Someone did a "scientific" study on which states are most like a country song. Missouri did well...apparently Illinois is not like a country song (according to this ranking).
Top 5 States
The criteria they used:
Pickup Trucks: all large truck vehicles registered to a retail buyer (excluding fleet sales).
Drinkin: Per capita beer and liquor consumption
Baby Done Left: Percentage of men and women who are divorced or separated
Most religious: Percentage of population that says religion is an important part of their daily life.
Cowboys and Cowgirls: Since there’s no cowboy directory we simply measured the number of cattle and calves per square mile.
Hall of Fame Country Musicians: Number of country musicians in the Country Music Hall of Fame who were born in each state.
Dirt Roads: Miles of unpaved roads managed by the Federal Highway Administration.
Supports the Troops: Active military personnel in each state.
Works Until the Day Is Through: Ranked from lowest unemployment rate to highest.