Waylon is starring as Arlin Grove, a young rebel trying to make his way in the music business. Sound familiar' Lovable gullible Arlin becomes a star only to be betrayed by his evil manager. With guts, determination and a few encouring words from Tex Ritter, he makes a comeback. 'The Nashville Rebel' premiered in November 1966. The majority of the film was shot in Nashville and featured many live performances from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.