A web based backstage reality music show...from Hollywood, California.
HOLLYWOOD COUNTY LINE is a weekly show that'll features the country, western, country rock,
roots, alt-country, bluegrass and country folk music from tune-town Nashville to the Austin
outlaw music scene, from the Village in New York, to the Haight in Frisco and back to our
very own West Coast country sound.
Not unlike the situation in Austin back in the days when the guys creating "Austin City
Limits" saw a great music energy happening, and wanted to capture it on film and take
Austin to the rest of the country...I have found a LA country scene that is ready to burn
down the barn...and because we are in Hollywood, every act from Austin to Nashville has
a need to "do Hollywood," so the talent stream can mix the sounds here in the real West.
HOLLYWOOD COUNTY LINE is a mix of hot national headline acts, opening acts by local
and/or upcoming talent, and a jammin' house band, THE BUNKHOUSE BOYS, that can not
only rock the house and entertain on their own, but can back up any famous artists that we
bring to the stage.
For the pilot and a DVD on LA Country music in the summer of 2006 we have shot the following:
Jay Dee Maness
American Idol winner goes to the top of the country charts, and in April this year most of the Idol contenders are singing country songs, Jimmie Buffet hits the country charts in duet with Allen Jackson, Bon Jovi hits # 1 on country and pop charts with Sugar Land's Jennifer Nettles. Kenny Chesney is #3 top earning musician 2005, just behind U2 and the Rolling Stones. Shania Twain and Faith Hill cross over to the top of the pop charts, the Eagles are played on the country stations, Robin Williams next movie he plays a cowboy, and Broke Back Mountain has Hollywood abuzz, Van Morrison releases a country CD, and special on CMT from the Ryman in Nashville, and country act Little Big Town is on road with John Mellencamp, Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler is out with Emmylou Harris, Bee Gee Barry Gibb just bought Johnny Cash's house and is moving to Nashville, Bob Dylan has been touring for the past year with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Junior Brown, and wearing cowboy outfits with a ten gallon hat and a band that verges on being a Texas Swing band...
I have a huge list of other potential acts to line up
Billy Bob Thornton
Pure Prairie League
Ramblin Jack Elliott
Jerry Jeff Walker
Billy Joe Shaver
Since the barn dances of old, country music and dancin' cowgirls goes together like hay
and horses. The Cowbelles add fun and beauty to the show each night. These hip swingin
drink slingin, denim and diamonds, leather and lace wearin, boot skootin cowbelles in tight
fittin jeans fit right in the country night. Might see the cowbelles dancin on a table, a bail of
hay, on the stage, or out on the dance floor...eeeeeeeehaw.
Another fun part of the night is the Celeb Jam each night...we will have celebs
come up and do a couple songs with the Bunkhouse Band. We have already had
Jeffery Steele, Travis Howard, Joey Covington, from the Jefferson Airplane, and
others. This is a special "surprise" element of the show. And because we are in
Hollywood, you never know who might show up.
Dave Somerville Buck Page Chad Watson Sarah Cardeans
We will have the creative blend of Country Music...dancing, interviews with the artists and
band members, shots from sound checks...a fun backstage look at a band performing on
the Sunset Strip... part of the night will be a look at behind the scene, and fun interviews
with the band and the performers.
CABLE TV SHOW
INTEGRATED WEB BASED PARTS OF SHOW
DIGITAL PICS OF THE NIGHT
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS
LINKS TO THE ARTISTS WEBSITES
LINKS TO THE COMPANIES THAT SELL THEIR MUSIC
WALKS OUT TO THE SUNSET STRIP TO SEE THE EXCITEMENT
EMAIL SENT TO AND ANSWERED TO THE ARTIST...
LIVE CHATS FROM BACKSTAGE
BANDS TOUR SCHEDULE
PICTURES OF THE LOAD IN AND ON THEIR BUSSES
INTERVIEWS WITH THE BAND MEMBERS AND ROAD CREWS
AND SOME HOT HOT PERFORMANCES
The show takes on some of the feel of the long running PBS show Austin City
Limits, throw in a little Hee Haw, VH1 Behind the Scenes, MTV Unplugged,
meets Coyote Ugly Saloon meets the CMT Outlaw Specials in a multimedia
format...however, not all the show is about performance. We are going to interview
the stars, their band members backstage, on their busses and give the viewer a
personal look at the talent each night and some of their past stories.
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