NASHVILLE Single 'Stronger Than Me' Now Available at ABC Music Lounge
ABC Music Lounge's "Nashville"-inspired docu-web series, "On the Record," is live at abc.com/musiclounge" with the original song "Stronger Than Me," co-written by songwriters Kate York and Sarah Buxton and performed by Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, with background vocals by Pam Tillis and Kate York.
"On the Record: Stronger Than Me" goes behind the scenes with songwriter Kate York and creator/executive producer Callie Khouri, as they share their thoughts on what the song means to them creatively and personally.
"This was one that I just felt was a perfect song for her to do. This is just a Rayna Jaymes song. She's going through quite a bit in her relationship with Deacon. There was something about the lyrics that I just believed; it would have come out in their conversation. She would have heard that phrase and known that was a song," shared Khouri.
"She [Connie Britton] texted me the other day, and she wanted my advice; she's like, 'I hope I do it justice.' You don't realize how much of an honor it is that you're doing this song," said Kate York.
"Nashville" airs tonight, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) with a new episode and new music.
The soundtrack for "Nashville," which is getting rave reviews from music critics nationwide, includes The Following tracks: "Buried Under," performed by Connie Britton; "If I Didn't Know Better," performed by Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen; "Undermine," performed by Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten; "Sideshow," performed by Charles Esten; "Wrong Song," performed by Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere; "No One Will Ever Love You," performed by Connie Britton and Charles Esten; "Twist of Barbwire," performed by Jonathan Jackson; "Love Like Mine," performed by Hayden Panettiere; "Telescope," performed by Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella; "When the Right One Comes Along," performed by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio; and "Telescope" (Radio Remix), performed by Hayden Panettiere.
T Bone Burnett serves as executive music producer for the series. All original music is released by ABC Studios, Lionsgate 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.