Audio: The Cast Of Nashville Calls Drew!

What a fun morning to get a phone call from the cast of ABC’s hit show Nashville, and it’s not just a couple of the stars … Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Aubrey Peeples (Layla) and Chris Carmack (Will)!

Listen below as they chat with Drew about the upcoming Rosemont Theatre show on the 30th, their overseas tour, their musical challenges on the show, Will’s bad jokes and much more.

Press/news: Clare Bowen Adds Second & Final Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Dates To National Tour

Due to overwhelming demand, the star of hit US television series NASHVILLE and Australian native, Clare Bowen has added second and final Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane dates to her debut East Coast tour this May.

Clare’s expanded tour will see her take in Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Tuesday 24th May, along with All Ages shows at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Saturday 28th May and Brisbane’s The Triffid on Tuesday 31st May.

All previously announced dates have now sold out. Tickets to Clare’s additional shows will go on sale at 12 noon AEST on Friday 22nd April.

Limited VIP Meet & Greet Packages will be available to purchase starting Friday 22nd April, exclusively at All VIP Packages, which include a Q&A with Clare, an intimate acoustic performance, Meet & Greet with photo, and a signed item, can be purchased in addition to show tickets.

Clare Bowen has shot to stardom since her early roles in local programs Home and Away, All Saints, and The Cut, securing her breakout role in 2012 as enchanting singer-songwriter Scarlett O’Connor on the cult US television series NASHVILLE, which is now into its fourth season and screens on Foxtel’s SoHo in Australia.

On her forthcoming Australian tour, Clare will showcase a collection of original songs and NASHVILLE series covers, showing off her stunning vocals and supported by a full band. She is currently working with A-list producers on her debut solo album, due out later this year.

NASHVILLE airs Thursdays at 9:15pm, Express from the US, on Foxtel’s SoHo.


Brought to you by Foxtel’s SoHo, Rob Potts Entertainment Edge & Chugg Entertainment

Tuesday 24th May – Corner Hotel (18+) – NEW SHOW or 1300 724 867

Wednesday 25th May – Corner Hotel (18+) – SOLD OUT or 1300 724 867

Thursday 26th May – Oxford Art Factory (18+) – SOLD OUT or 1300 438 849

Friday 27th May – Anita’s Theatre (All Ages) – SOLD OUT or 136 100

Saturday 28th May – Metro Theatre (All Ages) – NEW SHOW or 132 849

Monday 30th May – The Triffid (18+) – SOLD OUT or 1300 762 545

Tuesday 31st May – The Triffid (All Ages) – NEW SHOW or 1300 762 545

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Press: Clare Bowen and Cast Are Pumped to Take ‘Nashville’ Across the Pond

If they can’t bring you to Nashville, they’ll be bringing Nashville to you.

The cast of ABC’s Nashville is embarking on an international tour, taking them overseas to the UK and Ireland for a week in June. Cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Chip Esten and Sam Palladio will bring their songs from the series as well as their own personal music to each show.

Since Music City is quite the distance from any of the cities they’re stopping at, the cast thought it would be a treat to play for their fans in other parts of the world who don’t always have the opportunity to travel to a local performance.

“The coolest thing about that is that not everybody has time to come to the city of Nashville to see us perform live, and we do get around here a little bit,” said Bowen. “It’s limited because of our shooting schedule, so this is the time when we’re free to go to the fans. When we like bringing the music to the people who matter to us.”

The tour is strictly appreciation for the Nashville fans who keep up with the show abroad and Bowen wants them to know how much the cast truly cares about the upcoming tour for them.

“We have a wonderful fan base and they’re so… What is it people say, that Country music fans are the most loyal in the world? I truly, truly believe it, and so to go out there and be welcomed like that, into other cities, it’s such a privilege. It’s so flattering. I just love it and I can’t wait.”

Nashville is currently in the midst of its fourth season with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.

