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Mandy Moore Stars In Scripted Country Music Podcast.


Country artist Mandy Moore and actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Bear”) star in The Boar’s Nest: Sue Brewer and the Birth of Outlaw Country Music, a scripted podcast that tells the story of Brewer, a champion of Nashville songwriters whose 18th Ave. South apartment served as a creative center for Nashville’s songwriting scene during the 1960s and 70s.


“The beauty of telling this story in audio is that listeners will find themselves completely immersed in the heart of the Nashville music scene at such an exciting time in its history,” Moore said in a statement. “Sue Brewer’s pioneering legacy is one that is often overlooked despite her resounding impact on Outlaw country and some of its most celebrated artists. I’m honored to pay homage to her and the music revolution she helped ignite from her living room.”


The Boar’s Nest title refers to the nickname given to Brewer’s home. Moore portrays Brewer, who died in 1981 at age 48, with Moss-Bachrach joining her as songwriter Shel Silverstein.


The cast is rounded out by W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood”) as Waylon Jennings, Stephen Louis Grush (“Night Sky”) as Willie Nelson, John Hoogenakker (“Dopesick”) as Kris Kristofferson, TJ Osborne (Brothers Osborne) as Johnny Cash, Brad Leland (“Friday Night Lights”) as Faron Young, Maury Morgan (“This Is Us”) as music executive Frances Preston, Quincy Dunn-Baker (“The Righteous Gemstones”) as Chet Atkins, and Liz Sharpe (“Tenants”) as Frances Beer.


Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman’s Jagged Films, Bill Gerber (“A Star is Born”), and Nashville-based Oso Studios collaborated with Fresh Produce Media and Audible on the podcast, and Kimberly Senior served as director. The Boar’s Nest was created and written by producer Dub Cornett (“Tales of the Tour Bus”), who shared writing duties with Holly Gleason and Rachel Bonds. Fresh Produce Media’s Elena Bawiec served as Head of Production, and FPM CEO Jason Ross and CCO Colin Moore executive produced.


“The Boar’s Nest captures the heart at the center of a transformative era in country music,” Ross said. “As a fan of these iconic artists, and a former musician myself, watching the music for the show come together with Dub Cornett and producer John ‘Ferg’ Ferguson — who collaborated with John Prine and Johnny Cash, and was there when this movement took place — was a really special way into the intimate, meaningful moments we wanted to portray. Sue was a pioneering woman who never got the public praise she deserved, and I think the writing team nailed the vision of changing that.”


In 1990, Brewer was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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