BC MUSIC LOUNGE TO RELEASE NEW ORIGINAL MUSIC WEEKLY FROM THE UPCOMING DRAMA “NASHVILLE”
Check out a Never-Before-Seen Music Video of the Original Song “If I Didn’t Know Better”
Executive Music Producer T Bone Burnett Collaborates with Innovative
Singer/Songwriters, Including John Paul White, Joy Yetton -- Also Known
as the Duo from the Band The Civil Wars -- and more!
“On the Record,” a New Music Documentary Web Series, Launches on ABC Music Lounge
ABC Studios and ABC’s online music site, ABC Music Lounge, in
association with Big Machine Records will release original music each
week on iTunes and http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/homepage from the
critically acclaimed upcoming series, “Nashville,” premiering Wednesday,
October 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This
week ABC Music Lounge will release three original songs for download
beginning on today, Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The first single, “If I
Didn’t Know Better,” was written by John Paul White -- an American
singer/songwriter and a member of the Grammy® Award-winning band The
Civil Wars -- and Arum Rae of the band White Dress. The song was
performed by “Nashville’s” Clare Bowen as Scarlett and Sam Palladio as
Gunnar. Check out the never-before-seen music video of “If I Didn’t Know
Better” that also includes highlights from the second and third
episodes of the series: http://www.disneyabcvideo.com/.
Two more songs, “Back Home” and “Love Like Mine,” will also be released
on ABC Music Lounge today. “Back Home” was written by Kyle Jacobs, Lee
Brice and Joy Yetton -- who is also a member of the band The Civil Wars.
“Back Home” was performed by “Nashville’s” Charles Esten as Deacon.
“Love Like Mine” was written by Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver and Emily
Shackelton, and was performed by Hayden Panettiere as Juliette. Grammy®
Award-winning producer T Bone Burnett serves as the executive music
producer for the series and worked closely with these bright
singer/songwriters and “Nashville’s” cast members.
In addition, ABC Music Lounge launches “On the Record” today, a
documentary web series that follows the life of original songs performed
on “Nashville” written by singer/songwriters in the music scene, from
the songs’ inception to on-air premiere. The series offers an intimate
look into the songwriting process behind this fall’s most anticipated
drama. Take a journey from guitar demo to music video -- and all the
steps in between -- with special appearances by the cast and executive
producers. This week’s episode, shot on location in Nashville at The
House of Blues Recording Studios and in Los Angeles, features interviews
with executive producer and creator Callie Khouri, executive producer
R.J. Cutler and cast members Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio. Check out the
first episode here: http://abc.go.com/site/music-lounge/nashville-on-the-record.
“Nashville” follows music legend and entertainment icon Rayna Jaymes,
who has been one of the industry's top female vocalists for two decades.
After working tirelessly to elevate her game, Rayna suddenly discovers
her passion for the business is not enough to compete with the new
generation of talent lighting up the charts. She is reluctant to accept
the emerging trend in the business and refuses to be steamrolled by her
longtime label, which she helped build. When they give her an offer she
can't refuse, Rayna is forced to accept the harsh reality that she'll
have to start over and reinvent herself if she plans on being relevant.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as
Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Eric Close as Teddy
Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery
Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman
Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt.
“Nashville” is executive-produced by Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie
Khouri -- who is also creator -- and Steve Buchanan. T Bone Burnett is
the executive music producer. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC
Studios and Gaylord Entertainment.
ABC Music Lounge, which launched in May 2009 on ABC.com, provides users
with an interactive online music experience that is uniquely ABC.
Reflective of the network’s commitment to using digital platforms to
deepen its relationship with viewers, the ABC Music Lounge showcases
everything about the music and artists featured on ABC’s popular
primetime schedule, offering a deep catalog of music-related content.
The site features a 24-hour streaming radio station programmed with
music featured on such ABC series as “Body of Proof,” “Castle,” “Dancing
with the Stars,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Revenge” and
“Once Upon a Time,” among others. Visitors to the site can get access to
exclusive weekly free downloads and get a glimpse of ABC’s music
future, as the radio station also showcases new music picked by series
producers, music supervisors and others involved in the music selection
process for shows that have previously seen great success.
In addition to a streaming radio station, the ABC Music Lounge is home
to music videos, exclusive performance footage, photos and
behind-the-scenes interviews with artists, series producers and music
Big Machine Records is the leading independent Nashville-based record
label home to superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal