You know, I knew nothing about 98 Degrees until you lobbed this (as it turns out) softball pitch in my direction...Your move.
So what's the story of 98 Degrees... Ohio college student (Jeff Timmons) seeing his dreams of an NFL career fizzling, leaves school and moves to LA to pursue a career as a singer. A friend from an Arts Magnet School in Ohio connected him to another former Ohioan studying sports medicine in Miami (Nick Lachey). They hooked up in LA and decided to form a vocal group... a "boy band". Nick enlisted another friend who had sung with him in barbershop quartets a lot in the past. And eventually added Nick's younger brother to the group.
So a former football player pursuing a dream of being a singer, combined with two longtime singers with long term love of harmony singing and younger brother of one of the Barbershop singers form a pop harmony vocal group... if your love is singing, specifically harmony singing and you don't want to stick to singing 1920's harmonies at old folks homes, how do you "follow your muse" except by forming pop harmony vocal group????
Young amateur singers form a group, get good, get a record deal and become successful???? What am I missing here? How is this not "following their muse"???