CMT says it is working on "Music City," a Nashville docu-reality series, with executive producer Adam DiVello, creator of "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach."

The eight-episode, reality show about fledgling musicians is slated to premiere early next year. The cable network said it is intended to be a companion series for its popular drama, "Nashville."

"Music has always played a huge role in the storytelling process of my past series," DiVello said in a statement.

"And with 'Music City,' we'll take that element to another level, as we document the real-life struggles, heartaches, and drama of those chasing their dreams of stardom. Nashville is such an exciting city and I can't wait to share with the world the stories of this incredibly talented cast we've put together."

"After a banner year of growth, we've enlisted one of the industry's most influential and talented producers to help guide our ever-expanding fanbase deeper inside our beloved hometown," added Frank Tanki, general manager of CMT and TV Land.

"Like its sister series, 'Nashville,' 'Music City' will spotlight a group of young artists as they grapple with love, life and the pursuit of their dreams through the incomparable lens of the creator of some of the most memorable series of the last 20 years. We welcome all the fans of 'Laguna Beach' and 'The Hills' that are now our target audience into the world of 'Music City,' and CMT as a whole."