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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, "Sideshow," co-written by songwriters Aaron Scherz and Brad Turi and performed by Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne. "Sideshow" is featured on the much anticipated soundtrack for the show, which is available today on iTunes and http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/.
"On the Record: Sideshow" goes behind the scenes with the song's co-writers, Aaron Scherz and Brad Turi. Interviews from CALLIE KHOURI (creator/executive producer), Dawn Soler (SVP of Music, ABC Studios) and Frankie Pine (music supervisor) reveal how some songs, when found, lend themselves so perfectly to the storytelling.
"'Sideshow' was one of those that came in the hundreds of thousands of songs that we heard," said Soler.
"I sent it over to the producers. They thought it would be great for Deacon," added Pine.
"In the pilot, he [Deacon] says, 'How come you never sang any of my songs?,' and she [Rayna] said, 'Cuz sometimes I just think they're all about me.' And they are, and this is one that is a perfect example," Khouri said.
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.
"Nashville" airs WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) with a new episode and new music.
Sponsored by Samsung, "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.