Nashville Staying Put in Nashville; Tax Incentives Keep Show from Moving to Texas or Georgia

Nashville Season 2 RecapNashville and its namesake Tennessee city will continue to make beautiful music together, now that a deal has been reached to keep the ABC drama from relocating production for Season 3 to Texas or Georgia.

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As reported by the Tennessean, Nashville this season will receive a combined $8 million tax incentive package from the state of Tennessee, Metro Nashville, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and Ryman Hospitality Properties.

That’s down from the $13.25 million dollar package the series was able to command for Season 2, so… maybe there’ll be fewer Swarovski crystals on Juliette’s bustiers moving forward. These things happen.

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Having Nashville hang its Stetson in Nashville “has been an overwhelmingly good thing for the city,” Mayor Karl Dean said of the deal. “We have a strong tourism economy and a strong convention economy, but this just adds to it in a way we would never be able to do on our own.”

One interesting, none-too-small factor in negotiations is the fact that Nashville is broadcast in more than 50 countries, resulting in an increase in tourists who come from farther away and thus tend to stay longer and spend more.