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If You Like Country Music, You’ll Love Nashville

-Whitney Menefee

ABC’s newest musical television series, Nashville, is full of romance, good country music, infidelity, and glamor, enthralling audiences everywhere. The show takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, the city known best for its contribution to country music. One of the most entertaining aspects about the show is that it gives viewers a deeper look into what the culture of Nashville is all about.

The main characters in Nashville are Rayna James (Connie Britton), Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), and Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen), who are all trying to make it big as country music stars. The majority of the storyline follows Rayna James, the Faith Hill and older side of county music, and Juliette Barnes, the Taylor Swift and pop side of country music. The drama aspect of the show is revealed through the rivalry between the two country stars and the irony that sets in (spoiler alert!) when both characters are forced to tour together in order to remain successful.

One of the more appealing things about the show is that most of the scenes are filmed in famous cafes and locations throughout Nashville. For example, a few of the scenes are shot in The Bluebird Café, a famous music club known for having country music stars perform small live sets for its patrons. Many viewers, myself included, love Nashville for its music, which has made the show’s soundtrack become a hit on iTunes. One song from the soundtrack, Panettiere’s Telescope, has become so popular that it is playing nationally on country radio stations.

The show’s appealing scenery and country culture make any viewer want to visit Nashville and experience the city for themselves. If you’re not a current viewer of Nashville, no problem— the show has aired a total of eight episodes with the season finale aired on Wednesday, December 5th, so it’s the perfect time to start watching the show!

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