Before I get grief…yes, the man moved to Nashville (Franklin, to be exact), and technically for reasons involving a country music career. Not for his, but for his daughter’s.
Electra Mustaine is going for the same industry as her dad, except a different scene. Dave Mustaine told Rolling Stone India:
It was Electra [Mustaine’s daughter and country singer]. The reason we moved out here was because I’ve made four records out here and all those times I was recording, I did live here. It really was comfortable to be here. The last time we were here, Electra was only two years old. We didn’t know that she had the gift and once she started singing — I heard her sing one time and I was really convinced. I don’t profess to be a singer first and foremost — I’m a guitar player that sings more than a singer who plays guitar. But with her, she really is. That’s her strong point. For her, this is music city. It’s all about country. It’s where she’s flourishing.
I could do my job from anywhere — Megadeth is that successful. I can do stuff on the net from a desert island if I wanted to. But I think for her, to be here right now and work with other songwriters builds her name. She just goes in and meets people and doesn’t tell them who her dad is [laughs].
Read the entire interview about his move from Rolling Stone India here.