10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nashville
ABC’s TV musical drama Nashville is now into its fourth season and has been welcomed with open arms into the country music community, even pulling in viewers outside the genre. The show portrays the lives of fictitious country stars and entertainment executives following all the drama that ensues behind the scenes of the music industry. What is most appealing about this show is not only does it feature roles with some of our favorite actors like Connie Britton, but has musical performances in each episode and regular celebrity appearances from stars like Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Steven Tyler and Brad Paisley. It’s safe to say the show has become a huge hit! We just can’t get enough of Nashville so we did a little digging behind the curtain — here’s 10 things you probably didn’t know about the show:
10. The Bluebird Cafe is a Real Place
The famous Bluebird Cafe is a real place in Nashville. A frequent shooting location for the show, the business has felt a huge impact since the series gained popularity. The COO/GM of The Bluebird Cafe, Erika Woolam Nichols, told Forbes: “We have had a lot more interest in the venue from the general public; not just music fans as in the past but a greater cross-section of the population. Now our shows sell out in minutes rather than a few days.” The legendary club is a hotspot in Nashville where songwriters can perform their original material in an intimate setting. Today, it has become a tourist attraction. Erika said a lot of people travel here just to pose for a picture in front of the club.
9. The Show is Realistic
Forbes also reported that the show written by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri is fairly accurate from a business perspective. All of the locations for shooting the show are real places in Nashville, and some of the episodes have been weaved into real events like the 2014 Country Music Awards, making the show very authentic. A dramatized episode of the CMA’s on the show was shot at the actual set of the award show and the Nashville stars were actual presenters during the primetime awards. Not to mention, the stars of the show have made an impact in the real-life country music scene with hit records, concert tours, shows at the Grand Ole Opry and radio singles.