Ronnie McCoury talks about 'Nashville' cameo, as Travelin' McCourys get ready for Hoover shows (video)
Ron McCoury, second from right, along with other members of the Del McCoury Band created a cameo on the pilot of ABC's "Nashville." At left is actor Chip Esten, one of many series' stars. (ABC)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- is ready for his close-up.
You could possibly know him as being a bluegrass mandolinist, making that instrument sing in or .
But he s and a fledgling actor -- kinda/sorta -- determination cameo on this season s pilot episode of
Blink so you ll miss it, but McCoury, 45, as well as the rest of his dad s group might be seen in a hallway in the , doing a little backstage picking with series star Chip Esten.
No, those were guys who just seemed like us, McCoury says during a phone interview. No, it turned out us. I had my unforgettable line, She didn t state that to me.
Did the musician earn his SAG card with the cameo? McCoury s not implying.
But he states his big scene has ended in good-natured teasing from your other denizens of Music City.
DETAILSWho: . When: Dec. 6-7 at 8 p.m.Where: The Library Theatre, Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama.Admission: $25, sold-out.Info: 205-444-7888 or .
McCoury explains so what happened: Chip, who plays Deacon in the show, he s really hilarious. He s witty and fast, anf the husband can sing, anf the husband can act. He looked over me and said, Obtain a big boy guitar, as if your Daddy. He was ad-libbing; he just threw that in. Now, everywhere The year progresses in the bluegrass world, that's what I hear. 'Get yourself a big boy guitar.'
The jokes and pokes extend to Twitter, where
OMG!! @delmccouryband on #nashville. "get your big boy guitar" ronnie mccoury!
Bentley s drummer, Steve Misamore, chimed in:
This is a MAN-dolin!...it was the appropriate camera angle.
McCoury s a good sport -- a newly released phone interview proved that by the bucket load -- but he does have one thing to add: I gotta stand up for the mandolin.
He ll just do that, tonight and Friday on the Library Theatre in Hoover. The Travelin McCourys will do two sold-out shows there, as part of the 2012-1013 performing arts season.
The Traveling McCourys, from left: fidder Jason Carter, mandolinist Ronnie McCoury, banjo player Rob McCoury, bassist Alan Bartram.
On Friday, we'll provide an extensive interview with McCoury, where he references his life, career and instrument of preference. For now,Coach Outlet Online, though, we should get back to that TV show.Until recently, the Del McCoury Band was the one real-life troupe to appear on "Nashville," a night-time soap opera about the city's music business and political machine. (Singer-guitarist Buddy Miller and his awesome band had a cameo in November, on stage in the Ryman Auditorium.)How did the McCourys obtain the gig? Callie Khouri -- creator, writer and producer of the series -- is married to T Bone Burnett, an associate of the McCoury family."She loves my father and she loves the band," Ronnie McCoury says. "It was the pilot, and she didn't know that which was going to happen. The show got acquired for another season, for happy that. ... I normally don't watch those sorts of shows, but I want it to flourish. It's great to view all the places in Nashville, because I live here. And most people are really talented. I prefer the mix of music, mainstream but pushing it in direction of ."McCoury does have one suggestion for your team, when asked what sort of show could possibly be improved in Season 2."Needs more mandolin," he admits that, laughing.