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‘Nashville’ stars Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio are fresh faces from outside US.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Two of the stars of the TV drama series “Nashville” were cast to play country singers, and neither is from this country. Clare Bowen made her way to “Nashville” via Australia, with her first stop in Los Angeles. “I came over for pilot season from Australia and got this wonderful script and said, “Please, can I go in for Scarlett? I just love her,” said Bowen. Actor Sam Palladio started his audition process in England. “My casting process was a crazy one of sending myself taped auditions from London from a little flat. I’d never been to the states. They liked what I did. I sent them some things of me playing and singing my guitar,” said Palladio.

“Nashville” is shot on location in the country music capital. “I think we’re portraying it in a really good light, and I think you get the real dynamics of the heart and warmth of the people,” said Palladio. “You couldn’t capture that magic in L.A. on a sound stage. It really does need to be filmed there.” After last week’s debut, their duet went to No. 5 on the iTunes country chart.

Source: ABC News


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Clare Bowen Web is now on Tumblr!

We have a new tumblr page for the site. Join in on the fun!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 102

I added 3 photos from Behind the scenes of last night’s episode. Check them out below.

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Nashville Episode 2 – Screencaps

I added screencaps from episode 102: I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You). What a great episode that was! I love Scarlett/Gunnar but I also really like Scarlett/Avery, probably because I’m a huge Jonathan Jackson fan. haha. Anyhow, I also added screencaps of Clare promoting Daffodil Day back in 2010. I had them uploaded but never actually added them to the site. Enjoy.

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• 096 x Daffodil Day Campaign (Australia) – Screencaps

Scans & Social Media

I added a few new scans to the gallery that surfaced of Clare as well as a bunch of additions to the social media gallery. Clare and Sam are in the new issue of Nylon Magazine (Lea Michele cover) and I scanned that for you guys. Check em out below. 🙂

• 001 x Billboard Magazine
• 001 x You Magazine (South Africa)
• 011 x Twitter/Facebook/Instagram Photos
• 001 x Nylon Magazinewith Sam Palladio (Gunnar)!

Nashville: Sam Palladio Talks Hitting The Charts & What’s Next For Gunnar & Scarlett

In the hours after “Nashville” made its debut on ABC last Wednesday night, “If I Didn’t Know Better,” the dreamy Bluebird Cafe duet between doe-eyed waitress Scarlett and earnest bar staff worker Gunnar, had already become a real life chart hit.

It’s something Sam Palladio, the English actor and musician, who plays the country hopeful on the drama, wasn’t actually expecting.

“I think it was probably two hours after the premiere that a friend of mine – we were just having a celebratory drink – and she goes, ‘You know you’re at No. 30 on the iTunes country music chart with that song?’” Sam told AccessHollywood.com during a break from filming in the city. “[I said], ‘What are you talking about?’ I thought she was just joking.”

It was no joke at all. By Thursday morning, Sam’s duet with Australian actress and songbird Clare Bowen (Scarlett) leapt into the Top 20 on the all-genres iTunes chart and to No. 5 on the country chart — in both lists alongside cuts from another Bluebird Cafe discovery – Taylor Swift.

“It just hadn’t occurred to me — the power and the whole buzz that it suddenly created and of course, the byproduct of that was people downloading the track,” he said. “That just hadn’t come into my brain that [something like that] was gonna happen.”

Like the chart success, finding out he and co-star Clare (who Sam met for the first time not long after landing in Nashville to begin shooting the premiere) were a magical musical match was a surprise too.

“Our first meeting really was in the lobby of [a] hotel in Nashville right before we met [singer, songwriter and producer] Buddy Miller upstairs to sing through the song for the first time. Having never sung with Clare and [because the scene is] such an important thru-line for the piece – that was really daunting,” Sam explained. “It wasn’t until we sat in the room and Buddy sort of gritted his teeth – ‘cause it’s a tricky song — that we kind of both started singing and the harmonies crept in and [it was like], ‘Oh, wow, this is working. This is good!’ Something about the tone of our voices together just instantly worked, so we were both kind of looking at each other going, ‘Oh!’”

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Clare Bowen Web – Now Open!

Hello Clare fans! Welcome to Clare Bowen Web the newest and most up-to-date fansite on the uber talented and lovely singer and actress, Clare Bowen; who currently stars on ABC’s Nashville. Please look around, read about Clare, surf some photos, and be sure to bookmark us for your latest Clare fix! Got Twitter? Facebook? Be sure to follow us to get the latest news at your fingertips!

I’m so happy to finally have this site online and in making it, I’ve learned so much about Clare making me an even bigger fan; and I’m sure it’ll be the same for you. Enjoy!

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