NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – ABC’s “Nashville” season 4 production will return to Tennessee with support from the state, city and Ryman Hospitality Properties.
The City of Nashville will contribute a combined incentive of up to $1.75 million, which includes up to $875,000 from Metro Nashville, $437,500 from the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and $437,500 from the Marketing and Event Fund.
Ryman Hospitality Properties, one of the show’s producers, will also contribute $250,000.
The music city drama has helped create jobs, boost economic development and usher in a boom in tourism.
“Nashville” has brought tons of exposure to nearly every significant Nashville-area tourist location and landmark, including the Bluebird Cafe, Ryman, Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame.
Since the show first aired, Nashville has had over four straight years of record growth in tourists visiting and hotel rooms sold, with hotel tax collections growing from $31,000 in 2011 to almost $50,000 in 2014.
There have been over 4 million digital downloads of original music from “Nashville”.
“Nashville” airs in over 80 countries and attracts 10 million viewers a week.