"Nashville's" Connie Britton in her most recent series, Friday Night LIghts.
In the past few months, the television pilot "Nashville" has been under close watch, after casting and shooting it's initial series in the self-named Tennessee city. The Hollywood Reporter released this description of the cast: "Nashville": This family soap is set in Nashville and chronicles an aging country music star (Connie Britton) battling against (and forced to collaborate with) an up-and-coming sensation (Hayden Panettiere). Eric Close has been cast as Britton's husband and Powers Boothe ("Deadwood," "Tombstone") is her disapproving father.
This powerhouse episodic has been picked up officially as ABC's first official 2012-2013 season addition. The charm and mystery of the country music industry doesn't stop at our own back door, though. Reba McEntire's new series, Malibu Country, has also been picked up by ABC for this season. Malibu Country, which also did casting in Nashville, will call Hawaii home during production.
Local talent who have been traveling for episodic and film work now have a small share of it in their own back yard. And with all the buzz and romance of the country music industry lighting up the screen, there is bound to be more opportunities around the corner. Now is the time to get those acting chops sharpened and to stay focused on your craft for when Nashville starts casting day players!
Will you be on Nashville?