There's a new TV show in town, but unlike the ABC series 'Nashville,' this production will feature the actual reality of Music City. In a press release dated Wednesday, September 4, A&E announced that "Crazy Hearts: Nashville" will follow the lives of aspiring country music artists.
It's no secret that A&E has been doing quite well with their shows these days. With the record-breaking 'Duck Dynasty' on their roster and other ratings giants such as 'Storage Wars' and 'Bates Motel,' it is reasonable to assume that Crazy Hearts is going to soar as well. Not only will the show likely lure in the 'Duck Dynasty' audience, but the storyline alone sounds like an easy sell in today's entertainment world. Everyone in Nashville knows that country music has an enormous fan base, and that more and more people are moving to town to live the dream. Taking the facts into account, it seems certain that viewers are going to love following the lives of country music artists. Perhaps it will be an eye opener to the outside world. (Isn't it about time that we show how cutthroat and non-glamorous this business can actually be?)
Here is the official A&E release:
A&E NETWORK BEGINS PRODUCTION ON NEW ORIGINAL REAL-LIFE SERIES “CRAZY HEARTS: NASHVILLE”
SERIES FOLLOWS NASHVILLE’S HOTTEST RISING STARS FOR A FIRST-HAND LOOK INTO WHAT IT TAKES TO LIVE AND LOVE IN MUSIC CITY
NEW YORK, NY – September 4, 2013 – A&E Network has ordered the new real-life series “Crazy Hearts: Nashville”, it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network. The series will follow the lives of aspiring country music artists and insiders as they balance life, love and their pursuit of stardom, one gig at a time. Production begins immediately on eight one-hour episodes set in Nashville, TN.
“Crazy Hearts: Nashville” goes backstage into the lives and lyrics of several up-and-coming musicians trying to hit it big, fall in love and live to sing about it. Relationships mean everything in Nashville, and there is no shortage of love triangles in this town. Fiery relationships and stiff competition among these rowdy songbirds cause rivalry both on-stage and off. These passionate singers raid the Nashville social scene every night partying and singing the blues while waiting for their big break. Experience the music, struggle, romance and drama that fuel this iconic city.
“Crazy Hearts: Nashville” is produced by Eastern for A&E Network. Executive producers for Eastern are Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman. Executive producers for A&E Network are Drew Tappon, Fred Grinstein and Evan Lerner.
About A&E Network
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Let's hear from you, Nashville! Do you think this new show will help the outside world to better understand us? Country music fans...will you be watching? Are you ready to see what an aspiring country artist goes through day to day? Sound off in the comment section below!