It's not surprising to those of us who live in Illinois that we have an incredible amount of musical talent inside the borders of our state.

Great Singers and Performers Who Are Originally From Illinois

Some of the best entertainers, singers, and performers in the world are from Illinois, and that's a fact whether you're looking back at history or the current music stars.

Whether it's Pearl Jam frontman and die-hard Cubs fan Eddie Fedder, or Rapper Christopher Bryan Bridges better known as Ludacris who was born in Champaign, Illinois. Doesn't matter what the music type is, you can find a connection to Illinois.

Even Country Music has chart-topping artists out of the Land of Lincoln from Brett Eldredge being from Paris, Allison Krauss a Decatur native, and one of the hottest new country artists Bailey Zimmerman is from Louisville, Illinois.

NBC Reality Show 'The Voice' Features a Judge from Illinois

Wearing his trademark '3' hat, Chancelor Johnathan Bennett from Chicago, Illinois is known better as Chance the Rapper and has been a featured judge on Season 25 of NBC's 'The Voice.'

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That Windy City connection has been showing during the Blind Auditions of The Voice over the past few weeks when multiple performers who are Illinois natives had judges turn their chairs and add them to their team.

Ryan Argast from Plainfield, Illinois

Ryan covered the song 'Speechless' by Dan and Shay, and his strategy paid off since Dan and Shay turned their dual chair to get this Illinois native on their team.

Nathan Chester from Chicago, Illinois

Nathan auditioned for The Voice when he was 14 and didn't get a single chair turned for him, but this time it was multiple judges who wanted him on their team. He selected John Legend as his coach.

Maddi Jane from Chicago, Illinois

It was a 4-chair turn for Maddi who ultimately selected another Chicago native as her coach.
The Voice airs on Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.

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