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“Nashville” Star to Grand Marshall Nashville’s Christmas Parade


Eric Close, who plays Mayor Teddy Conrad on ABC’s hit television show “Nashville,” will serve as Parade Grand Marshal for the 61st annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade. The parade kicks off the holiday season in downtown Nashville on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. The parade theme this year is “Sharing the Warmth.”

“Piedmont Natural Gas is proud to continue this Nashville holiday tradition,” said Stephen Francescon, community relations manager, Tennessee, Piedmont Natural Gas. “The people of Nashville and all of Middle Tennessee have enjoyed and supported the parade with huge turnouts every year. We are especially excited to have ‘Nashville’s’ Eric Close join us as Grand Marshal.”

This year’s night of festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in Public Square Plaza in Downtown Nashville. Eric Close, Piedmont Natural Gas executives and other special guests, will join Mayor Karl Dean. The tree lighting will be immediately followed with fireworks. The parade begins at 7 p.m. at Public Square Plaza and travels down Second Ave. and up Broadway to Ninth Avenue.

“The Nashville Christmas Parade is a great family-friendly tradition that brings people out to enjoy our beautiful downtown,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “With the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on the same night, these festivities are a great way for our city to kick off the holiday season. This year’s Mayor’s tree lighting will take on a whole new level of excitement since it will include an appearance by another mayor – the mayor of the ‘Nashville’ TV show. I want to thank Eric Close for serving as grand marshal of the parade and being part of our Nashville community in this special way.”

The 2014 Parade theme is “Sharing the Warmth,” spotlighting the importance of the help Piedmont and our participating warm-hearted customers provide to those in need. All proceeds from the parade will benefit Piedmont’s Share the Warmth program, which assists local low-income families who need help paying energy bills at any point during the year, regardless of their energy source. Since 2003, Piedmont Natural Gas and its customers, along with the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation, have donated more than $1.5 million to Share the Warmth energy assistance funds. For more information about the Share the Warmth program, visit

To stay up to date on parade happenings and announcements, visit the Nashville Christmas Parade Facebook page at

You Are Invited to an Intimate Evening at the Home of Nashville’s Rayna James

Nashville and Friends

NASHVILLE & Friends at Home will be an intimate evening at the home where it all began – the home of Sylvia Roberts, which is the setting of Rayna James’ home ABC’s NASHVILLE. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, exceptional wines and entertainment from the cast of “NASHVILLE” as well as a few friends.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – an organization with a mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues throughout 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7pm.   Performances will begin around 9:15 pm from:

Charles Esten – Deacon Claybourne
Clare Bowen – Scarlett O’Connor
Sam Palladio – Gunnar Scott
Chris Carmack – Will Lexington
Chaley Rose – Zoey Dalton
Aubrey Peeples – Layla Grant
*Additional artists TBD

Tickets for this intimate evening of fun are $500, includes Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and concert or $750 includes access to VIP Meet and Greet with musical guests.

You can get more information about the event and purchase tickets at:

Florida Georgia Line to Perform LIVE on “Nashville” Premiere

Florida Georgia Line

“Nashville”‘s premiere has gotten even bigger! According to People, the country super star duo Florida Georgia Line will perform LIVE on season 3’s premiere of “Nashville” not once but twice!

“Florida Georgia Line is one of the music industry’s hottest groups. They’ve achieved the level of stardom that we explore every week on Nashville, so we are delighted to have them perform live on both coasts for our historic third season premiere,” says Nashville executive producer Dee Johnson.

The premiere will also include previously announced live solo performances by the show’s stars Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) and Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne). Other than the performances, which will take place on the show’s Bluebird Cafe set, the episode will be pre-recorded.

It’s a Girl for Hayden Panettiere!

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It looks like there will be a new baby girl on the set of ABC’s “Nashville” next year. Hayden Panettiere revealed she’s expecting a bouncing baby girl on the Red Carpet during Monday night’s Emmy Awards.

“I can’t wait for her to come out, this little one,” the Nashville star, who was glowing, gushed. “I want to go shopping for my girl. I want to paint the room appropriately.”

Hayden sported a tiny basketball like baby bump under her silver sparkler of a dress.

“Nashville” returns Sept. 24th on ABC, and sources confirm Hayden’s pregnancy will be written into the script for Juliet, obviously creating the perfect amount of drama!

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