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Wyoming Tourism Board Isn't Surprised Kanye West Chose Jackson Hole for New Album

By TheBlast Staff

If Jackson Hole, Wyoming seemed like an odd place for Kanye West to produce an album and hold a massive listening party, the state's tourism board tells The Blast they were not shocked at all.

"It's no surprise that Wyoming's epic landscapes and laid-back vibe attract creators and artists like Kanye West," said Tia Troy, Media + PR Manager for the Wyoming Office of Tourism. "It's hard not to be inspired in a place like Wyoming, especially with the Teton Mountains as your backdrop."

One of those epic landscapes even served as the album cover art for the much anticipated, "ye." On top of that, Yeezus also dropped a line of merch inspired by the state.

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"One of the greatest attributes of Wyoming is that it's all-encompassing," added Troy. "These landscapes don't care if it's your first time or 15th time to Grand Teton National Park. Here in Wyoming, you're at home no matter where you're from."

Seems like everyone in Kanye West's inner circle got bit by the Jackson Hole bug. Kim Kardashian West and their trio of children have also been holed up (get it?) with Kanye at the hotel. Kim posted some pics on social media recently showing the family enjoying the great outdoors ... even Kanye is smiling!

BRB, going to plan our next vacation.

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