On Tuesday, Nov. 8, ABC will air an hour-long special, In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville. The special will give viewers an exclusive all-access pass into the homes and private lives of some of country music’s biggest stars.
Robin Roberts will go behind-the-scenes and on tour with Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Faith Hill. During his interview, Urban speaks candidly about his struggle for sobriety, being married to Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and the joyful experience of being a new father. For the first time, Chesney invites cameras into his new home in Nashville where he opens up about love, life and battling misconceptions. “I learned a long time ago, several years ago, to quit reading what anybody writes,” he tells Roberts, “I learned not to think about what other people think, I’m just trying, I’m just doing the best I can do to be myself.” Meanwhile, Roberts joins Hill in the studio at a pivotal moment in her career, as she finishes her first new album of original songs in six years.
Roberts will then take the cameras to the classroom with American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, as she learns how he balances his new career while simultaneously finishing his senior year of high school. She’ll also spend a day with Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina, who talks about what it was like to put out a debut album while she was still learning how to drive.
Additionally, Roberts will join Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, as they go back to Indiana for the first time to visit the site of the deadly stage collapse that occurred at the state fair earlier this year. It will be the first time the country duo has spoken about the tragedy in a televised interview, during which, Nettles shares with Roberts what it was like to live through that moment and how she is forever changed.
In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville, airs on Tuesday, Nov. 8, (10:00 – 11:00 pm ET) on ABC, the night before the network’s live broadcast of the CMA Awards.