Screen Shot 2016-12-05 at 6.06.44 PMThe new season of Nashville on CMT looks like it will kick off with a bang. The trailer season premiere follows the stories where they left off from the show’s end on ABC.

Exec producer Callie Khouri promises for some big surprises in the next season. “We’re staying away from the ‘that would never happen’ stuff,” she tells the Tennessean. “It is a lot more grounded in character. We’re telling stories about characters that we love. I think it’s more emotional, less soap opera, but it’s still delivering dramatic stories.”

Last summer Khouri elaborated on the plot during the 2016 Tennessee Screenwriting Association Seminar over the summer.

“One thing I would like to deal with is the collapse of the music business and just how hard it is,” she shares. “This stuff is really hard. You can’t just put out a record and suddenly it’s No. 1 and all of a sudden they’re big stars. That’s not how it happens. So, I think we are going to deal more with the struggle of it. I think that’s a truer representation of what’s really going on. And I think the public should be aware of the fact that what’s common practice out in the universe paying for Spotify or Pandora is bankrupting the music industry.”