Music City

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Formulaic, unscripted series has great country music.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Lots of sacrifices made when trying to build a career in the country music business. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some cast members put their careers in front of their relationships, others sacrifice their careers to support their loved ones.

Violence

Occasional mild arguments.

Sex

Some innuendo. Lots of bare chests, bathing suits. Virginity, sex a theme, but politely discussed. Conversations about finding dates, good-looking men, and marriage. 

Language
Consumerism

Show's soundtrack and performers highlighted throughout each episode. Local Nashville haunts visible. iPhone visible. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Lots of beer, wine, cocktail drinking visible. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Music City is a reality series that features lots of social drinking, popular country music tunes, and lots of conversations about finding love and relationship woes. There's some strong sexual innuendo, including discussions about virginity, and shirtless men, and some mild arguments. iPhones are partially visible, and lots of Nashville haunts are shown, too. It also promotes the cast members themselves, most of whom are pursuing a music career. 

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What's the story?

From the creator of Laguna Beach and The Hills comes MUSIC CITY, a reality series about a group of friends at different stages of their lives chasing their professional and romantic dreams in Nashville, Tennessee. Kerry Degman is working on his music career and performs in local venues and on tour, while his wife, Rachyl, struggles with being left alone at home with their son, putting her law career on hold. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Jessica Mack is hoping for a romantic relationship with Jackson Boyd, a Nashville native who's thinking about taking his singing outside of the shower. Alisa Beth is trying to build a career on her own while hoping to find love. Her friend, drummer Bryant Lowry, is supportive, but puts his career above everything else. There's a lot of talent between them, and they each want to find their own success. However, balancing the search for success in the country music capital while maintaining important relationships isn't easy. 

Is it any good?

This predictable series follows a common formula: the same ol' stories about friendships, inner conflicts, and relationship woes. One thing that's special about this reality show is that it's got a great musical soundtrack, and strong singing performances from some of the cast members.

Teen country music fans who like this sort of unscripted drama may be drawn to it. Outside of the crooning, Music City doesn't offer anything particularly exciting or original. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons why Nashville is known as "Music City." How many people who move there become successful country music singers? What else does it take besides talent to become a star?  

  • Do any of the Music City cast members support themselves through their music? Do you think this is an accurate representation of how most musicians live in Nashville? 

TV details

For kids who love country music

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