STARS OF TELEVISION’S “NASHVILLE” TO STAGE FIRST-EVER INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Nashville – (March 11, 2016) – Stars of the hit series “Nashville” are set to play for audiences in England and Scotland during a first-ever international tour in June. Launching June 13 in Manchester, England, the tour will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, and Sam Palladio performing songs from the series and original material. Later stops include Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol and London. All shows go on sale Friday, March 18. “Nashville” staged sold-out tours across the United States in 2014 and 2015.
“The ‘Nashville’ cast is comprised of individuals who excel as actors, musicians, songwriters, and performers,” said Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment. “Since the first night the series went on the air, the cast members have also become incredible ambassadors for our Tennessee home, connecting with viewers around the world via television. Everyone is thrilled about the opportunity to be face to face with our fans throughout the UK during these intimate, exciting performances celebrating the best of Nashville.”
The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment.
“Nashville” airs on six continents and in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, which will air season four this spring. During its third season in the U.K., the series beat the network’s primetime average by 22% and reigned as its #1 10 p.m. show for women 16+ as well as the #2 show at 10 p.m. for total viewers. Since its debut, the show has inspired seven “Music of Nashville” soundtracks as well as a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million soundtracks and millions more single tracks to date.
Now in its fourth season, the critically-acclaimed series “Nashville” is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In “Nashville,” musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant. “Nashville” is executive-produced by Dee Johnson, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan. Buddy Miller is Executive Music Producer and Frankie Pine is Music Supervisor. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment.
About Opry Entertainment
Opry Entertainment®, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP), is a producer of multi-media entertainment experiences with primary interests in location-based entertainment and television and stage production. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, its core business segments include the world-famous Grand Ole Opry®, the historic Ryman Auditorium®, and legendary radio station 650 AM-WSM.
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