Just me and only me, but the South to me means, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Carolina....okay, and *maybe* West Virginia. That's just me though.
Virginians, Kentuckians and Louisianans are like "whaaaaat?"
Yeah, you can't really draw the Southern line along state line boundaries. Most notable example would be Virginia. You not in the South if your in a DC suburb, but Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy during the war between the states. Although the South has been redefined both geographically and politically in the last 150 years.
Arkansas is Southern through and through, at least it was the last time I was there.
West Virginia, certainly the panhandle is in yankee territory
. Although most is Southern. Also don't know any bands from WV, but there are a lot of session musicians (A) that are from there. Even notable band members from there, but they start their bands in other states.
Louisiana, I have to go South with them. A different
kind of South albeit. French South?
Foot note (A):
Session musician, a musician that helps with studio recordings but is not recognized as an actual band member.
Fun fact: I forget his name, but the actor that portrayed Lenny of Lenny & Squiggy fame (Lavern & Shirly) was a session musician for The Left Banke.