Eric Church, The Civil Wars, Ben Folds, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, The Black Keys, Kris Kristofferson, and Kings of Leon Among the more than 30 artists Featured in The Hour-Long Documentary about the Nashville Music Scene NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Never has there been a city so rich in the history of music that it exudes creativity at every turn. For more than 130 years, Nashville, Tennessee has been known as the world’s Music City. Now in the documentary For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, the story behind the Nashville music scene is told through the eyes of many of the musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who live and breathe its inspiration.  Leading into the 47th Annual CMA Awards airing on ABC on November 6, For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville will air on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. CST on the ABC Television Network.  “You can’t get that many talented people in one area and expect the genres not to grow,” Ben Folds recounts in the documentary which features more than 30 artists, including Eric Church, The Civil Wars, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, The Black Keys, Kris Kristofferson and Kings of Leon, who provide a personal and captivating account of how Nashville has evolved into the world’s Music City. As Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys notes “There really are no parameters, no walls. You can do whatever you want in Nashville.”   Once the documentary airs, it will live on where it can be viewed in its entirety. Unseen clips and extended artist interviews will be available to view on as well. Additionally, a “Story of Nashville” app is in the works that will automatically listen for and sync with the film. The iPhone app will provide additional facts and stories that will pop up during the show about the artists and locations. It will also offer bonus content throughout the film that enhances the overall story. Check for updates on app availability in the iTunes store here: For more information about the film including full cast, photos from the shoot and documentary trailer visit Additionally, all #storyofnashville twitter and Instagram posts will be compiled to view on the site encouraging viewers to be part of the story. The full list of artists featured in For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville includes: Jessi Alexander Bill Anderson The Black Keys Eric Church The Civil Wars Billy Cox Steve Cropper Trent Dabbs Charlie Daniels Gabe Dixon Duane Eddy Fisk Jubilee Singers Ben Folds Peter Frampton Vince Gill Emmylou Harris Damien Horne Brett James JEFF the Brotherhood Kris Kristofferson Kings of Leon Manuel John McBride Martina McBride Tim Nichols Jon Randall Rivers Rutherford Tommy Sims Michael W. Smith Amy Stroup Marty Stuart Click here to view photos from the documentary courtesy of world-renowned photographers, The Wade Brothers. For access to hi-res photos please contact Jenny Steuber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville was created by Butch Spyridon, Chuck Creasy, Deana Ivey and John Godsey.  Butch Spyridon, Dana Locatell and Hugh Broder are executive producers and Zach Merck is the director.   For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination.

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