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"Nashville" hits the road

Monday, March 31, 2014 – The first-ever "Nashville" Concert Tour with series stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack, is scheduled will hit the road for three shows starting in late April

Connie Britton, who plays Rayna Jaymes, and Hayden Panettieere, Juliette Barnes in the show, will not be touring.

Will Chase joins his cast mates for the New York concert only.

The first concert is April 25 at Joe's Bar in Chicago.

The next show will be May 4 at Lincoln Theatre in Washington with the final show May 6 at the Best Buy Theater in York.

Tickets for all shows go on sale April 4.

The tour is presented by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and produced by the Opry Entertainment Group.

The show has had three CDs put out by Big Machine Records with all original music. The fourth soundtrack will be on sale May 6. Collectively, the previous albums have sold over 3 million tracks.

"We're thrilled to have an opportunity to showcase our artists in a live setting where fans can enjoy the music from the show in a more intimate setting," said Dawn Soler, Senior Vice President, TV Music, ABC Entertainment Group. She added, "Each song is a crucial part of our storyline, and each week our multitalented actors are able to breathe life into the story by performing these wonderful lyrical works."

"We have an exceptionally talented cast of great actors, many who are also wonderful singers, musicians and songwriters," said Steve Buchanan, "Nashville" executive producer and President, Opry Entertainment Group. "It is exciting to be able to hit the road and be face to face with our show's fans."

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