Montana might not have the most well-known bands or artists, but we have some high-quality local music you should know.

Montanans love music. Whether they are going to a concert, listening in their car, or jamming out at home, we all enjoy hearing our favorite bands or artists daily. Music can help you focus, relax, or make you cry, and that's the beauty of music.

KISS FM logo
Get our free mobile app

In today's world of technology, finding new and exciting music from all over the world is incredibly easy. With Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and YouTube, everyone has access to music they can discover and become new fans.

Photo by Matthew Kalapuch via Unsplash
Photo by Matthew Kalapuch via Unsplash

What if you want to discover local music? What if you are looking for the best bands or artists in your state that you can enjoy? For Montana, that might be a little hard.

Montana isn't like states like Washington, California, or Texas, which have had some massive artists become famous. It can be hard to find bands or artists that originate from Montana, but we might have some help.

Photo by Hans Vivek via Unsplash
Photo by Hans Vivek via Unsplash

TikTok user and Radio DJ Joey has started a video series called The Coolest Bands From All 50 States. The way he determines who makes the list is all submitted by viewers. That's smart because everyone has different music tastes, and if Joey picked the list, it might have some bias due to his music likes. Here's what he thinks might be the coolest bands from Montana.

@joeyontheair More #5bands50states from MONTANA!!! Don’t let me down here guys… so much great stuff from Montana. The playlist has been updated as well. Go listen to everything these bands have put out… so much excellent music! . #newmusic #montana #montanamusic #rockmusic #indierock #doommetal #punkrock #psychedelic #psychrock #newbands ♬ original sound - Joey

Credit: JoeyOnTheAir via TikTok

As you can see, some of these Montana bands and artists make music in all different genres. Even though Montana is viewed as filled with mostly cowboys and ranchers, locals love listening to all types of music.

There are some glaring omissions, like Izaak Opatz and Stephanie Quayle, but we love seeing other bands and artists get recognition for their incredible music.

Are there any other cool bands out there Joey missed? Let us know on the app.

Major Concerts Coming to Montana in 2024

Montana is full of great concert venues and places to see live music. Here's a look at who's coming our way in 2024!

Gallery Credit: Jesse James

15 Bands and Artists Locals Want To See At Bobcat Stadium in 2023

The folks in the Gallatin Valley have concert fever and need more! Here's who locals want to see come to Bobcat Stadium in 2023.

Gallery Credit: Will Gordon

Five Artists/Bands That Absolutely Should Perform in Bozeman

Bozeman's music scene is growing and ever-changing, but these artists are on our "must see" list if they ever come to town.

Gallery Credit: Will Gordon

More From KISS FM