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Gov. Plans To Use Millions To Keep 'Nashville'

Posted at 4:36 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 17:36:36-04

Gov. Bill Haslam has proposed to spend $8 million to keep the ABC television show "Nashville" in the Tennessee capital.

The Republican governor's spending plan also included $4.5 million to subsidize the CMT network's "Million Dollar Quartet" miniseries in Memphis.

CMT has adapted the Tony Award-winning musical on the recording sessions featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis into an eight-episode drama. The series will focus on the musicians' rapid rise to fame during a time of political change and social unrest.

The music-oriented drama "Nashville" has been set in Music City since 2012, and officials credit the show for drawing tourists from around the country and world.