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Local talents chase Nashville dreams in new series

Pike, Floyd teens among stars

Ralph B. Davis rdavis@civitasmedia.com

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Local musical talents appear to be making a big splash on a new reality series set to premiere on the Lifetime Network.


“Chasing Nashville” is a new series from some of the same people who behind “Hatfields & McCoys,” “Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life” and “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.” It focuses on up-and-coming country music singers who have aspirations for making it big in Music City.


The series focuses primarily on four teenage singers, including Pikeville’s Savannah Little. According to publicity materials for the show, “Savannah comes in tow with a mom who manages every aspect of her career and spares no expense to ensure that she shines.”


The other teens include Autumn Blair, from West Virginia, who lists Loretta Lynn in her family tree; Helena Hunt, from Clyde, N.C., who also plays the banjo; and Lauren Marie Presley, originally from Red Water, Texas.


“Through extensive access to the home and budding professional lives of four ambitious teen singers from Appalachia, the series will follow the high drama and competition they encounter like no other singing show as they, and their equally determined families, lay everything on the line in pursuit of fame and fortune in country music,” a press release for the show notes.


The series will also shine the light on other Kentucky talents, including Celeste Turner, of Prestonsburg, Julia Knight, of Lexington, and Tyra Short, of Pine Top.


“Chasing Nashville” will begin airing Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 p.m., on Lifetime.

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