Nashville has a new home on CMT, but what will Season 5 bring on the new network?
Season 4 wrapped up most of the characters story-lines pretty well, but there were some cliffhanger moments as well as the news that some cast members might not return.
Nashville creator Callie Khouri recently spoke at the Tennessee Screenwriting Association Seminar according to Taste Of Country, and while she didn’t give away any spoilers, she did reveal there will be some changes.
First, she has hired a new writing staff.
“They are very interested in telling the same kinds of stories that I am, which is more emotional but less soapy,” she says (quote via CMT). “You still have to have things that hook you emotionally. People have to feel involved.”
Also, Season 5 will bring some major issues within the music industry to light.
“One thing I would like to deal with is the collapse of the music business and just how hard it is,” she shares. “This stuff is really hard. You can’t just put out a record and suddenly it’s No. 1 and all of a sudden they’re big stars. That’s not how it happens. So, I think we are going to deal more with the struggle of it. I think that’s a truer representation of what’s really going on. And I think the public should be aware of the fact that what’s common practice out in the universe paying for Spotify or Pandora is bankrupting the music industry.”