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Duncan Warwick hopes an enjoyable, true-to-life show about the Nashville music scene can dispel the British idea that country is for saddos

It's not easy being a country fan in Britain. I grew up loving many kinds of music – rock, soul, R&B – but I fell in love with country in my mid-20s. In America, country is a respected musical genre. In the UK, it's seen as a specialist thing that only saddos are into. My hope is that this very enjoyable show, set in and around the Nashville music scene, will help make country more acceptable.

The main character, Rayna James, is a singer in her 40s whose career is faltering. She reminds me a bit of Reba McEntire, though no one could say her career is faltering: she still has hits, and she's a very canny businesswoman. It's true, though, that industry changes are affecting the careers »

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