Gaylord in on production of new ABC show

ABC executives have given the go-ahead for a pilot of the soap opera Nashville, which will center on the careers of two stars of Music City. Expect to see plenty of the Grand Ole Opry in the show, which is being written by the woman who authored Thelma & Louise. Among its executive producers is Steve Buchanan, the GM of the Opry. The longtime Gaylord Entertainment executive — and one of our 2011 In Charge listmakers — has helped produce numerous television specials at the Opry.