I was really disappointed to learn that producer, T. Bone Burnett would no longer be supervising the music on the ABC musical drama, Nashville. But a new day brings some good news. There were rumors that the show would stop shooting on location in Nashville, due to wrangling over tax credits with the state of Tennessee.
Thankfully, the issues are resolved, and the soapy drama with the country soundtrack will be returning to music city to shoot its 2nd season. I can’t imagine Nashville being shot anywhere else, to be honest. The city is as much a part of the show as the soundtrack and over the top drama.
The decision to stay in Nashville was confirmed by Brian Giannone, assistant line producer for the show, and Wendall Hinkle, key assistant location manager.
“I am very excited and looking forward to getting back to Nashville in just a few weeks,” Hinkle said, who was filming for a different project in Cleveland, Ohio.
The disagreement began when the state legislature lowered the film incentive structure from 32% of its Tennessee based costs to 25%. Nashville producers were looking for the state and city to make up the difference. But, on Wednesday, Rich Riebeling, Metro finance director, said no decision had been made on incentives. No word yet on how the two parties came to an agreement.