Billy Ray Cyrus In Greenbrier Filming Comedy Series
GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – On Tuesday, CMT film crews were in the Robertson County area filming a comedy series called “Still The King” a CMT comedy that stars Singer/Actor Billy Ray Cyrus.
Still the King is scheduled to debut early 2016. Cyrus plays the role of Vernon Brown — aka Burnin’ Vernon — a washed-up, a scandal-ridden, one-hit wonder who is kicked out of country music but emerges 20 years later as an Elvis impersonator.
During a drunken bender he is sentenced to return and perform community service after crashing into an old country church outside of Nashville. Vernon pretends to be the congregation’s new minister and later discovers that he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met.
Cyrus serves as executive producer and writer of Still the King by Hideout Pictures.
Smokey Barn News January 22, 2014 Springfield, Tenn.
VIDEO: Nashville Series Films In Springfield
(See Update on female actress’s identity)
Film crews for the ABC TV Series ‘Nashville’ were filming on location in Springfield today. The television show is a musical drama about the fading stardom of a country music star named Rayna James played by Connie Britton and her conflict with a rising teen star named Juliette Barnes played by Hayden Panettiere. Guitarist Deacon Claybourne played by Charles Esten is caught in the middle. At right, Diane Goodman (bookkeeper for Springfield Drugs) was in Springfield Drugs today while they were filming. She told Smokey she was nervous about how to take the photo but Charles kindly took the photo for her with her camera.
UPDATE: Female actress identified. As a result of a tip from a Smokey reader, we have learned that the actress playing opposite Charles Esten is Charlotte Ross. You may remember her from Days of our Lives. She was a cast member on Days of our Lives from 1987-1991, See more on Ms. Ross on Wikipedia
Smokey Barn News, November 21, 2013 Springfield TN
Singer-songwriter Kip Moore was in Springfield Thursday filming a music video.
Several of his singles have done well on the charts. “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” hit number 1 on Hot Country Songs. We believe the filming in Springfield is for his upcoming new single “Young Love”.
BELOW: More movies and music videos filmed here in Robertson County.
Here’s a link to an old news report on the filming of “The last days of Frank & Jesse James” Filmed in Springfield TN staring Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson (Click here)
Lady Antebellum filmed a music video in Springfield for their new song “Goodbye Town” back on March 23 2013. Smokey filmed them in production, (SEE Smokey’s short exclusive Video news report of their PRODUCTION below FIRST) then watch the NEW Music Video directly below: Springfield TN is in much of the music video.
Smokey Barn News, March 23 2013
Country pop music group Lady Antebellum was in Springfield Saturday shooting a music video for their next album.
Smokey Barn News, October 7, 2012
Another recent filming in Robertson County was a pilot with Billy Ray Cyrus back on October 7, 2012. Smokey was there again with some great coverage of their production.