[10/23/12 - 10:38 AM]
ABC's Music Lounge Is Live with a New Installment of "Nashville"-Inspired Docu-Web Series "On the Record"
Written by Hillary Lindsey and Cary Barlowe and performed by show star Hayden Panettiere, "Telescope" is featured in this week's episode.

[via press release from ABC]


Connie Britton (Rayna) and Charles Esten's (Deacon) Song, "No One Will Ever Love You," Now Available on iTunes and ABCMusicLounge!

The third installment of ABC Music Lounge's "Nashville"-inspired docu-web series, "On the Record," is live at www.abc.com/musiclounge with new original song "Telescope" from Big Machine Records. Written by Hillary Lindsey and Cary Barlowe and performed by show star Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes) -- and separately by the Stella Sisters (Maddie and Daphne Conrad) -- the song is featured in this week's episode of "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

During the show the song will be played twice, once during the making of a Juliette Barnes music video, and again by Maddie and DaphneConrad during a recital attended by their mother, Rayna James, played by Connie Britton. With interviews from Panettiere, Callie Khouri (creator/executive producer), R.J. Cutler (director/executive producer) and the songwriters, "On the Record" will uncover how "Telescope" was written and what it means for the characters. There will also be an exclusive acoustic performance of the song by Lindsey and Barlowe.

"It's just one of those feel good, very-right-for-her-audience, spunky, sassy songs," says Panettiere in the video. "When they first said dancing, I thought, 'Oh no'... But then I got out and I got to do it and I didn't mess up. I was stoked, and it just got better and better."

According to Khouri, "We wanted to find a way of constantly having this music that Rayna is not really that into in her face and showing her that there's value to it."

"Nashville's" new original songs being released this week include "Telescope" (Stella Sisters version) and "Fade Into You," written by Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnally, Matt Jenkins and performed by Clare Bowen (Scarlett) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar). In addition, if you've been waiting for Connie Britton (Rayna) and Charles Esten's (Deacon) song "No One Will Ever Love You," written by Steve Mcwean and John Paul, they're all now available online for download on iTunes and http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/.

T Bone Burnett serves as executive music producer for the series. All original music is released by ABC Studios and ABC Music Lounge in association with Big Machine Records.

"On the Record" is a documentary web series that follows the life of original songs performed on "Nashville" written by singer/songwriters in the music scene, from the songs' inception to on-air premiere. The series offers an intimate look into the songwriting process, from guitar demo to music video and all the steps in between.

"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt.

"Nashville" is executive produced by Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri who is also creator and Steve Buchanan. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Gaylord Entertainment.

ABC Music Lounge, which launched in May 2009 on ABC.com, provides users with an interactive online music experience that is uniquely ABC. Reflective of the network's commitment to using digital platforms to deepen its relationship with viewers, the ABC Music Lounge showcases everything about the music and artists featured on ABC's popular primetime schedule, offering a deep catalog of music-related content. The site features a 24-hour streaming radio station programmed with music featured on such ABC series as "Body of Proof," "Castle," "Dancing with the Stars," "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Revenge" and "Once Upon a Time," among others. Visitors to the site can get access to exclusive weekly free downloads and get a glimpse of ABC's music future, as the radio station also showcases new music picked by series producers, music supervisors and others involved in the music selection process for shows that have previously seen great success. In addition to a streaming radio station, ABC Music Lounge is home to music videos, exclusive performance footage, photos and behind-the-scenes interviews with artists, series producers and music supervisors.

Big Machine Records is the leading independent Nashville-based record label home to superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts.

ABC Music Lounge: http://abc.go.com/music-lounge.

  [october 2012]  


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