“For The Love Of Music: The Story Of Nashville” Airs on CMT May 21, 2014 (@CMT)

For more than 130 years, Nashville, Tenn., has earned its nickname, Music City. Now, Music Citys story is told in its entirety when CMT hosts the cable premiere of the award-winning filmFOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: THE STORY OF NASHVILLEonWednesday, May 21at 10 p.m. ET/PT, featuring previously unreleased interview footage ofKeith Urban. The one-hour documentary tells the tale of Music City through the eyes of musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who live and breathe Nashville.VisitCMT.comor check local listings for future airdates and times.

The documentary starts in the 1800s when theFisk Jubilee Singerstraveled across continents spreading their music, and then moves on to showcasing such classics asHank Williams,Patsy Cline,Johnny Cashand others that built the foundation of country music. Todays Nashville is also highlighted, as the citys evolution continues with artists likeThe Black Keys,Eric ChurchandKings of Leonbreaking new ground in the place they call home.

Additionally,THE STORY OF NASHVILLE iPhone appis available for download as the documentarys companion. The app automatically listens for and syncs with the film, offering bonus content to enhance the story along the way.

The full list of artists featured in FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: THE STORY OF NASHVILLE includes:Jessi Alexander,Bill Anderson,The Black Keys,Eric Church,The Civil Wars,Billy Cox,Steve Cropper,Trent Dabbs,Charlie Daniels,Gabe Dixon,Duane Eddy,Fisk Jubilee Singers,Ben Folds,Peter Frampton,Vince Gill,Emmylou Harris,Damien Horne,Brett James,JEFF the Brotherhood,Kris Kristofferson,Kings of Leon,Manuel,John McBride,Martina McBride,Tim Nichols,Jon Randall,Rivers Rutherford,Tommy Sims,Michael W. Smith,Amy Stroup,Keith UrbanandMarty Stuart.

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: THE STORY OF NASHVILLE originally aired on ABC in late 2013, and was created by Butch Spyridon, Chuck Creasy, Deana Ivey and John Godsey. FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: THE STORY OF NASHVILLE is produced by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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