“A Nashville Legacy” Premiere Draws Crowds and Praise at National Museum of African American Music

Nashville, TN – On February 24th, 2022, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville hosted the premiere of the Hallmark Channel’s new film “A Nashville Legacy”. The event drew crowds of Black media, influencers, and community leaders who were eager to see the first Mahogany-branded film to debut on the network.

The film stars Andrea Lewis, Pooch Hall, Roz Ryan, and Stan Shaw, along with musical artists Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones, and Stacy Johnson of the world-renowned vocal group The Shindellas. The story follows Naima, played by Andrea Lewis, as she moves to Nashville to intern at the NMAAM and pursues a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology. Naima’s work leads her to uncover a mystery surrounding a classic hit and a vintage dress, which she and Damian (played by Pooch Hall), a volunteer and music producer, work together to solve.

Following the premiere screening, a panel discussion took place with Pooch Hall, Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones, and Stacy Johnson, along with Senior Vice President of Programming Development for Crown Media Family Networks/Hallmark Mahogany, Toni Judkins, and consulting producer Phil Thornton, who is also a Senior Vice President of Capitol Christian Music Group/Capitol Music Group. The panel was moderated by Nashville radio personality Averianna The Personality.

The film was praised for its celebration of Black culture and the important role of music in the African American experience. The NMAAM served as a fitting location for the premiere, as it is “the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans,” according to its website.

Attendees left the event impressed by the film’s strong cast, compelling storyline, and the opportunity to support Black storytelling on a major network. “A Nashville Legacy” is the latest in a series of Mahogany-branded productions, which aim to celebrate and honor Black culture through uplifting and authentic storytelling.

Overall, the premiere of “A Nashville Legacy” was a successful and inspiring event that showcased the power of Black storytelling and the importance of representation in media. As Mahogany continues to grow and expand, viewers can look forward to more diverse and empowering stories that celebrate the richness and diversity of Black culture.

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