Fans of ABC’s “Nashville” may soon get to experience the show live.
Star Charles Esten (Deacon) said during PaleyFest Saturday in Beverly Hills the planning was in the “vague stages,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Meetings are reportedly under way for a tour that would feature Esten, Sam Palladio (Gunnar), Clare Bowen (Scarlet) and Jonathan Jackson (Avery). The last three are professional singers.
Stars Connie Britton (Rayna) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette) were not expected to participate. Panettiere admittedly suffers from stage fright and joked at the panel that she would need T Bone Burnett (husband of creator Callie Khouri) on stage with her, as he helped her overcome this anxiety on the show.
Burnett produces the show’s music. He has produced recordings for Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant and many others. Esten said he would hope Burnett would be involved in a tour in some way.
Khouri confirmed during the panel that they are exploring a tour.
A soundtrack to the show has already been released, and five songs have cracked the iTunes Top 5.
Fox’s “Glee” has taken two summer concert tours. The 2011, 40- date tour grossed more than $40 million.