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‘Nashville’ Re-Runs Headed to AXS TV

NASHVILLE - ABC's "Nashville" stars Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad, Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne  and Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

NASHVILLE – ABC’s “Nashville” stars Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad, Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne and Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Bolstering its primetime programming portfolio, AXS TV has gained cable rights to the first three seasons of the critically-acclaimed primetime ABC drama, NASHVILLE. The deal gives AXS TV the exclusive primetime cable premiere of the hit series, which will launch on the network in the fall.

Set in the heart of Music City, NASHVILLE follows the lives of a group of recording artists dealing with the highs and lows of making it in the cutthroat music industry. Connie Britton stars as the successful Country Queen Rayna Jaymes, an icon at the peak of her powers, facing a future generation of stars lighting up the charts, especially the talented and troubled Juliette Barnes, played by Hayden Panettiere. In addition to its dramatic storylines and memorable performances, NASHVILLE has attracted a wide array of guest appearances from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including: Christina Aguilera, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Wyclef Jean, Robin Roberts, Katie Couric, and Conan O’Brien, just to name a few.

NASHVILLE originally premiered on ABC on October 10, 2012, and most recently concluded its third season, which drew an average of nearly 8 million viewers a week. The series has spawned six “Music of Nashville” soundtracks which have, collectively, sold nearly one million units and over four million tracks to date, as well as a Christmas album and two “Nashville: On The Record” albums and TV specials. Season four of NASHVILLE will premiere September 23rd on ABC.

“NASHVILLE is the perfect complement to our growing lineup of music-inspired series,” said Mark Cuban, CEO of AXS TV. “With its talented cast, dramatic storylines and powerful performances from industry icons and rising stars, we are confident that NASHVILLE will connect with our viewers, while attracting a new audience of those who may have missed out on watching from the beginning of the series. This will also be a great opportunity for its devoted fan base to experience NASHVILLE all over again.”

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Nashville’s Chris Carmack Added to Ty Herndon’s Concert for Love and Acceptance

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Ty Herndon has announced the addition of Nashville’s Chris Carmack, Deborah Allen and Antigone Rising to the lineup of the inaugural Concert for Love and Acceptance. The event, presented by Herndon and GLAAD, will feature artists and celebrities appearing in support of at-risk youth in the Nashville community and will take place at City Winery (609 Lafayette St.) in Nashville, Tenn.

Accomplished actor and singer Chris Carmack is best known for his role as charming “Will Lexington” on ABC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, People’s Choice and Critics’ Choice Television Award-nominated series “Nashville.” Carmack is featured on THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE soundtracks and was a featured performer on the 2014 and 2015 NASHVILLE tours.

Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and Grammy-nominated recording artist Deborah Allen is known as one of the music industry’s most diverse and dynamic talents. With more than 1,600 published songs, including her own hits like “Baby I Lied,” “Rock Me” and “I’ve Been Wrong Before,” Allen has written songs recorded by an impressive list of artists, including LeAnn Rimes, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Brooks & Dunn, Janie Fricke, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Sheena Easton, Diana Ross, Issac Hayes and Fleetwood Mac, among others.

Female alt-country rock band, Antigone Rising, plays upwards of 280 shows a year. They are best known for their relentless touring and masterful musicianship and have shared the stage with acts like The Rolling Stones, Rob Thomas, Aerosmith, The Bangles and more.

The first-of-its-kind country music event, which will take place during CMA Fest, will be co-hosted by Herndon and political commentator and author Meghan McCain. Performers and special guests previously announced include Desmond Child, Melinda Doolittle, Shelly Fairchild, Crystal Gayle, Billy Gilman, Jennifer Knapp, Jamie O’Neal, and Pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church. Additional performances and appearances will be announced.

Tickets are available now at Proceeds benefit GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance.

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‘Nashville’s’ Chris Carmack Releases Debut EP ‘Pieces of You’

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Chris Carmack, star of ABC’s hit series “Nashville” has just released the new track “Being Alone,” available now on iTunes. The passion-driven song will be included on his forthcoming EP, Pieces of You, slated for release this spring. Although previously featured on the album THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE: SEASON 2 with the popular “What If I Was Willing,” “Being Alone” marks Carmack’s first independent release signifying his career as a solo artist.

Written solely by Carmack, the cleverly crafted song captures the lonely, raw side of finding one’s direction in life and gives fans a glimpse into what they can expect from Pieces of You, produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Ben Fowler (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Phoenix Mendoza.

“‘Being Alone’ is about a young person’s solitary struggle to discover his own identity while trying to adhere to the stifling plans and expectations of others,” shared Carmack. “The entire EP is comprised of songs I wrote when I was in Los Angeles trying to do just that: find my identity in a world that had no shortage of opinions about who I should be.”

Recently, the star hit the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA, performing songs from the series in addition to announcing the imminent release of his debut EP to the crowd’s excitement. Yahoo! Ram Country recapped Carmack’s performance exclaiming, “Not just vocally but, just possibly, as a songwriter, boy has got the goods.” Billboard previously included the artist in their “Bubbling Under” section highlighting new and noteworthy acts.

Upcoming 2015 Tour Dates:
*denotes NASHVILLE tour dates

May 5 – Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre*
May 6 – Minneapolis, MN – University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium*
May 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre*
May 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE*
May 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*
May 15 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 16 – West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
June 13 – Nashville, TN – CMA Fest 2015, Belk Park Stage

For tour dates and more information visit and follow Chris Carmack on Twitter @RealCarmack.

ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Receives Big Money from Tennessee for Season 4


The hit ABC drama “Nashville” has secured it’s spot to say in the state of Tennessee.

According to The Tennessean, the Haslam administration allocated a combined $16 million to the Department of Economic and Community Development’s film and television incentive fund, and $8 million of that has been earmarked for “Nashville” to continuing filming in Music City. Lobbyists for the show’s production team have also been in talks with Mayor Karl Dean’s administration about additional incentives from Metro.

Unlike last year when representatives from “Nashville” kicked the tires on filming the show elsewhere amid down-to-the-wire negotiations with the state and Metro, discussions have gone smoothly this time. There’s still the question of whether ABC will pick up the music-focused series for a fourth season, and the production team feels the incentives are necessary to justify the costs of filming remotely.

The show employs approximately 500 full time workers when it is in production. According to the fact sheet, there are between 150 and 200 full-time workers employed year-round. Nearly 80 percent of the production crew, which includes everything from hair and makeup staff to members of the show’s substantial music production team, are local, according to the fact sheet. The show spends roughly $20 million each season on local labor.

“This production has changed the lives of hundreds of people across the state of Tennessee,” said Peter Kurland, business agent for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 492. “It’s good-paying work. It’s provided tremendous health insurance and other benefits for people. It’s allowed people to buy houses, and cars and paid for medical procedures that were absolutely necessary. It’s been incredibly important to the community.”

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