ABC’S “Nashville”

Last night ABC premiered it’s new serial drama called “Nashville”. The show is about two rivaling talents- a country music icon (Connie Britton) and a young crossover break-out (Hayden Panettiere). 

Although the main plot isn’t that creative, mostly because it mirrors real life Nashville, the show has layers of interest.It seems like the rest of America agrees, the ratings are in and Nashville rounded up over 9 million viewers, beating out every show in it’s time slot. The media also loved the premier:

“You don’t have to be a fan of country music to like Nashville. Then again, you don’t have to be a fan of country music to like country music these days, either. ABC’s gripping, soapy new musical drama is one of the best new shows of the season. It pits an old-school purist against the kind of overproduced crossover act responsible for watering down the genre while taking it mainstream. The battle for the heart of the city will be waged in dressing rooms, bedrooms, recording studios, voting booths and the parking lot of the famous Bluebird Cafe.” -The Kansas City Star

It’s exciting that the rest of the world can get a positive inside look at both country music and Nashville. The series is definitely full of scandal; but instead of promoting backwoods attitudes, the show focuses on talent and lifestyle. The southern accents are credible and each of the tangled up stories are realistic and romantic. 

These real life country songs made the premier:

Eden’s Edge- Too Good To Be True  

Lee Brice- Back Home

Justin Moore- Small Town USA 

“Nashville” airs on Wednesdays at 10:00 eastern time. The soundtrack for “Nashville” can be found on iTunes.