(NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.)
So, now my city of Nashville
is better known as the soap opera Nashville.
The new TV show Nashville, which just premiered on ABC,
is not an embarrassment for the town, as the last Nashville TV show was, but, please, y’all, it’s just a soap opera. And it’s
a soap opera that has incidental music that is pretty much phoning it in as supposed country music. Soap operas are fine as
an opiate for the masses. But as genuine programming for a music listener? Not so much. An aside: J.D.
Souther is genuine as a real singer-songwriter — albeit one who comes from the Southern California section of Nashville.
is now the city of food trucks and of the trendy new shops and eateries in East Nashville and in the Gulch. It’s also the