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‘Nashville’ Stars Croon Through ‘Ring of Fire’ and ‘Changing Ground’

Country music scored some new primetime cache in October, when the ABC drama Nashville debuted to almost nine million viewers. The series follows the romantic lives, career struggles and rivalry between two drastically different singers: Rayna James (played by Connie Britton), the well-established but currently foundering “Queen of Country,” and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the young country-pop crossover star du jour. The soundtrack to the first season is set for release on December 11th and features performances by both actresses and other series regulars, as well as production by T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff and Michael Knox. A deluxe version of the soundtrack is also set for release at Target.

Now, you can hear four tracks from the extended release, including Britton’s twangy take on “Changing Ground” and an acoustic version of Panettiere’s saccharine ballad “Undermine.” Clare Bowen, who plays the songwriter Scarlett O’Connor, also delivers a particularly deft bluegrass rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” and Sam Palladio, who plays the aspiring musician Gunnar Scott, wails over arch guitar on “I’ll Be There.” You can listen to these songs here

Source: Rolling Stone

USA Weekend: “Who’s Hot in Hollywood?”

Australian actress Clare Bowen, 23, landed the role of Scarlett O’Connor, a Mississippi Delta waitress turned singer/songwriter, on the ABC drama Nashville. The Southern accent she sports is advertently because of her dad, who brought home such movie fare as Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes. “For me, two things physically shape my characters: the way I move my mouth and the shoes I wear. Scarlett wears very old men’s Frye boots, which are kind of clunky and ground her.”

Source: USA Weekend

Nashville Gets a Full Season!

FOX has announced that it will be giving Nashville a full season. woohoo!! Keep on watching and share the love with friends and family.

ABC has given the vote of confidence to freshman drama Nashville and expressed optimism in Friday comedies Last Man Standing and Malibu Country.

The network has given a back-nine order to the country music drama from Oscar winner Callie Khouri and picked up three additional scripts for both Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing and Reba McEntire rookie Malibu Country. Leading into the fall season, the critically acclaimed Nashville received an aggressive marketing campaign ahead of its Oct. 10 premiere. Opening in Revenge’s former time slot on Wednesdays at 10 p.m., the series scored a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.93 million viewers, falling below industry expectatios for the well-reviewed series.

It easily bested its time slot competition — NCIS and Chicago Fire — in the key demo, but lost a significant chunk of its haul (half a point) in its second half hour. Thus far this season, the Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere drama from Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios is averaging 6 million total viewers and 2.12 rating among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

“A Burning Thing” & “The Red Valentine” Premiere

Both of Clare’s short films A Burning Thing and The Red Valentine will be premiering this month in St. Louis and in Chattanooga. Check out the information below. I wish I lived closer to these locations so I could go see them. If you go share with us your thoughts!

What? A Burning Thing
When? Fri, Nov 16th at 4:30pm
Where? St. Louis International Film Festival – Plaza Frontenac Cinema

What? The Red Valentine
When? Wed, Nov 14th at 9:15pm
Where? Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre

For more information about these short films go here.

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