Q. What is the state song of Arizona?

Answer

Arizona actually has two State songs! 

The Arizona State Anthem was adopted February 28, 1919, by the Fourth State Legislature. The "Arizona March Song" as the anthem was titled, was written by Margaret Rowe Clifford with music composed by Maurice Blumenthal (Arizona March Song - Laws 1919, Chapter 28, adopted by the 4th State Legislature)

More than 60 years later, the Arizona Legislature named Arizona, a song written and performed by Rex Allen, Jr. as an alternate state anthem (I Love You Arizona - Laws 1982, Chapter 1 (HB 2300) adopted by the 35th Legislature). Rex Allen Jr. and father Rex Allen, natives of Willcox, are known world-wide for their famous renditions of cowboy songs. Rex Allen Jr. has been singing the state song at Centennial events and sang the song on February 14, 2012, at the State Capitol. You can listen to part of the song here.

More information, including the lyrics to the State songs can be found in the Arizona Almanac. 

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  • Last Updated Apr 13, 2017
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