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
ABC handed out renewal notices late Thursday, formally ordering second seasons of rookie series Secrets and Lies, black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, How to Get Away With Murder, American Crime, Galavant and Marvel’s Agent Carter, as well as established bubble dramas Nashville (for Season 4) and Castle (for Season 8). Additionally, the network has greenlit a third season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a fifth season of Once Upon a Time, a 12th season of Grey’s Anatomy, a fifth season of Scandal, a third season of The Goldbergs, a seventh season of Modern Family and a seventh season of The Middle.
On the reality front, ABC has picked up a 21st season of Dancing With the Stars, a 20th season of The Bachelor, a 26th season of America’s Funniest Home Videos, a seventh season of Shark Tank, and a second season of Beyond the Tank. Last but not least, 20/20 has also been renewed. ABC, meanwhile, has cancelled Forever, Cristela, Resurrection, Revenge and The Taste. The fate of Last Man Standing remains up in the air.
Source: TV Line
Nashville is taking fans behind the music — again.
Castmembers from the ABC series will perform songs from the show, talk about the stories behind those compositions and give viewers an intimate look at their individual songwriting process, talking about their own work as musical artists on Nashville: On the Record, a one-hour special that will air this spring on ABC.
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In addition, country superstar Reba McEntire will perform her single, “Going Out Like That.” Nashville castmembers set to participate in the special include Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy and Lennon Stella and Aubrey Peeples.
Many of Nashville’s castmembers are musicians in their own right and perform outside of the series, including on tour last year.
The special, a follow-up to last year’s On the Record, will be taped on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Grand Ole Opry House, with tickets going on sale on Wednesday at 10 a.m. central time.
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To purchase tickets for the On the Record taping, visit www.opry.com or call 1-800-733-6779.
Nashville returns Feb. 4 on ABC.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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
Sam and Clare were mentioned in the recent Telegraph with an article entitled “10 Country Songs That Will Make You Cry” where I Will Fall made the list!
From the end of a relationship to the end of childhood, the stars of country music are masters at the art of making songs out of everyday sadness.
Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio – I Will Fall
The Channel 4 series Nashville may be fictional, but it comes with some serious country music chops: T-Bone Burnett oversaw the music on its first series, in which this song appeared. It was recorded by the two actors who play Scarlett O’Connor and Gunnar Scott, and written by Tyler James and Kate York, who has written multiple tracks for the show.
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.
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.
Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates. I had to go out of time because of a death in the family and am only now being able to catch up. I’ve added new photos from her recent appearances as well as HQ replacements and additions to past events. Clare was also featured on FOX News this past week. I’ve added a clip from her appearance as well as screencaps. Enjoy.
• 019 x 2013: 06/07 FOX 17 News – Screencaps
• 001 x 2013: 06/06 – LP Field During The CMA Music Festival
• 002 x 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
• 001 x 2013 Country Radio Seminar
• 006 x 2013 Paleyfest – Stills *additions*
• 005 x Photo Session #17 *HQ replacements*
• 009 x 2013 CMT Music Awards – After Party
• 009 x 2013 CMT Music Awards – Portraits
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