"Nashville" Cast Reacts to Cancellation

“Nashville” Cast Reacts to Cancellation

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After four seasons of one of the greatest musical dramas to ever grace primetime television, “Nashville” was canceled. Ratings were inconsistent, like any TV show, but viewers everywhere could agree that there was definitely something special about the show– mostly the music it brought into the world. And all those other terrible characters too.

Fans weren’t the only people reacting to the cancellation, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry even released a written statement. Saying in part, “We are incredibly disappointed to hear the news that ABC has not renewed the show ‘Nashville’ for another season. The show has been an enormously successful promotional tool for our city, which is why the state of Tennessee and Metro Nashville were prepared to support production for a fifth season to be filmed here. This is a loss for ABC and for the millions of fans across the world who have grown to love this show. We have enjoyed hosting the cast and crew of the show over the last four years and look forward to future opportunities for film and television production here in Nashville.”

The stars of the country music show also had a few things to say, with Connie Britton, Aubrey Peeples, Lennon Stella, Maisy, Stella, Charles Esten and Sam Palladio taking to social media to thank viewers, production and the city of Nashville for being a part of the show.

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It's hard to put into words the love for my cast mates, crew, production team, songwriters and the city that has been my home for the last 4 years. When I first moved to the city I remember seeing the #ibelieveinnashville murals dotted around the city, created by my now great friend @adriensaporiti of @dcxvindustries. It was at first a strange sight, but I grew to understand it over time. Nashville IS a mythical place where magical things happen, from music, to healthcare, to art and many many other things along the way. It's a very sad day that our beloved Tv show will no longer remain on our screens. But I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE, It has changed my life forever, I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE the city and its people, I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE and I hope you guys do to. All my love Gunnar

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Dear Nashville, Even though our time shooting here may have come to an end, this city will always be a home to me. I am so thankful to have gotten this opportunity – to explore myself as an artist, to learn about the history and magic that lives in the walls of these buildings, to be a part of something bigger than myself. I am crying as I write this. I grew up on Nashville; I went through ups and downs like Layla, tried to express it through music, and learned how from working with all the incredible musicians on the show. Nashville has meant everything to me, and I can truly credit a large part of who I am to this incredible experience. Thank you to my fellow actors: my family and my deepest friends. Thank you to our entire crew and team that worked tirelessly to preserve even the small magic we were allowed to air. Thank you to anyone who ever watched the show, you kept us going. Thank you so so much to Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan, for creating something special and sharing this skyline with the world, for giving me a chance that changed my life, and for believing in all of us. And thank you so much to the city of Nashville, for being our teachers and our playground, for letting me fall in love. You are a piece of me. I will never be the same. All my love, Aubrey (~Layla~) PS I am not leaving you, Nashville. I will be coming back to record an album, don't you worry. #Nashville

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