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Lifetime to debut “Chasing Nashville”

Produced by Superfine Films and Thinkfactory Media, Chasing Nashville (pictured) follows four teenage singers from Appalachia as they attempt to secure recording contracts in the country music capital.
September 18, 2013

U.S. cable network Lifetime is to premiere the country music docuseries Chasing Nashville (9 x 60-minutes, pictured) on October 22.

Produced by Superfine Films and Thinkfactory Media, the series was previously announced under the title Hillbetties and is about four teenage singers from Appalachia who are attempting to secure recording contracts in the country music capital.

Cameras follow the aspiring country stars as they go through vocal coaching, meet with talent scouts, such as Grammy-winning producer Keith Thomas and writer/producer Deanna Walker, and perform at industry showcases. Complicating matters are the teens’ cut-throat stage moms and dads.

The executive producers on the series are Superfine’s Steven Miller and Justin Green, and Thinkfactory’s Adam Reed, Adam Freeman and Leslie Greif. Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, Kimberly Chessler and Abigail Harvey are exec producing for the network.

Lifetime is not the only cable network with a country music reality series on its slate. Earlier this month A&E greenlit Crazy Hearts: Nashville, another series chronicling the lives of aspiring country stars trying to make it big in Nashville.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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