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MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

David B. Pruett


In October 2001, an unlikely gathering of musicians calling itself the MuzikMafia took place at the Pub of Love in Nashville, Tennessee. “We had all been beat up pretty good by the ‘industry’ and we told ourselves, if nothing else, we might as well be playing muzik,” explains Big Kenny of Big & Rich. For the next year and a half, the MuzikMafia performed each week and garnered an ever-growing, dedicated fan base. Five years, several national tours, six Grammy nominations, and eleven million sold albums later, it now comprises a family of artists including founding members Big & Rich, Jon Nicho ... More

Keywords: MuzikMafia, Pub of Love, Nashville, musicians, Big Kenny, Big & Rich, fan base, national tours, six Grammy nominations, popular music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734386
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David B. Pruett, author