Clare & Sam to sing at ACM Honors
The eighth annual ACM Honors, which is the local event that the Academy of Country Music uses to hand out its off-camera awards, has a new host this year in Jake Owen.
Performers and presenters for this year’s event, which is set for Sept. 9 at Ryman Auditorium, were revealed on Thursday.
Former host Dierks Bentley, ABC “Nashville” actress Clare Bowen, Shawn Camp, Kelly Clarkson, songwriter Rodney Clawson, Hunter Hayes, Will Hoge, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, ABC “Nashville” actor Sam Palladio, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Lee Ann Womack, Dwight Yoakam, and TheOak Ridge Boys will sing during the show.
Presenters will include Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Chesney, Grand Ole Opry general manager Pete Fisher, Brenda Lee, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and The Swon Brothers.
This year, the Special Awards recipients are Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.
Tickets to the event are $40 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Ryman box office.
BWW Review: NASHVILLE CAFE in Park City is Unique and Unforgettable
Last weekend’s NASHVILLE CAFE concert in Park City was an unforgettable night of Nashville musicianship and Hollywood star power.
Five stars of the critically acclaimed musical television series NASHVILLE performed last Saturday, August 23, 2014 in an unprecedented concert at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. It was a unique, one-night-only show that has never played anywhere else.
Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor), Chris Carmack (Will Lexington), Charles “Chip” Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Lennon Stella (Maddie Conrad), and Maisy Stella (Daphne Conrad)–all series regulars–took a break from filming in Nashville, Tennessee, for their visit to Utah.
The performers were all completely in their element, exhibiting showmanship and range that isn’t always able to be showcased on the NASHVILLE series. There is no doubt that these are not just actors who can sing–they are absolutely stellar musicians.
The show opened with the young Stella sisters, who delighted the audience with their sophisticated harmonies and acoustic arrangements of such differing songs as Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” and “Till There Was You” from Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN.
Next was Carmack, who wowed with an entertaining set that began with “What If I Was Willing” from NASHVILLE and included an original song he performed at his friend’s recent wedding.
The best moments of the evening were when the performers sang songs from NASHVILLE that carried emotional connections to their characters. These included “Black Roses” by Bowen, “Sideshow” by Esten, “A Life That’s Good” by the Stellas, and “Is That Who I Am” by Carmack, in his first live performance of the moving song. NASHVILLE is consistently one of the best written and acted series on broadcast television, and these songs allowed the audience to catch a glimpse of the actors playing their roles from it, tugging a few heartstrings along the way.
The NASHVILLE stars seemed genuinely humbled by the reception they received, and the fans were clearly in awe of the talent displayed. The Park City Institute can’t be thanked enough for bringing such a rare, fulfilling experience to Utah.
The final installment in the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley will be An Evening with Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers this Saturday, August 30, 2014. For more information about future events sponsored by the Park City Institute, call 435-655-3114 or visit ecclescenter.org.
Video: Clare accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Clare accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge with her beau. Her mom is the one who pours the water on them, haha. Check out the video below and a few LQ screencaps under. Thank you Clare for participating towards this charity. If you would like to participate, click here.
• 015 x 2014 ALS Challenge – Screencaps
Upcoming Performance: 8/23 NASHVILLE CAFE Set for Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Five artists – singer-songwriters whose performances have graced the Grand Ole Opry and the top of the country charts – will take to the stage for “Nashville Café” on August 23. On tap for the evening are actor-musicians: Clare Bowen; Chris Carmack; Charles Esten; and sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella. Concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets available online at bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org or 435-655-3114.
“These performers are terrific musicians, who also happen to act,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr.
