Marc Oswald, Trey Fanjoy, Cary Glotzer Launch ‘The Song’ Series

TV series The Song, led by Marc Oswald, Trey Fanjoy and Cary Glotzer, is set to premier the week of Jan. 4, 2020. The multi-genre music, entertainment and lifestyle show reveals the stories behind some of the biggest rock, pop, country, triple A, R&B and hip hop songs.

Oswald will serve as executive producer alongside Tupelo Raycom CEO/Founder Glotzer, while film/video/commercial director Fanjoy will direct the new series. The Song will be presented by Ally and Nashville Music City and distributed by Gray Television, which owns and operates network affiliated stations in 93 US television markets.

“At the heart of Nashville is our songwriter community,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “To showcase the songs and songwriters, alongside the artists, is like a peek under the hood of the music that drives our lives—and Nashville gets to be the car.”

Season one, slated to begin recording in October, will consist of nine 30-minute episodes plus a one-hour “Best of The Song” finale. Each episode will be centered around a specific hit song. The songwriter or songwriters will talk in-depth about their journey, the inspiration for the song, how it evolved, and how the song eventually changed their lives forever. The artist who recorded the song will discuss what that same song means to them, what they thought when they first heard it and the impact it made on his/her life and career. Each episode will include three song performances from the songwriter and artist’s catalogs including the featured selection. Additional special guest artists chosen by the songwriter and artist may be woven in to various episodes.

The series will be filmed at TGL Farms in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and co-hosted by Krista Marie and Damien Horne. Following each conversation the writer and artist will take the stage at TGL Farms for a concert in front of a small live audience of approximately 75. The series has established partnerships with the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Belmont University to provide scholarship and internship opportunities for their programs.

“We’ve been lucky enough to spend our entire careers making a living in the music and TV business, and we (all of us, actually) owe every ounce of our success to the creative stories and melodies contained in the songs we love so much,” said Oswald.

Glotzer continued, “This project carries with it the responsibility to shine the brightest light possible on some of the greatest songwriters, artists and songs in American pop culture.”

“I think music fans need a show like The Song,” said Fanjoy. “It’s a fresh, in-depth look into the inspiration and magic behind some of their most beloved hit records. I’m extremely excited to be collaborating with such incredible talent on this series. We have a shared goal to celebrate the musical genius at the core of these hit songs and elevate them with unforgettable performances. I know this series is going to be truly special.”

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