Arkansas Music Poll: Methodology 

The results were calculated based on an inversely weighted point scale, where a first place vote counts as 10 points, a second place vote counts as 9 and so on. Our only qualification for inclusion was that acts or albums must be largely helmed by an Arkansan or Arkansans. We tried to avoid providing further guidance, and voters interpreted the rule with varying degrees of rigidity. The only spot where we disqualified a top 10 finisher based on that rule was with The Band's "Music from the Big Pink," an album made by four Canadians and one Arkansan.