Reported By Joe Avary, Video Journalist - bio | email
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Music is a big part of Music City, and with it, local musicians and songwriters. A show set in the city wouldn't be complete without country twang and local songwriters.
The new hit show Nashville doesn't just feature local landmarks like The Bluebird Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry. Local sounds play a prominent part in the storyline, fresh from the pens of local songwriters.
"Everybody wants their song to be cut on a record or on a TV show," said local songwriter, Cary Barlowe.
Hillary Lindsey and Barlowe are no strangers to the top of country music charts. They're song 'Telescope' was featured on Wednesday's episode "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)."
"It's really neat to watch the character sort of bring what we do in reality to life for the rest of the world to see," said Lindsey.
The characters both act and sing in the show.
"The fact that they are really having to work a whole other area of their talent is amazing," Lindsey exclaimed. "They blew me away!"
"This is the first time any one of my songs have ever been on any kind if show like that," said Kacey Musgraves. She and Trent Dabbs' song 'Undermine' was also featured in Wednesday's episode.
"It's only more amazing to see it come to life on screen, I mean that's something you can't beat," said Dabbs.
Both sets of songwriters say the TV show will be a boost for the city's music industry.
"I don't know what it's going to do for us specifically, but I really think its going to be great for the songwriting community in general," said Lindsey.
Dabbs added, "For us to have anything to do with it in general is an honor."
ABCs ‘Nashville' is every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Nashville's News 2.