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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, "Gonna Get Even," written by Kacey Musgraves, Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin and performed by Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant. The song, which is also available now on iTunes and ABC.com/MusicLounge, is featured on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"On the Record: Gonna Get Even" goes behind the scenes with songwriter's Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin and the song's performer Aubrey Peeples, guest starring as Layla Grant. Interviews with Callie Khouri (creator/executive producer) and Dee Johnson (showrunner/executive producer) discuss casting a show with needs as specific as "Nashville's" and how guest star, Peeples was the perfect choice to play new comer Layla Grant.
"One of the most difficult things about casting this show is that we're asking for a lot. Not only do you have to act, but you have to sing and be comfortable performing," shared Johnson.
"We saw Aubrey early on -- I love her voice, she's absolutely great and different from anyone else in the cast," added Khouri.
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 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.
Big Machine Records is the leading independent Nashville-based record label home to superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts.