Anyone familiar with the city of Nashville knows it's a hotbed for nearly all things relating to country music. A good deal of country singers got their start in the city throughout the 20th Century, which helped provide Nashville with a reputation as being the cultural center of the country/western music genre. While the rock n' roll scene that exists in the city isn't as prevalent, it's nonetheless a crucial element of the city that has fostered several budding rock stars during their formative years. Even though the alternative rock group, American Bang, calls Nashville home and makes a characteristic style of no-frills rock music, there is still an underlying element of county--or at least staunch American values--that is pervasive throughout its music. The band was formed in 2005 by various musicians who all had relevant work experience and had previously been playing with other fairly respectable bands in the Nashville scene. After kicking around the city's music scene for a few years, American Bang managed to get signed by the massive Warner Brothers Records in 2007. The group has since managed to release a few EPs and LPs to mixed commercial and critical success.