Stars of hit show Nashville announce Belfast date

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Fans of the smash hit US show Nashville will be delighted to learn that stars will be jetting across the Atlantic for a concert at the SSE Arena in Belfast later this year.

Stars of the Lionsgate produced and distributed, hit series Nashville are set to play for audiences in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland during a second international tour this summer, including a date at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Tuesday June 20.

The tour will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Jonathan Jackson, plus Sam Palladio on select dates.

The show will feature songs from the series as well as artists’ original material and it is sure to be a real treat for Nashville fans.

“Our first international tour proved how tremendously popular Nashville and its cast are beyond the U.S.,” said Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment.

“We look forward to more sell-out shows this summer featuring cast members who are not only amazing actors, performers, and songwriters, but who have also become incredible ambassadors for our home state of Tennessee.”

Nashville airs on six continents and in more than 100 territories, including the United Kingdom.

In its fifth season in the U.S., the series has been a record-breaker for CMT, where episodes have become the network’s most-watched original series telecasts ever. Since its debut, the show has inspired multiple Music of Nashville soundtracks as well as a Christmas album, collectively selling more than a million soundtracks and millions more single tracks to date.

The critically-acclaimed series is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows the personal and professional challenges as country music royalty including Rayna Jaymes, Juliette Barnes and Deacon Claybourne navigate their paths as artists and individuals.

Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fuelled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.