via press release:
TO CAPTURE YOUNG SINGERS’ LIVES
WHILE ASPIRING FOR COUNTRY MUSIC STARDOM
New Docu-series Delving Deep into Singer’s Ambitious Paths
to Fame to Premiere Tuesday, October 22
LOS ANGELES (September 17, 2013) – The oft-attempted rocky road to country music success is met with tears, rivalry and intense scrutiny in the all-new Lifetime docu-series Chasing Nashville, premiering Tuesday, October 22, at 10:00pm PT/ET. Through extensive access to the home and budding professional lives of four ambitious teen singers from Appalachia, the series will follow the high drama and competition they encounter like no other singing show as they, and their equally determined families, lay everything on the line in pursuit of fame and fortune in country music.
For decades, countless hopeful young singers have struggled to fight their way from the hollers of Appalachia for the opportunity to be plucked from obscurity and rise to the top of the music charts. Many have tried, while only a select few have succeeded. Chasing Nashville delves into the real lives of these four young singers as they embark on the uncertain path thousands of others have sought for the rare chance at securing a recording contract. The pressure mounts onstage as they are coached and recruited for high-profile showcases by some of country’s best scouts, including renowned Grammy®-winning producer Keith Thomas (Trisha Yearwood’s You’re Where I Belong) and respected writer/producer Deanna Walker (The Dixie Chicks). But behind these budding stars are their cutthroat stage moms and dads who take competition seriously – maybe too seriously – as family dreams ride on their daughter’s success. The girls are committed to make a better life for themselves by attempting to scale to the top of the mountain in the music world.
Chasing Nashville will follow the hopes and dreams of:
- Autumn Blair - A true coal-miners daughter, Autumn hails from one of the back hollers of West Virginia and is related to country great, Loretta Lynn.
- Helena Hunt – From Clyde, North Carolina, Helena lives in an actual log cabin and is known for her incredible music talent, including her prowess while playing the banjo.
- Lauren Marie Presley - Originally from Red Water, Texas, Lauren’s single mother puts everything behind her daughter’s dream while constantly reminding her that she may be related to the legendary Elvis Presley.
- Savannah Little – From Pikeville, Kentucky, Savannah comes in tow with a mom who manages every aspect of her career and spares no expense to ensure that she shines.
- The series also features the up-and-coming Kentucky-based music talents, Julia Knight from Lexington, Celeste Turner of Prestonsburg and Tyra Short from Pine Top.
Chasing Nashville is produced by Superfine Films and Thinkfactory Media and was formerly announced with the title, Hillbetties. Steven Miller (Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life) and Justin Green (Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life) executive produce for Superfine Films. Adam Reed (Preachers’ Daughters), Adam Freeman (Gene Simmons Family Jewels) and Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) serve as executive producers for Thinkfactory Media, along with Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, Kimberly Chessler and Abigail Harvey. Lifetime has ordered nine hour-long episodes of the series.
ABOUT SUPERFINE FILMS
Superfine Films is a Manhattan based film and television production company specializing in genre-bending reality television. Superfine redefined the paranormal genre when they conceived and produced six successful seasons of the hit show, Psychic Detectives, for TruTV. Superfine’s newest series is Turn and Burn, airing on Discovery. They are currently in production on the third season of Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life for Destination America. Also in production is Building Bad for DIY. Other recent credits include: Ned Bruha Skunk Whisperer (Animal Planet), The Rock and Roll Acid Test (Fuse) and Adoption (Hallmark). Find out more about Superfine Films at www.superfinefilms.com and at https://www.facebook.com/SuperfineFilms.
ABOUT THINKFACTORY MEDIA
Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. They are currently in production on the second season of their provocative docu-series Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime) as well as Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas (We tv). Other recent credits include: R&B Divas: Atlanta, starring Grammy Award-winning recording artist Faith Evans, and its spinoff series, R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One), The Great Santini Brothers (History), Spell-Mageddon (ABC Family), Prank My Mom (Lifetime), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E), Chasing Mummies (History) and Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. In 2012, as a result of its aggressive programming strategy that doubled the hours of original programming, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
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