Nashville Now

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Nashville Now
Nashville now taping.jpg
Host Ralph Emery with guests
Genre Talk show/Variety show
Presented by Ralph Emery
Theme music composer Jerry Whitehurst
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Opryland USA
Nashville, Tennessee
Running time 45–48 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The Nashville Network
Original run March 8, 1983 (1983-03-08)  – October 15, 1993 (1993-10-15)

Nashville Now is an American talk show that focused on country music performers in the style of The Tonight Show. The show aired live on weeknights on TNN from 1983-1993. The host was Nashville TV/radio personality Ralph Emery. The show won several Emmy awards during its run. A frequent guest and substitute host was Shotgun Red, a puppet performed by bandleader Steve Hall. It originated from TNN's studio ("Gaslight Theater") at Opryland USA in Nashville, which, from 1998 to 2010, was the only remaining standing structure from the Opryland Themepark. It was demolished after suffering heavy damage in the 2010 Tennessee floods.[1]

Reruns of Nashville Now were added to the relaunched Nashville Network on November 1, 2012.

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