The A&E network has announced it has begun production of a new reality series called "Crazy Hearts:Nashville". The shows title is inspired by the hit movie "Crazy Heart" in which Jeff Bridges played a down on his luck country singer. The new series, however, promises a more upbeat look at the Nashville country music scene.

The Hollywood Reporter gives us a glimpse of what to expect.

The Nashville, Tenn.-set series will follow the lives of musicians and insiders over eight hourlong episodes as they balance life, love and their pursuit of stardom. The singers will be shown hitting the Nashville social scene every night and partying as they sing the blues while waiting for their big break.

via A&E Goes Country With 'Crazy Hearts: Nashville' Music Docuseries (Exclusive).

The 8-part series has no set air date as of yet. It sounds like a terrific insight into the ups and downs of pursuing country music stardom.

 

 

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