48 BILLY CURRINGTON – We Are Tonight 4 44
55 55 VOLBEAT – Lola Montez 8 37
56 56 ONE DIRECTION – Through The Dark 3 56
57 57 BOSTON – Heaven On Earth 4 57
58 59 ROSANNE CASH – Modern Blue 3 58
59 60 ZAC BROWN BAND – Day For The Dead 3 59
60 61 KARMIN – I Want It All 3 60
61 68 JASON DERULO – Trumpets 2 61
62 69 BASTILLE – Bad Blood 2 62
63 70 GARTH BROOKS & TRISH YEARWOOD – The Call 2 63
64 50 LEE DeWYZE – Fight 3 50
65 43 PARMALEE – Carolina 5 25
66 52 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – High Hopes 5 17
67 36 ERIC CHURCH – The Outsiders 9 22
68 62 BILLIE JOE & NORAH – Long Time Gone 3 62
69 N NEON JUNGLE – Braveheart 1 69
70 N BRANTLEY GILBERT – Bottoms Up 1 70
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