Unscripted reality TV is a domain that houses many little niche areas, apart from covering areas in which the public at large has an interest. Automobiles, glamour, cooking, cycling, construction, dancing, mimicry, you name it – reality TV has something up its sleeve.
Yet, amid all these shows, the comparative lack of television drama shows on musicians is something that does strike one as exceedingly odd. While there exist myriad reality music shows, a bulk of them tend to follow a competition format comprising a panel of judges, there are very few shows that deal with the lives of musicians.
‘Music City’, by CMT, is one such show that sincerely attempts to give viewers a glimpse into the lives of and the struggles of people who aspire to become musicians. The show, which made its debut in 2018, follows a group of young musicians who try to make it big. Having run for two seasons, fans are now wondering whether ‘Music City’ will be making a comeback with Season 3.
Music City Cast: Who’s in it?
Even though it is technically categorized in unscripted reality TV, ‘Music City’ has a strong narrative that is essentially character-driven. Season 1 of the show introduces the viewers to eight young musicians – Jackson Boyd, Kerry Degman, Rachyl Degman, Alissa Fuller, Jessica Mack, Bryant Lowry, and Miss USA competitor Alexandra Harper – with plans to make it big in Nashville, Tennessee. If the show is indeed renewed for a third season, we can expect all eight central characters to make a comeback.
Music City Plot: What is it about?
‘Music City’ is the brainchild of Adam DiVello, the mind behind the reality show, ‘The Hills’. Ultimately, ‘Music City’ is a show that tries to capitalize on the success of ‘Nashville’ and adapt the show’s narrative of rising and falling music stars to the docu-soap format.
Commenting on ‘Music City’, DiVello had, last year, told Entertainment Weekly: “My idea with this [Music City] always started with the scripted show Nashville. And I was such a huge fan of that show when it was on ABC. And then it went over to CMT. I was trying to put together a reality version of Nashville back when it was on ABC. I had an overall deal with Lionsgate… They produced Nashville, and I said, ‘Please, let me go do a reality version of this.'”