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Nashville Girl (1976)

R | | Drama, Music, Romance | March 1976 (USA)
Young girl finds the rough road to musical stardom.


Gus Trikonis




Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Gayle ... Jamie
Glenn Corbett ... Jeb
Roger Davis ... Kelly
Johnny Rodriguez Johnny Rodriguez ... Self
Jesse White ... C.Y. Ordell
Marcie Barkin ... Alice
Shirley Jo Finney ... Frisky
Judith Roberts ... Fran
Leo Gordon ... Burt
Byron Warner Byron Warner ... Jerry
Diana Murrell Diana Murrell ... Kathy
Adrian Marshall Adrian Marshall ... Carl
Jonathan Leitz Jonathan Leitz ... Mishmash
Barbara Moore Barbara Moore ... Matron
Jack Irvin Jack Irvin ... Ben Sr.


Showbiz dreams and shocking reality are both in store for Kentucky teenager Jamie, who defies her family to pursue a career as a singer inspired by country idol Jeb Hubbard. The path to stardom is paved with sordid sexual encounters, a stint as a masseuse, hard time in juvenile detention complete with a domineering female warden, and the bed of a record producer. Christened with the new name Melody Mason, she's destined to rise up the charts, but at what price?

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America is goin' country and she's in it hip deep every which way ... but good! See more »


Drama | Music | Romance


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Director Gus Trikonis spent some time in Nashville, Tennessee prior to shooting so he could do research on the subject matter. See more »


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Drive-in entry makes no pretensions to art...
24 September 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

New World's "Nashville Girl" begins with a hayseed young miss skinny-dipping in the lake and never strays from this path. In the lead, honey-mellowed Monica Gayle is an easy screen presence as a determined, talented country music songwriter with aspirations to work in Nashville, but the movie isn't interested in being a rags-to-riches story. Jailbait Gayle is continually ogled, pawed at, stripped and molested, while most of the men on her journey (and one lesbian, natch) are horny old-timers with one thing on their minds. Director Gus Trikonis and writer Peer J. Oppenheimer aren't smut peddlers, exactly--there's an outline of a story--and Oppenheimer provides salty hard luck travails for our heroine. Still, it's a jaded B-movie with one foot in the gutter: not entirely sleazy, but not at all inspiring. *1/2 from ****

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Release Date:

March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Country Music Daughter See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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1.85 : 1
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