ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Eying Possible Concert Tour
The stars of ABC’s show “Nashville” may be hitting the road for a tour, according to series creator Callie Khouri, though she adds that the possibility depends on which cast members would want to be involved.
“It would be fun but it depends on how much [the cast] wants to spend their hiatus out playing music,” she said to The Hollywood Reporter. “If my guess is correct, they’re all going to want to. If we can get it together, we’re definitely going to do it.”
However, the Reporter reports that a source reveals that a tour would likely involved all the stars of the show except leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.
Britton said that, “I know a lot of these guys go out every weekend and perform but that’s not what I’m interested in right now.”
Panettiere added that she has more specific reasons for not participating.
“I would need to get over my stage fright first,” she said. “My stage fright is pretty awful. But as you can see on the show, you never know what the heck is going to happen.”
Charles Esten, who plays Deacon on the show, said planning was in “vague stages” and that he’s not sure what the tour would look like.
“We’re not sure exactly what it’s going to be or what shape it’s going to take right now,” Esten said. “I’m down to do the greatest version possible we can do of that. Hopefully [producer] T Bone Burnett would be involved in some way because all of this music comes from him and that T-Bone touch is on everything. What ever we do, I hope that always has that part of it.”
A tour might somewhat resemble a country version of the tour’s Fox’s “Glee” has performed in the summers of 2010 and 2011. The 2011 version was ranked number nine on the Billboard Hot Tours list.