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ABC Music Lounge's "Nashville"-inspired docu-web series, "On the Record," is live at HYPERLINK www.abc.com/musiclounge with the original song, "Casino," co-written by songwriters Natalie Hemby and Morgane Hayes and performed by CLARE BOWEN as Scarlett O'Connor and Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott. The song is featured in this week's episode of "Nashville," TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, ?FEBRUARY 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"On the Record: Casino" goes behind the scenes with the song's performer's, CLARE BOWEN (Scarlett O'Connor) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott). In interviews, CALLIE KHOURI (creator/executive producer) and songwriter Natalie Hemby discuss how this particular song was rediscovered years after it was written, but was instantly relevant, and how producers were mindful to wait for the perfect opportunity for "Casino" to be included for the sake of the story telling.
"I have had to fight the urge to put it in before its time just because I want everybody to hear it. It's one of the best ones we've had," shared Khouri
"'Casino' has sort of a burning relevance for Scarlett and Gunnar in this episode," added Palladio.
"I think that's what's great about 'Nashville' -- these type of songs make it on the show and have a new life to them," said Hemby
"Nashville" airs tonight, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (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.