After weeks of negotiations, ABC has confirmed it will allow production on Nashville to continue in its namesake city for season 3.
The show’s producers have accepted an $8 million incentive package to remain in Nashville which is significantly lower than the $13.25 million the production received for its second season.
ABC had been seriously considering re-locating to Texas or Georgia as both states were offering lucrative tax incentives.
“It was not an easy decision to make,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “We obviously had lots of conversations, and I’m sure it’s not the amount they wanted.”
He added, “It’s been an overwhelmingly good thing for the city. We have a strong tourism economy and a strong convention economy, but this just adds to it in a way we would never be able to do on our own.”
Nashville will begin filming season three in July.