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T-Bone Burnett bows out of 'Nashville'


Music legend T-Bone Burnett is leaving his behind-the-scenes role on the country music TV series "Nashville" to focus on other projects.

The critically acclaimed producer, who is married to "Nashville" creator Callie Khouri, served as the hit show's music guru throughout the first season, working on more than 100 original recordings and mentoring stars including Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.

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However, the in demand Burnett is now quitting his job as executive music producer to work on a new album with Sir Elton John, as well as the soundtrack for the Coen brothers' new movie "Inside Llewyn Davis," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A statement from Burnett's manager reads, "His slate of other film, television and recording projects would have made it impossible for him to return for a second season. He became close to many of the actors on 'Nashville,' and wishes all of them -- as well as the show's producers, writers and crew -- all the best with the coming season."

This show singlehandedly made me appreciate some country music; a tall order, as I equated most of the pop/country music as tripe.  The songs on this show are second to none, and the show itself is very well done!  I hope the quality of neither slips with the loss of Mr. Burnett.
Jun 19, 2013 11:45AM
I like that show. I wonder if that means the show is going to suck now? I hope not ...
Jun 19, 2013 9:55AM
That's a shame. One of the things I've enjoyed about the show is the music. From the mature, acoustic ballads of the seasoned vets to the appropriately hook-laden tunes sung by the pop tartlet, it Burnett's expertise that has lent an air of authenticity to the show. I sincerely hope that the likes of Elvis Costello and the other contributing songwriters will continue, even though their friend Burnett ino longer attached.
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