Nashville tells the story of two queens of country music, Rayna James and Juliette Barnes, who will stop at nothing to reach the top.
But before you watch the award-winning country music drama here are some facts about Nashville that you might not have known.
The Writers Kept the Actors in the Moment
To keep the actors of Nashville on their toes at all times, the writers made sure they wouldn’t be aware of major plot events until the day of filming. This was used to help keep the characters themselves in the moment of shocking events and revelations.
Season One Honored Hank Williams
In honor of the great country music singer Hank Williams, excluding the pilot, every single episode in the first season is named after one of his songs including Lovesick Blues, I'm Sorry for You, My Friend, and I Saw the Light.
Scarlett O'Connor Watched Movies To Hone her Southern Accent
It's no mystery that most of the southern accents used by characters in Nashville are fake. However this is especially the case for British actor Gunnar Scott and Australian actress Scarlett O'Connor. O'Connor herself practiced her southern accent by watching American films set in the south like Song of the South and Steel Magnolias.
The Music Labels are Named After Real Places
Those who live or are familiar with Tennessee might have already picked up on this, but every fictional music label mentioned in the series is named after a real location in Tennesse! Most notably Rayna's Highway 65 label is the actual highway that cuts through Nashville, along with Edgehill Records, which is named after a neighborhood in Nashville.
The Show Recreated the Bluebird Cafe as a set
Famous for hosting some of the most prominent country singers of our time, it's no wonder Bluebird Cafe is such a popular setting throughout the series. To continue using the location for filming without disturbing the real cafe's visitors, the Nashville production crew created an exact replica of the famous cafe and often have the real owner cameo on the show as a waitress.
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