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MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

David B. Pruett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

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 ... More


Introduction

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book focuses on the MuzikMafia, which can be defined as a distinct musical community that developed from a stylistically diverse Nashville scene into both a social collective and a commercial ... More


The Nashville Scene

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the Nashville music scene from both geographic and historical perspectives. The founding artists of the MuzikMafia did not incite a revolution in Nashville; they merely worked ... More


August 2002 to March 2004: Growing Popularity in Nashville and Beyond

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the MuzikMafia’s rising popularity and performances from August 2002 to March 2004. The MuzikMafia had transformed into a calculated commercial venture by the time the ... More


2005: The Second Wave

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the various activities and changes experienced by the MuzikMafia in 2005. These include Country Music Television’s broadcasting of MuzikMafia TV, a six-part television series ... More


The Beginning of the End

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter details the events that culminated in the downfall of the MuzikMafia. From 2006 through 2008, the MuzikMafia went from being a major force in the commercial music industry to a ... More


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