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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.”

Due To Popular Demand “Nashville” Concert Tour Adds Another City To Schedule


Due to popular demand an additional city has been added to the “Nashville” spring concert tour.  The tour will now play in Philadelphia at the Tower Theater on May 1.  The newly added date follows Tuesday’s announcement of a second show in New York City’s Beacon Theatre.  Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m. ET at

Initial shows on the tour went on sale last Friday prompting the swift addition of two new dates.  The tour opens on April 29 with a two-night stand in New York City.  Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Aubrey Peeples will then take the stage in Philadelphia on May 1 performing songs from ABC’s hit television series “Nashville.”

Check specific line-up information for each date on the tour:

4/29       New York, NY     Beacon Theatre                  SOLD OUT!
4/30       New York, NY     Beacon Theatre                   On sale: 4/3 at Noon ET
5/1         Philadelphia, PA  Tower Theater                 On sale: 4/9 at 10 a.m. ET
5/2         Boston, MA         Wang Theatre                      Tickets on sale
5/3         Washington, DC   DAR Constitution Hall       Tickets on sale
5/5         Chicago, IL           Rosemont Auditorium        Tickets on sale
5/6         Minneapolis, MN  Northrup Auditorium          Tickets on sale
5/8         San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater                Tickets on sale
5/9         Los Angeles, CA    Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Tickets on sale
5/10       Phoenix, AZ    Comerica Theatre                     Tickets on sale

Since its debut, “Nashville” has inspired six “Music of Nashville” soundtracks, as well as a Christmas album, which have collectively sold nearly one million soundtracks and over four million tracks to date.  Produced by Big Machine Records, ABC Studios and Lionsgate, the show’s sixth and highly-anticipated soundtrack is on sale May 12, 2015.

Stars of ABC’s “Nashville” Hit The Road For A Spring Concert Tour

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Following a highly successful tour in 2014, stars of ABC’s “Nashville” will once again hit the road in an eight-city spring concert tour. Launching on April 29 in New York City, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Aubrey Peeples and Lennon & Maisy will take the stage and perform various songs from the hit television series.  Sam Palladio will join the tour for the New York and Los Angeles shows and Jonathan Jackson will appear in Chicago.  All shows go on sale Friday, March 27.

“It is so exciting and rewarding to see our amazing cast blossom as live artists and be able to have that intimate relationship with our ‘Nashville’ fans,” said Dawn Soler, Senior Vice President, TV Music, ABC Entertainment Group. She added, “Taking ‘Nashville’ on the road, along with our ‘On The Record’ series, offers our viewers a complete and authentic experience.”

“We were truly energized last year by the fervor and passion we experienced on the road.” shared Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment.  “We have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to once again share the exceptional talents of our cast with fans from coast to coast. They are all rare individuals that excel as actors, musicians, songwriters and performers.”

4/29    New York, NY    Beacon Theater               On sale: 3/27 at 10am ET
5/2      Boston, MA         Wang Theater                 On sale: 3/27 at 10am ET
5/3      Washington, DC  DAR Constitution Hall  On sale: 3/27 at 10am ET
5/5      Chicago, IL          Rosemont Auditorium    On sale: 3/27 at 11am CT
5/6      Minneapolis, MN Northrup Auditorium     On sale: 3/27 at Noon CT
5/8      San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater           On sale: 3/27 at 10am PT
5/9      Los Angeles, CA   Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE On sale: 3/27 at 10am PT
5/10    Phoenix, AZ         Comerica Theater           On sale: 3/27 at Noon MDT

The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment.  “Nashville” airs Wednesdays (10-11 pm ET) on ABC.

Since its debut, “Nashville” has inspired six “Music of Nashville” soundtracks, as well as a Christmas album, which have collectively sold nearly one million soundtracks and over four million tracks to date.  Produced by Big Machine Records, ABC Studios and Lionsgate, the show’s sixth and highly-anticipated soundtrack is on sale May 12, 2015.

Fans of “Nashville” can also tune in on Wednesday, March 25 10/9c for the music special Nashville: On The Record 2.  The live concert event was taped earlier this year on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House and features performances by several cast members including all the actors on the tour and more.

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