On This Day In 2012: Connie Britton, Charles Esten Star In Premiere Of ‘Nashville’
On October 10, 2012, the television series Nashville premiered on ABC. The drama starred Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Hayden Panettiere, Eric Close, and Clare Bowen among others.
I will never forget the first time I sat on my couch to watch this show. It was the perfect series for someone like me, with Nashville as the backdrop, country music, drama, and romance all in one.
However, the show would not have been what it was or still stand out to me to this day without the incredible cast. The chemistry and talent they each brought to the table made it amazing.
In 2012, Nashville was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series. The show ran up until July 2018 and gave fans a total of six seasons, 124 episodes, and a soundtrack with lots of great country songs.
Nashville brought us numerous original songs including “A Life That’s Good” by Lennon & Maisy, “Fade Into You” performed by Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen, and many more.
Britton shared a cast photo shot on the stage of The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennesee on July 27, 2018, to her Instagram page with the caption:
“Last night. The end of an era. So happy to get one more chance on the Ryman stage with these heavenly people. Thank you Nashville. Such a beautiful dream.”
Although the show came to an end, that didn’t stop some of the main cast members from being in the country music spotlight over the years. Bowen, Esten, Palladio, along with Jonathan Jackson are currently in the midst of their Nashville Reunion Tour.
Earlier this month, the former castmates played shows at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They’ll continue their live-in concert Nashville Reunion Tour through October 18.