State Farm Neighborhood Sessions

Artist Stories

Short films about emerging artists and the hometown people and places that helped make them who they are today. Watch them all now and be on the lookout for new releases.

Ben Rector

“Try to do something excellent … the world needs great art and unique voices.”

Ben Rector

Damian Lillard

“Oakland is what I am and who I am … that fearless attitude.”

Damian Lillard

Lissie

“Community and family … that’s a really big part of being a Midwesterner.”

Lissie

Prince Royce

“There wasn’t a day that I didn’t see this as something that could truly be a reality.”

Prince Royce

BØRNS

“When I first landed in L.A., I didn’t know anyone. I thought, ‘What the hell am I doing?’”

Garrett Borns

Sofia Reyes

“If you do whatever makes you happy, you’ll do it right and you’ll be successful.”

Sofia Reyes

Charlie Puth

“For years I was completely discouraged by pursuing a career in music. And now, songs I’ve recorded in my bedroom are being heard by millions of people.”

Charlie Puth

American Authors

“Our songs are about daily life. We’re constantly learning and failing and succeeding and that’s what influences us more than anything.”

Zac Barnett, American Authors

Cam

“I definitely was outside of the system for country music … people said, ‘Who are you and where did you come from?’”

Cam

Andra Day

“My teachers taught me to leave it all out there … to give all of yourself in every moment.”

Andra Day

Andrew McMahon

"When I get on stage or when I put out music, there’s so much more that comes back."

Andrew McMahon

Echosmith

"We write these songs, these messages, that people are a part of … it becomes their story too."

Noah Sierota - Echosmith

Maddie & Tae

“Everyone’s talented … you’re fighting for this dream and so are millions of other people.”

Tae Dye