Part of the reason that ABC’s primetime drama Nashville has become such a cult favorite is the music. Every episode features at least a couple of performances, weaved into the storyline as the characters write songs, play shows, and generally surround themselves with music. Since its inception in 2012 Nashville has been partnering with Big Machine Label Group to periodically release a soundtrack album for every half season, meaning six have already been released, plus a Christmas effort in 2014. Because the show features original material from the talented songwriters of Nashville, plus a few select covers, and the actors are the ones singing them with no dubs, the soundtrack albums are valuable merchandise that bring the show to life.
So that’s why it’s exciting that yesterday, Nov 3, they announced that “The Music of Nashville: Season 4, Volume 1” will hit stores on Dec 4 at all digital retailers and Target. Featuring 17 new songs from the first half of the new season, the likes of Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Aubrey Peeples, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Hayden Panettiere, Will Chase, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack, Lennon & Maisy Stella, Chaley Rose and new recruits Riley Smith and Mark Collie are represented. What’s more, Steven Tyler makes a guest appearance on the duet with Hayden Panettiere, Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.” The show is known for having a big cast, but all are extremely talented, and that’s part of what makes it great.
Most of them would also call themselves musicians. Chris Carmack is gearing up to release his debut EP “Pieces of You” the same month, while Jonathan Jackson’s band Enation released their album “Radio Cinematic” in 2014, and Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Lennon & Maisy Stella are regulars on the Grand Ole Opry and took part in both Nashville tours. Tomorrow, the men of Nashville will perform at a very special CMA Songwriters Series in Music City as part of CMA Week.
While the show is not airing this week due to tonight’s CMA Awards, it will return next Wednesday, Nov 11 at 10/9c on ABC.
The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack, Season 4, Volume 1 Track Listing:
1. “Like New,” Charles Esten
2. “Beyond the Sun,” Lennon Stella
3. “Holding on to What I Can’t Hold,” Mark Collie
4. “Too Far From You,” Aubrey Peeples
5. “Far to Fall,” Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
6. “Crazy,” Steven Tyler, Hayden Panettiere
7. “Spinning Revolver,” Will Chase
8. “Sleep Tonight (A Lullaby),” Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson
9. “In the Name of Your Love,” Riley Smith
10. “Run With Me,” Chris Carmack
11. “Speak to Me,” Clare Bowen
12. “I Want To (Do Everything for You),” Connie Britton, Riley Smith
13. “History of My Heart,” Jonathan Jackson
14. “What If It’s You,” Hayden Panettiere
15. “Count on Me,” Sam Palladio
16. “Rockin’ & Rollin’,” Lennon & Maisy Stella
17. “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” Chaley Rose
I’ve begun to cap the missing episodes of Nashville. I have been busy with company and work to really work on the site. I plan to get the site up to date this week so please check back.
Along with episode 3 of this season, I capped Clare’s interview of On The Record: Red Flag. I’ve posted links to the photos and the video for your enjoyment.
I posted this on twitter but I forgot to post it on here.
Life is imitating art for Jay DeMarcus and Sam Palladio. The Rascal Flatts bassist made a cameo appearance on ABC’s Nashville last season, making a date with Gunnar Scott (played by Palladio) for a songwriting session. The musician and actor became friends and real-life writing partners, crafting a tune together that just may end up on a future Flatts album — or on Nashville.
“He’s a wonderful musician, and I love his voice,” DeMarcus tells Rolling Stone Country of Palladio. “It’s refreshing to know that [the actors] representing us on the show are authentic.”
DeMarcus has now seen that authenticity first-hand with more than a dozen actors on the musical drama, as he produced Christmas With Nashville, an album of holiday standards and originals sung by the cast. Due in stores November 4th, the compilation includes Clare Bowen’s (Scarlett O’Connor) take on “Santa Baby,” Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) singing “Blue Christmas” and sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella (Maddie and Daphne Conrad) harmonizing on “Christmas Coming Home.”
Christmas With Nashville Track List:
1. “Santa Baby” — Clare Bowen
2. “Blue Christmas” — Charles Esten
3. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” — Jonathan Jackson
4. “White Christmas” — Hayden Panettiere
5. “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” — Connie Britton
6. “River” — Sam Palladio
7. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — Connie Britton and Will Chase
8. “Merry Christmas Baby” — Aubrey Peeples
9. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — Chaley Rose
10. “Christmas Coming Home” — Lennon & Maisy
11. “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” — Will Chase
12. “Celebrate Me Home” — Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson
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.
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.
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
Clare will be performing at this year’s Southern Ground Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. The Zac Brown Band will be performing both nights with a sit-in performance by Clare. You can check out the official site here.
Clare has posted on her Twitter that she was in the studio working on her solo album. How exciting!! I shall share any new news and it comes.
Reality and drama collided with a unique twist recently for ABC show – “NASHVILLE.” THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE (SEASON I, VOLUME 2) will be released May 7 on Big Machine Records. The project features new music from Connie Britton (Rayna Jaymes), Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes), Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley), Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor), Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) and sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella, (Maddie & Daphne Conrad) – who perform in each episode weekly. Award-winning producers T Bone Burnett, Buddy Miller, Gabriel Witcher, Garth Fundis, Frank Liddell, Dan Auerbach, and Ross Copperman worked together to showcase the original content on both the show and soundtrack, respectively. Target will simultaneously release an exclusive version of the soundtrack that will include five additional bonus tracks. Nearly 2 million digital downloads from the breakout series have been sold to date. Big Machine Records is currently promoting “Ho Hey” (performed by Lennon and Maisy Stella), at radio.
- Fade Into You: Performed by Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen and Written by Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
- Ho Hey: Performed by Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Written by Jeremy Fraites, Wesley Schultz
- Gun For A Mouth: Performed by Sam Palladio and Written by David Poe
- We Are Water: Performed by Hayden Panettiere and Written by Patty Griffin
- Looking For A Place To Shine: Performed by Clare Bowen and Written by Natalie Hemby, Angela Lauer
- Stronger Than Me: Performed by Connie Britton and Written by Sarah Buxton, Kate York
- Bitter Memory: Performed by Connie Britton and Written by Lucinda Williams
- Let There Be Lonely: Performed by Jonathan Jackson – and Written by Laura Rogers, Lydia Rogers, Gordie Sampson
- Hypnotizing: Performed by Hayden Panettiere and Written by Cary Barlowe, Steve Robson, Caitlyn Smith
- I Will Fall (Studio Version): Performed by Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio – Written by Tyler James, Kate York
- Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again: Performed by Hayden Panettiere – Written by Sarah Buxton, Kate York