The spirit and talent of Music City will be highlighted in filmmaker Chris McDaniel’s new documentary, Music City USA, which premieres at the Nashville Film Festival on April 24. Chris grew up a few hours outside of Nashville and interviewed dozens of artists and industry members, including Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Thompson, Mike Wolfe from American Pickers, Larry Gatlin, Marty Stuart and many more.
Music City USA will highlight those who make the music and those behind the scenes as well as how the community banded together in the wake of the 2010 flood that devastated Nashville. Many who appear in the film talk about what makes the city so special to them even as the national spotlight turns to the city, thanks in part to ABC’s Nashville.
Chris McDaniel is an up-and-coming filmmaker making his directorial debut with this film. He has also produced a best-selling documentary, Blood Into Wine, featuring the lead singer of the rock band Tool. His last film, Queens of Country, was a comedy starring Lizzy Caplan and Ron Livingston about a girl who idolized country queens like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.