Who would have ever dreamed that playing the roles of Country music superstars on the ABC hit primetime drama “Nashville” would lead to becoming real-life chart-toppers with original music escalating to the top of sales charts? Not to mention live performances to sold-out crowds in major markets? Definitely not this cast, but that’s exactly what happened!
“‘Nashville’ has quickly become more than just a TV series; it has become a serious multimedia franchise,” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group – the record label who markets and distributes music from the show. “It’s rare that a TV show brand can surpass its presence on the small screen, but the strong music sales prove that there’s a passion and a real connection between the viewers and the cast.”
The fan response has been overwhelming. The first-ever “Nashville” Concert Tour with series stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack and Will Chase, delivered over and above in Chicago; Washington, DC; Philadelphia and New York City, with sell outs at all stops. Fans screamed the names of their favorite “Nashville” characters as they performed original songs from the show onstage.