ABC TV Program "Nashville" to remain in City of Nashville for production of second season

When its first season of production ended in May, there were rumors circulating that ABC's popular drama "Nashville" may not return to Music City for production, if it was picked up for a second season. The show was picked up and we've learned that the program will be returning to film in Nashville.

Despite pressure from executives of the Studios to move the production of ABC's "Nashville" to Los Angeles or another city to help cut costs for the expensive and expansive production, the second season of Nashville will continue to be produced in the city which gave the program its name. 

The show, according to Nashville Business Journal, was expected to have generated $75m in overall economic impact on Nashville in just the first season alone. The show's deciton to stay in Nashville (where it routinely filmed at locations around the city) has been confirmed by the show's assistant line producer, Brian Giannone. Wendall Hinkle, a key assistant location manager, also confirmed the news.

"I Am very excited and looking forward to getting back to Nashville in just a few weeks," said Hinkle.

The soap-y drama features a large ensemble cast and has released singles weekly to iTunes along with a pair of full-length soundtrack albums via Big Machine Records.