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ABC Music Lounge's "Nashville"-inspired docu-web series "On the Record" is live at www.abc.com/musiclounge with the original song "This Town," written by Jaida Dreyer, Cory Mayo and Andrew Rollins and performed by CLARE BOWEN as Scarlett O'Connor and Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne. The song is available on iTunes and ABC.com/MusicLounge and is featured in this week's episode of "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Nashville, Tennessee has been known as the world's Music City for over 100 years. In this week's "On the Record: This Town" acclaimed music producer Buddy Miller, songwriters Jaida Dreyer and Andrew Rollins, "Nashville's" creator/executive producer, CALLIE KHOURI, showrunner Dee Johnson, and the song's performer's CLARE BOWEN (Scarlett O'Connor) and Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), share their thoughts on the highs and lows of working in such an iconic town and the joy of Being surrounded by so much history and musical genius.
"We wanted to write something that talks about Nashville and how frustrating and rewarding Nashville can be," said Rollins.
"It's so much about what this show's about. It's about this town and how it can rocket you up or it can tear you on down. Sometimes the song is just perfect for the moment and this is just one of those times," shared Esten.
"It's an incredible town, but it can also be pretty tough to get your music heard above everything else," added Miller.
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, ERIC CLOSE as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, CLARE BOWEN as Scarlett O'Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.
"Nashville" is executive-produced by Dee Johnson ("Boss," "The Good Wife"), R.J. Cutler ("The September Issue," "The War Room," "A Perfect Candidate"), CALLIE KHOURI ("Thelma & Louise") and Steve Buchanan. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment, and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L,S parental guideline.
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 that includes "Body of Proof," "Castle," "Dancing with the Stars," "Grey's Anatomy," "Revenge" and "Once Upon a Time," among others. Visitors to the site can get access to exclusive weekly free downloads. 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.