Cumulus is launching NASH TV Films, which will produce and distribute original feature-length films, with its debut film Walk Tall: The Journey of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush.
The original one-hour documentary will air over the first two weekends of September across more than 80 markets, reaching 53 percent of the country via the established platforms of Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest television broadcaster in the country, and other broadcasters. The film will be available on TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Indianapolis, and Nashville. To view the trailer and see a list of airdates and times visit www.nashtv.com.
The Executive Producers of Walk Tall are Cumulus executives John Dickey, Executive Vice President of Content and Programming, and Stokes Nielson, Director of Video Content, Strategy & Production. Nielson is also the director of the film.
“Walk Tall represents NASH’s expansion of original content into long-form films and documentaries, giving our audience incredible one-of-a-kind access into the lives and legacies of their favorite artists,” said Dickey. “We are partnering with Sinclair Broadcast Group for the first of a powerful line of films that capture the heart and spirit of Country music as seen through the eyes of fans and the artists.”
“This is the story of my life and my career over the past twenty years—from my mother passing away to my divorce to the tragedy in Indiana—and the bands and the songs that came from those experiences,” said Bush. “I’m excited to be here at the start of this promising partnership, experiencing firsthand the way Cumulus and Sinclair are dreaming up the future of how stories will be told in the music business and helping artists like me share music with more people than ever.”
In addition to country radio stations, the NASH brand includes NASH Country Weekly magazine, live concerts/events, online content, television programming and now original feature-length films.