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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.


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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: CMT Honoring Nashville Cast With International Impact Award

The cast of ABC’s Nashville will be presented CMT’s first-ever International Impact Award during the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year special airing live Wednesday (Dec. 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The award will be presented by Kellie Pickler, star of in CMT’s hit series I Love Kellie Pickler.

Nashville cast members Connie Britton (Rayna), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Chris Carmack (Will), Will Chase (Luke), Charles Esten (Deacon), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar), Maisy Stella (Daphne), Lennon Stella (Maddie), and Audrey Peeples (Layla) are scheduled to accept the International Impact Award on behalf of the entire cast.

“Through their captivating characters, the cast of Nashville have become international ambassadors for our music; helping to spark Nashville’s red-hot renaissance,” CMT president Brian Philips said in announcing the honor. “With this award, we express our gratitude to a terrific group of stars for helping connect fans from around the world with our city.”

The sixth-annual CMT Artists of the Year special will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances, unexpected tributes and unforgettable toasts as the biggest stars of music, film and television gather to celebrate the five artists selected by CMT as the top artists of the year: Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt.

The artists collectively dominated the last 12 months, ruling CMT’s platforms and country radio, scoring chart-topping album and singles and selling out arenas across the nation. Additional performers, presenters and special guests will be announced at a later date.

They join an overgrowing prestigious list of past CMT Artists of the Year honorees that includes Jason Aldean (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Kenny Chesney (2011, 2012), Eric Church (2012), Hunter Hayes (2013), Toby Keith (2012), Lady Antebellum (2010, 2011), Miranda Lambert (2012, 2014), Tim McGraw (2013), Brad Paisley (2011), Taylor Swift (2010, 2011), Carrie Underwood (2010, 2012), Keith Urban (2014) and the Zac Brown Band (2010).

Join the conversation on the official CMT Facebook page or follow @CMT on Twitter using the official hashtag, #CMTAOTY.

Clare is Trending online! #ItsJustHair #BeautyWithin

The following was posted on Clare’s official Facebook page. Please visit her Facebook page to post your comments and give her your support with a click of the LIKE button. Clare is currently the #2 topic trending on Facebook. Her words have touched me personally and further make me adore this lovely pixie!!


Wanna know why I cut it all off?

When I was four years old, I asked my mother; “Are there heaters in Heaven?”

I had just been diagnosed with end stage nephroblastoma, after several visits to a GP who denied anything was wrong and dubbed my parents “paranoid.” I’d overheard the doctors telling my family that the only hope of saving me, was an experimental treatment that might kill me anyway. But without it I had maybe two weeks left. The hospital was cold. I’d never felt air conditioning before.

Life in the White Palace (Granddad’s nickname for hospital) meant I got to grow up surrounded by children just like me. We were mostly bald, all tubed, taped, bandaged up and stitched back together. We were all missing parts, some obvious like eyes or legs, others more hidden, like lungs and kidneys. Those who still could, tip-toed around like little fairies because chemotherapy had destroyed the muscles in our legs and it hurt to put our heels on the floor. But we were all together, so no one’s appearance came into question. No one got laughed at or teased. We were all we knew.

And then I got really lucky. I survived, my hair grew back and I got strong again. I look relatively normal on the outside, but on the inside, I am still the same stitched back together little creature, in a world where people are judged so harshly for the way they look. It has always been completely incomprehensible to me. How can people think there’s time for that?

I was really inspired when I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn’t be a princess because she didn’t have long hair, and I wanted her, and others like her to know that’s not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It’s not what makes you beautiful either. It’s your insides that count… even if you happen to be missing half of them.

Every scar tells a story, every baldhead, every dark circle, every prosthetic limb, and every reflection in a mirror that you might not recognize anymore. Look deeper than skin, hair, nails, and lips. You are who you are in your bones. That is where you have the potential to shine the brightest from. It is where your true beautiful self lives.

Thank you ABC network and particularly our creator, Callie Khouri for letting me change Scarlett’s hair, and my team, family and friends for helping me make the decision. If it makes even one person think twice about judging another, then in some small way, the world is better.
Self-esteem takes a lot longer to grow back than hair.

Source | Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes Photography

News: ABC’s Nashville to release first season four soundtrack album

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 Renews Nashville for Season 4!

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

News: ‘Nashville’ to Air Second ‘On the Record’ Music Special

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 or call 1-800-733-6779.

Nashville returns Feb. 4 on ABC.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Article/News: ‘Nashville’ Cast to Release Christmas Album

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

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Press: Telegraph – 10 Country Songs That Will Make You Cry

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.


Clare to perform at Stagecoach 2015 – California’s Country Music Festival

According to Stagecoach – California’s Country Music Festival, Clare will be performing on their lineup on April 25th. Check out Stagecoach‘s official website for news and information. Thanks to Becca for sharing the news with us.

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 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 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.


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