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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 "You're the Kind of Trouble" written by Shannon Wright, Adam Wright and Paul Kennerley, and performed by Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne. The song is available on iTunes and ABC.com/MusicLounge, and featured on tonight's episode of "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
This week's "On the Record" offers behind-the-scenes interviews with "Nashville's" creator/executive producer CALLIE KHOURI, acclaimed music producer Buddy Miller, showrunner Dee Johnson, songwriters Shannon and Adam Wright, and the song's performer Charles Esten as they discuss this week's featured song, "You're the Kind of Trouble."
"This is the kind of song you might never hear on Country radio, but it's a great song. And it's really fun to be able to have this big fat record player that we can play in people's homes once a week and then hope they like it," said Khouri.
"Deacon has been struggling musically, so there's a little bit of a gap between when we see him noodle around on the piano early on in the season and when he actually performs. When you really look at it, we haven't seen Deacon perform that much. And when he has performed it's all these sort of sad kind of heart break-y songs. We wanted a song that had a lot more fun and sass and not be about heartbreak. This song was the perfect fit," shared Johnson.
"Every song we have on the show, they all serve a function for the story about where we're going next, and this one serves the function of taking Deacon out of that dark place and makes you think he can do this thing," added Esten.
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 "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.