Jeremy McComb, Wife Kourtney Hansen Praise ‘Nashville’
Talent runs deep in Jeremy McComb's family: Not only is he an artist himself, but his wife, actress Kourtney Hansen, plays Emily, the responsible, level-headed assistant to Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere), on the ABC drama Nashville. Both stars praise the TV show, for its on-set atmosphere and what it's done for the city of Nashville.
"I’m surrounded by these wonderful people every day in a family atmosphere," Hansen tells The Boot of working on the Nashville set. "It’s so much fun, and it does not feel like work. It does not feel like work whatsoever."
Hansen, who has also appeared in several music videos, including Luke Bryan's "Do I" and Keith Urban's "Sweet Thing," adds that in spite of the high-drama nature of the hit TV show, there is a camaraderie among the all-star cast.
"Everybody brings their 'A' game," she says. "We’re all there and ready to work every time we are there. And it’s fun. Very rarely do we have stressful days, unless it’s a very serious shoot.
"... It’s just so much fun, and I’m just happy to go there," Hansen continues. "It’s very rare that you get to go to work and you’re happy. It doesn’t feel like a long day when you’re there."
McComb has had his own share of successes, but the doting husband sings his wife's praises.
"Watching her show take off the way it has has been amazing," he gushes. "It’s so awesome. People used to know who I was because I was on the radio, and now they know who I am because my wife is on television. It’s so great to watch. Especially with a show that shines such an amazing light on our town.
"Think about how much has changed in the last 10 years," he adds. "It’s just insane. It’s great to watch. I’m really proud of my wife. I’m really proud of the product they’re putting out there. I think it does a great [job] of shining light on songwriters like me."
McComb says that he is almost ready to release a brand-new set of tunes, which he hopes will be available later this year.
"I’ve got a new record that’s ready to come out, and we’ll be ready to announce that pretty soon," he reveals. "We’ll have a new single pretty quick, and a new video. We’ve just been writing a bunch of songs and touring. I’ve been on the road about 150 days a year. We hit it hard."
The singer adds that he is grateful for the career he has, and that his fans have remained so loyal.
"I’m blessed to have been living here for 11 years and still be relevant enough to be here, to be around and to survive that long in this town," he notes.
Season 4 of Nashville is set to premiere on Wednesday (Sept. 23) on ABC at 10PM ET.