Nashville Now

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Nashville Now
Host Ralph Emery with guests
GenreTalk show/Variety show
Presented byRalph Emery
Narrated byGary Beaty
Theme music composerJerry Whitehurst
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsOpryland USA
Nashville, Tennessee
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time45–48 minutes
Original release
NetworkThe Nashville Network
ReleaseMarch 7, 1983 (1983-03-07) –
October 15, 1993 (1993-10-15)

Nashville Now was 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 was nominated for an ACE Award in 1987 for Music Series. Emery's sidekick was Shotgun Red, a puppet performed by Steve Hall. It originated from TNN's studio ("Gaslight Theater") at Opryland USA in Nashville. 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. The show is now jointly owned by Viacom and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville TN.


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