Clare Bowen Featured on New Installment of ABC's Music Lounge ON THE RECORD

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Clare Bowen Featured on New Installment of ABC's Music Lounge ON THE RECORD

ABC Music Lounge's "Nashville"-inspired docu-web series, "On the Record," is live at www.abc.com/musiclounge with the original song "Black Roses" written by Lucy Schwartz and performed by Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor. The song is available on iTunes and ABC.com/MusicLounge and featured on this week's all-new episode of "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.



"On the Record" goes behind the scenes with "Nashville's" music supervisor Frankie Pine, Dawn Soler (SVP of Music, ABC Studios), songwriter Lucy Schwartz and the song's performer Clare Bowen as they discuss this week's featured song, "Black Roses." In interviews fans learn that this week's song choice, "Black Roses," was written specifically to help tell the story of Scarlett's past and offer a glimpse into her personal relationships.



"'Black Roses' is different for us and it's hopefully the start of a new thing that we'll be doing because the song was created specifically for the show," said Soler.



"We wanted to find a really deep story to explain Scarlett's poetry and where these words that are hidden deep down inside -- where they come from," shared Pine. "Lucy is a songwriter that is here in Los Angeles. She wanted to write some songs specifically for the show. She wrote us three or four songs and "Black Roses" immediately jumped out at me."



"It was something so different - nothing like anything I'd heard on the show before and it had so much pain in it and such accusation," added Bowen. "She tries to be what people want her to be to make them happy to keep the peace. This is really exploring Scarlett's past and why she is the way she is."



"Nashville" airs WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) with a new episode and new music.



The latest soundtrack from Big Machine Records, ABC Studios and Lionsgate, "THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SEASON 2, VOLUME 1" is now available and includes the following tracks:



"What If I Was Willing," performed by Chris Carmack; "Can't Get It Right," performed by Sam Palladio; "A Life That's Good," performed by Lennon & Maisy; "Ball And Chain," performed by Connie Britton; "This Town," performed by Clare Bowen and Charles Esten; "Trouble Is," performed by Hayden Panettiere; "Playin' Tricks," performed by Charles Esten; Why Can't I Say Goodnight," performed by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio; "Tell Me," performed by Aubrey Peeples; "Wayfaring Stranger (A Cappella Version)," performed by Chaley Rose; "Share With You," performed by performed by Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella; "How You Learn To Live Alone," performed by Jonathan Jackson; and "Can't Say No To You," performed by Hayden Panettiere and Chris Carmack.



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.




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