New A&E Series Focuses on Country Music

Sep 4, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A&E is going country. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the cable network has ordered an eight-episode docuseries, "Crazy Hearts: Nashville," focusing on aspiring country music performers and insiders.

"The Nashville, Tenn.-set series will follow the lives of musicians and insiders over eight hourlong episodes as they balance life, love and their pursuit of stardom," the story reports. "The series will go backstage into the lives and lyrics of several up and coming musicians as they try to hit it big, fall in love and live to sing about it. The series promises love triangles and fiery relationships that will cause both rivalry on-stage and off."

The show comes from Eastern’s Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman ("Love and Hip Hop"), the piece reports. Also executive producing are A&E’s Drew Tappon, Fred Grinstein and Evan Lerner.

The report notes: "’Crazy Hearts: Nashville’ comes as country music continues to be a draw for ABC’s ‘Nashville.’ The musical starring Connie Britton ranks as ABC’s lone returning scripted drama from last year’s freshman class. The series, like Fox’s ‘Glee,’ also taps into ancillary revenue from downloads of the original music featured on the series."

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