Press: ‘Nashville’ Stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen On Taking The Show On The Road

Since its debut in October 2012, ABC’s musical drama Nashville has provided the equivalent of a weekly, hour-long tourism commercial for Music City and has spun off a cottage industry of CDs, merchandise, and tours.

Today, Nashville expands its footprint once again, taking its show on the road—literally— for its third tour. This outing will include international dates for the first time, as well as 17 U.S. dates, up from four in 2014 and 10 last year.

The trek features cast members Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Chris Carmack (Will) and Charles Esten (Deacon) on all dates, with other cast members, Will Chase (Luke), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Aubrey Peeples (Layla) and Sam Palladio (Gunner) joining for select cities. They will play songs their characters have performed on the show, as well as their own compositions.

“When the tour started out, we got to do a couple of shows and we were taken aback by the reaction and the passion,” Esten tells Forbes. “It’s a rare [TV] show that allows you to go stand on the stage in a theater full of people who have grown so attached to the show, the characters, and the story lines and get to play the songs they and we have grown to love. It’s hard for me to really describe how magical that is.”

“We get to come out and see people in cities, and now countries, who might not be able to come to Nashville and see us,” Bowen says, adding that she relishes being able to go out in the audience and mingle with fans during the show. “They’re inviting us into their space. It’s the biggest thank you and appreciation and honor for us to go out there.”

Nashville, created by Thelma & Louise’s Callie Khouri, has never been a ratings juggernaut—it draws around 4 million viewers each week— but has attracted a devoted, loyal following. ABC will announce if the show is renewed for a fifth season next month.

When asked if the tour is a money maker or a promotional vehicle, Opry Entertainment Group president Steve Buchanan says, “we look at the tour as a promotional tool.” Buchanan’s experiences at the Grand Ole Opry served as the show’s inspiration and he is an executive producer on Nashville. He adds that ABC’s television affiliates and radio stations in participating U.S. markets also tie in with the concerts via on-air sweepstakes for trips to Nashville.

Part of the show’s appeal is its authenticity: it shoots in Nashville and often features prominent local landmarks, such as the Opry and Bluebird Cafe, and top Nashville artists and industry figures have been known to drop by for a quick cameo. But shooting in Music City isn’t cheap. So far, the state and city have kicked in at least $46 million to offset production costs and to keep the show from moving to their cheaper neighbors, like Georgia, who offer greater incentives.

Photos: Nashville Screencaps and Stills

I’ve added the missing screencaps and episode stills of Clare on Nashville to the gallery. Enjoy.

Nashville 411: Forever and for Always – Screencaps
Nashville 411: Forever and for Always – Stills
Nashville 412: How Does It Feel to be Free – Screencaps
Nashville 413: If I Could Do It All Again – Stills
Nashville 413: If I Could Do It All Again – Screencaps
Nashville 414: What I Cannot Change – Stills
Nashville 414: What I Cannot Change – Screencaps
Nashville 415: When There’s a Fire in Your Heart – Stills

Photos/News: Hollywood Beauty Awards and Recent Events

Every year, the Hollywood Beauty Awards honor rising stars in Film, TV & Music who exude beauty and grace, inside and out. We are thrilled to announce the 2016 New Beauty Award recipients:
Clare Bowen (ABC’s “Nashville”), Chaley Rose (“Nashville,” Filthy Preppy Teens), Sofia Reyes (Hit Mexican recording artist).

What a beautiful and well deserved honor for Clare to be recognized by the Hollywood Beauty Awards for her inner and outer beauty. She’s a beautiful soul with a massive heart and her inner beauty just beams on the outside. I’ve added photos of her at the event as well as recent appearances and live performances. Check them out below.

2016 Hollywood Beauty Awards
2016 Hollywood Beauty Awards – Stills
2016 Nashville For Africa Concert Benefiting The African Children’s Choir
Live Performance: 02/15/16 – Nashville For Africa Concert Benefiting The African Children’s Choir (Stills)
2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair – Day 3
Live Performance: 01/30/16 – NHL All-Star Fan Fair (Stills)