Nashville TV Show
Partnering with local talent, the ABC TV show connects with Music City.
Written By: Erin B. Murray
We're as anxious as anybody to see what ABC's new show, "Nashville," which debuts next Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. CT, has in store. How will a big network portray our home town? What will those ladies wear? And can Connie Britton really sing? At least we can rest assured that there will be music and plenty of it. Yesterday, ABC Studios announced that they're working with Big Machine Label Group for an exclusive partnership that will release and market original music from the program. So as stars Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, and Jonathan Jackson show off their skills each week, we'll have access to it on iTunes almost immediately. Big Machine Label Group artists are also contributing to the soundtrack so listen for tunes from Eli Young Band and Greg Bates on episode 1.
"We are very selective of where and how we place our music into visual media," said Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group. "Music has to feel organic, appropriate and authentic when it is paired with on-camera visuals. When I saw the pilot for 'Nashville,' I knew instantly we needed to be part of it. Not only does our partnership make sense given how closely the show reflects the nature of the music business, but the show's talent has created some incredible music. We look forward to working with all of the amazing actors and actresses on the show."
And we look forward to watching.