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  • Music City Blog: The Mother Church
    • By Steve Buchanan
      Executive Producer of Nashville and President, Grand Ole Opry Group
    When Juliette Barnes stands alone and awestruck on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, it immediately clear why the legendary 120 year-old building is called The Mother Church of Country Music. Read More »

  • Music City Blog: Behind Closed Doors
    • By Steve Buchanan
      Executive Producer of Nashville and President, Grand Ole Opry Group
    For a musical genre that is typically stereotyped as all about cheatin’, drinkin’ and shootin’, the country industry has been relatively free of the kind of celebrity drama that fuels tabloid coverage. Read More »

  • Music City Blog: Nashville Communities
    • By Steve Buchanan
      Executive Producer of Nashville and President, Grand Ole Opry Group
    The panoramic fly-overs of the sparkling skyline and rolling hills that ring the city, present a birds-eye view of Nashville’s vibrancy and natural beauty. Closer to earth, cameras take us through the guarded gates of exclusive communities and behind the doors of some of our town’s priciest homes. (Rayna and Teddy’s house is on the market for $19.5 million. The swanky digs where in Episode 5 Juliette flees to escape unpleasant memories can be yours for just $3.2 mil, infinity pool included). Read More »

  • Music City Blog: Rising as a Songwriter
    • By Steve Buchanan
      Executive Producer of Nashville and President, Grand Ole Opry Group
    The song, of course, begins with the writer—or more often, the co-writers. So how does song get to singer? Though stories of writers, aka servers/valet parkers/bartenders, slipping their demos to a producer while serving/parking/pouring are legion, that rarely gets results. At least not the results a writer is hoping for. Read More »

  • Music City Blog: Recording on Music Row
    • By Steve Buchanan
      Executive Producer of Nashville and President, Grand Ole Opry Group
    An opportunity every songwriter who comes to Nashville fantasizes about practically falls into Scarlett and Gunnar’s laps when legendary producer and star-maker Watty White is bowled over by their impromptu debut performance at the Bluebird CafĂ© one lucky night. He makes good on his promise to the two unknowns to demo three of their songs, and brings them into the studio to record. Read More »

  • Music City Blog: The Bluebird CafĂ©
    • By Steve Buchanan
      Executive Producer of Nashville and President, Grand Ole Opry Group
    One of Nashville’s key characters never says a word, but tells a compelling and true story about one of the city’s most treasured musical landmarks—The Bluebird Café—and most revered crafts, songwriting. Read More »

  • Music City Blog: Behind the Opry Curtain
    • By Steve Buchanan
      Executive Producer of Nashville and President, Grand Ole Opry Group
    In the premiere, we introduce viewers to all of the main characters of this musical drama, and the landscape on which it unfolds: Nashville. Read More »