Clare Bowen’s “breathtaking” (The Daily Beast) duet with co-star Sam Palladio set the spellbinding tone for the pilot episode of Nashville. The Australian actress – who has appeared in several of her home country’s iconic television dramas, including Home and Away, All Saints, The Cut, and Chandon Pictures as well as Jared Moshe’s directorial debut Dead Man’s Burden – is currently working on her debut solo album with legendary songwriter and music producer, T-Bone Burnett. Her tune “Black Roses” has climbed the charts and she’s been playing select tour dates this summer; recently headlining the 2014 “Nashville In Concert” tour with sold-out shows in New York, Washington DC, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Chris Carmack, whose break-out role in The O.C. a decade ago made him an instant television star, has since proven his singing chops on-screen and on-stage in his new role as country singer/a guy who plays a country singer. As a CMT.com reviewer puts it, “Nobody told me Chris Carmack would be even better as a concert performer than he is as his character Will Lexington on Nashville.” Now known for hits, such as “What If I was Willing” (a tune debuted by his character Will), Carmack continues to country rock his way across that actor-musician divide.
Charles “Chip” Esten, whose Nashville character Deacon consistently delivers impressive country tunes such as “Keep Coming Back,” is no stranger to the live performance. He made his theatrical debut in London when he portrayed Buddy Holly in the hit musical Buddy. His television credits include the British show Whose Line is It Anyway? (as well as the American version). He’s also landed recurring roles on Big Love, Enlightened, The Office and ER. The deep-voiced, actor/singer-songwriter recently headlined a summer concert tour in addition to hitting the stage alongside his television co-stars.
Lennon and Maisy Stella, age 14 and 10, are real life sisters who also happen to play sisters on TV. Since they landed roles on Nashville – and went viral with 50 million viewers tuning into their rendition of “Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn – folks have, in the words of the Huffington Post, been “smitten.” Their pint-sized version of “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers has risen to the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and they sweetly stole the show at the CMA awards with the Taylor Swift cover “You Belong with Me,” before presenting Ms. Swift with the CMA Pinnacle award.
Gallery Update – Appearances & Photo Sessions
I’ve added photos to all of Clare’s missing appearances on the site as well as some photo sessions. Clare was featured in Bust Magazine and I’m trying to find a copy to scan for you guys. All that I have left to cap are various interviews and live performances. Also, if you’ve seen Clare perform before, share your photos with us! Enjoy!
• Photo Session #26
• Photo Session #25
• Photo Session #24
• Photo Session #08 – addition
• 2014 GDay USA Gala
• 2014 Sirius Radio XMFM Studios #1
• 2014 Sirius Radio XMFM Studios #2
• 2014 CAA BBQ
• 2014 TJ Martell Foundation
• 2014 St Jude Country Marathon
• 2014 CMT Music Awards
• 2014 CMT Awards – Stills
• 2013 NATD Honors
• Live Performance: 04/26/14 – St Jude Country Music Marathon (Stills)
• Live Performance: 09/28/13 – Zac Brown Concert (Stills)
• Live Performance: 09/27/13 – Zac Brown Concert (Stills)
• On The Record: Episode Special – Stills
Gallery Update: Nashville & On The Record Caps
Phew. I have finished adding the rest of the season’s caps of Nashville as well as caps from Clare on ABC’s special On The Record including an extended scene and behind the scenes. I will work on missing appearances and performances next as well as revising the site’s content. Please be patient and thanks so much for visiting!
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• Nashvile: On The Record – Episode Special Screencaps
• Nashvile: On The Record – Black Roses – Extended Screencaps
• Nashvile: On The Record – Behind the Scenes Screencaps
Nashville Screencaps: Episodes 204-216
I’ve begun to add all the missing screencaps of Clare from this season’s Nashville. A huge thanks goes to Holly @ Grant Gustin Network for these screencaps. I know you all appreciate her donation as much as I am. Be sure to check out her fansite.
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Season 3 Nashville Promo
Credit goes to our Family site, Connie Britton Web
Nashville Stills & Behind the Scenes Photos
I will be adding tons of missing photos to the gallery this weekend. I added all the missing stills from season 2 of Nashville. Check back for more goodies
Nashville Photo & Content Updates
I’ve added photos of Clare from the last episodes of Nashville as well as updated and re-organized the episode guide for your viewing pleasure. I am working on catching up on Clare’s recent appearances, photo sessions, and missing Nashville photos. I hope to be fully caught up by the end of the weekend.
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• 002 x Nashville 02×02: Behind the Scenes
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