Hey fellow Nashvillians, you guys still coasting on that "It City" high? Need another fix of the good stuff? I've got just the thing for you: It's a forthcoming Music City ego-stroker by the name of For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville. It's a one-hour documentary — a "story filled with passion and truth," say the filmmakers — that features interviews with and/or performances and appearances from (take a deep breath ... it's a long list): The Black Keys, Eric Church, The Civil Wars, JEFF the Brotherhood, Kings of Leon, Ben Folds, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Bill Anderson, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Stuart, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Steve Cropper, Emmylou Harris and more.
"There was the perception that [Nashville] was only country music — it's a closed door," says noted badass Vince Gill in the trailer. "And man, that couldn't be further from the truth." Once again, Vince for the win. Native Nashvillians are of course inordinately exhausted with stories about our town that lead off with "Nashville's not just cowboy boots anymore!" So hey, here's one more thing to tell everybody, "Yeah, duh, we've already established that." Also, Caleb Followill says, "I feel like I'm not as cool as a lot of the kids walking around here," and that tickles me.
Anyway, the doc premieres this Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Central on ABC. Wait a minute ... isn't that the same network that airs some other program about Nashville? I'm spacing on what the name of that one is. See the official synopsis of For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville after the jump, or download the app (yes, they have an app) here.
For over 130 years, Nashville has evolved into the world’s premier Music City. From the 1800s when the Fisk Jubilee Singers travelled across continents spreading their music, to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and so many others building the foundation of America’s most vibrant music scene. Today, the evolution continues as artists like The Black Keys, Eric Church and Kings of Leon break new ground in the city they all call home. We’ve created a one-hour documentary that tells this story in its entirety through the eyes of the musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who live and breathe the inspiration of this great city.
In the end, this is a film rooted in authenticity. A story filled with passion and truth. A film made simply for the love of music.