The Heartland Network series More Than the Music is heading to the beach, with the latest episodes of the musical show’s third season premiering tonight. The four new episodes of More Than the Music were filmed at the BeachLife Ranch country music festival, which took place from September 22-24, 2023 in Redondo Beach, CA.
More Than the Music airs on Heartland Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern | Pacific with an encore on Sundays at 8 p.m. Eastern | Pacific and streams both nights at 8 p.m. ET. The first of these new episodes will air on November 7.
BeachLife Ranch is an expansion of BeachLife Festival designed to celebrate the fusion of California country and beach life culture, and the inaugural event was held this year. The live music, art and culinary festival featured performances by Jack Johnson, Brad Paisley, The Doobie Brothers, Cody Jinks, The Avett Brothers, Midland, Wynonna Judd, Shooter Jennings’ Revival performing The Highwaymen, Blackberry Smoke, Shakey Graves, Chris Isaak, Parmalee and more as well as food and drink offerings from renowned chefs like Max and Lijo of Camphor and Ben Ford, as well as acclaimed local eateries and breweries. There were also art installations, onsite activations highlighting various philanthropic causes, eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives, brand partner gifting, local boutique shopping and more.
More Than the Music filmed its latest episodes during the festival’s three days, spending time with artists including Devon Allman and Donovan Frankenreiter, Anna Vaus, Cody Jinks, Taylor Austin Dye, Larkin Poe, Logan Ledger, Pillbox Patti and Midland for four new installments jam-packed with music and fun-filled action. More Than the Music is hosted and executive produced by Stacy Newman.
“When a trip to BeachLife Ranch was pitched for More Than the Music, I was immediately sold!” Newman shared. “Country and Americana music on a beach – yes please! Boasting an incredible artist line-up, yummy food, beachy vibes and even line-dancing right by the water – what more could you want in a music festival? A huge thanks to the folks at BeachLife Ranch for hosting us and all the amazing artists who took the time to chat with me. I can’t wait to bring our viewers along for the journey!”
Along with BeachLife Ranch, the show has previously filmed at music festivals including Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, TN, High Water Festival in North Charleston, SC and Moon River Festival and Riverbend Festival, both in Chattanooga, TN. The BeachLife Ranch episodes will be followed by a series of episodes shot in Memphis, TN, exploring the rich, musical history of the city.