Nashville Now

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Nashville Now
Nashville now taping.jpg
Host Ralph Emery with guests
GenreTalk show/Variety show
Presented byRalph Emery
Narrated byGary Beaty
Theme music composerJerry Whitehurst
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)Opryland USA
Nashville, Tennessee
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time45–48 minutes
Original networkThe Nashville Network
Original releaseMarch 8, 1983 (1983-03-08) –
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 Award9 in 1987 for Music Series. A frequent guest and substitute host was Shotgun Red, a puppet performed by 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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