'Nashville' Sets the Tone
"The way the format here works is you have the writer on set, so you're talking with them on story points and the tone of the scenes," explains actor-director Eric Close. "What's great about the performance scenes is our performances often encompass the drama. Our characters may have some serious issues going on between the two of them and yet they're up there singing their hearts out together, but you can still play whatever is going on between them in the song. It's a dramatic scene within a performance. That's a lot of fun to do."