THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR THE 47th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS ON ABC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
"FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: THE STORY OF NASHVILLE" TO AIR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 ON ABC
Eric Church, The Civil Wars, Ben Folds, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, The Black Keys,
Kris Kristofferson, and Kings of Leon Among Those Featured in The Hour-Long
Documentary About the Nashville Music Scene
Never has there been a city so rich in the history of music that it exudes creativity at every turn. For more than 130 years, Nashville, Tennessee has been known as the world's Music City. Now, in the documentary "For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville," the story behind the Nashville music scene is told through the eyes of many of the musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who live and breathe its inspiration, airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (3:00-4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"You can't get that many talented people in one area and expect the genres not to grow," Ben Folds recounts in the documentary which features more than 30 artists, including Eric Church, The Civil Wars, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, The Black Keys, Kris Kristofferson and Kings of Leon, who provide a personal and captivating account of how Nashville has evolved into the world's Music City. As Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys notes, "There really are no parameters, no walls. You can do whatever you want in Nashville."
Once the documentary airs, it will live on http://www.abc.com where it can be viewed in its entirety along with exclusive and never before seen footage and extended artist interviews.
For more information about the film including full cast, photos from the shoot and documentary trailer, visit www.visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville.
The full list of artists featured in "For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" includes: The Civil Wars, Marty Stuart, Kings of Leon, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Rivers Rutherford, Brett James, Tim Nichols, Duane Eddy, Charlie Daniels, Steve Cropper, Billy Cox, Emmylou Harris, Manuel, Damien Horne, Kellie Pickler, Bill Anderson, Peter Frampton, Ten Out Of Tenn members Gabe Dixon, Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup, Tommy Sims, Ben Folds, Vince Gill, The Black Keys, Eric Church, Michael W. Smith, Kris Kristofferson, Martina McBride, John McBride, Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander and JEFF the Brotherhood.
"For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" was created by Butch Spyridon, Chuck Creasy, Deana Ivey and John Godsey. Butch Spyridon, Dana Locatell and Hugh Broder are executive producers and Zach Merck is the director.
"For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.