1. NASHVILLE 99 (1977, CBS) -- In this series, which lasted but three weeks, Claude Akins and country star Jerry Reed, played a pair of Nashville cops.
2. THE NASHVILLE PALACE (1981, NBC) -- This country-themed variety show broadcast from Opryland USA was the first show to be canceled during the 1981-82 TV season.
3. NASHVILLE NOW (1983-93, TNN) -- Remember The Nashville Network, the country-themed cable channel (that's now SpikeTV)? This was its signature program, a nightly talk-variety show hosted by genial radio-TV personality Ralph Emery, left.
American Idol's" country cousin. Current superstar Miranda Lambert finished third on the show's first season.