ABC’s ‘Nashville’ prepares to go live in premiere

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This afternoon, “Nashville” star Chris Carmack and a subsidy rope of Music City pros took a theatre during a ABC show’s reproduction set of a Bluebird Café. They played a mint song, “If It’s Love,” for a throng of roughly 30 people, including a organisation of visiting reporters and a show’s common behind-the-scenes crew.

On Wednesday, they’ll perform that same song, in a same place, for an assembly of millions.

As a primetime TV play earnings for a third season, it’s anticipating to captivate in viewers with a adventurous feat. Wednesday’s premiere part will underline 3 live low-pitched numbers achieved and promote from a show’s East Nashville sound stage. That includes Carmack’s song, as good as performances by co-star Charles Esten and real-world nation stars Florida Georgia Line.

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“It’s like jumping out of a airplane,” pronounced Carmack, who plays Will Lexington on a show. “You’re going, ‘I wish this parachute opens,’ and that’s kind of a best approach of coming it … when you’re singing and personification music, nerves do zero though get in a way. So I’m anticipating we can pitch them out a window before a performance.”

As he waited his spin to discipline on set, Esten (Deacon Claybourne) certified to carrying some nerves — a good kind.

“This uncover keeps tossing me in a low end, and saying, ‘Swim!,’ and we kind of adore that,” he said. “I’m unequivocally excited.”

“Nashville” continues to hunt for new ways to offshoot viewers, as a intermediate TV ratings keep it on unsure ground. In a second season, a uncover averaged roughly 4.5 million viewers, that was a 9 percent diminution from Season 1. “Nashville” expel and organisation now twitter live along with any episode, aiming to spin a uncover into a weekly interactive eventuality that fans won’t wish to miss.

In a age of DVRs and Netflix, live radio has continued to enthuse viewers to balance in. Last year, NBC’s desirous live prolongation of “The Sound of Music” starring Carrie Underwood captivated 18.5 million viewers and was a most-watched module of a week. A follow-up, “Peter Pan Live!,” is slated for after this year.

“Nashville” might be anticipating for a ratings strike with a premiere, though that’s not because Esten is vehement to be singing live on Wednesday night.

“It’s not only some kind of stunt,” he said. “It relates directly to a fact that this uncover is about live music, a law and a probity of a live performance. No fume or mirrors. What we see is what we get. There’s no clearer approach to contend that.”

Contact Dave Paulson during 615-664-2278 or on Twitter during @ItsDavePaulson.

Tuning in

Season 3 of “Nashville” premieres during 9 tonight on ABC.

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