Country Music and More in Nashville
The success of Carrie Underwood on American Idol and her consequent move to Nashville has helped raise the profile of country music and the city itself to a whole new audience previously unfamiliar with Nashville. As Carrie's success continues, the show has seen more and more of the contestants referring to Carrie as an inspiration and they too are looking for American Idol to open some doors in Nashville. Kelly Pickler, Bucky Covington, Phil Stacey have all made their homes in the Nashville area to pursue their musical career.
The hit show "The Bachelor" even had its final contestant and bachelor from Nashville itself which has led to documentaries and stories about the lives of the couple prior to the show while they were still living and working in Nashville.
Reality TV has come to Nashville again and the new series will follow the fortunes of 4 residents and document their life in Nashville.
Americas' new search for the best band in America also has 3 contestants from Music City Nashville USA! As it turned out the final 3 were all Nashville bands and the competition was won by the Clarke Brothers.
John Rich's TV show "Gone Country" has been an excellent window into life in Nashville and has featured many of the downtown musical hotspots which in turn has been a great advertisement for the city.