ABC'S MUSIC LOUNGE IS LIVE WITH A NEW INSTALLMENT OF
"NASHVILLE"-INSPIRED DOCU-WEB SERIES, "ON THE RECORD," FEATURING THE
ORIGINAL SONG "UNDERMINE" PERFORMED BY HAYDEN PANETTIERE AND CHARLES
Renowned Singer Songwriter Elvis Costello's Original Song,
"Twist of Barbwire," Is Now Available for Download!
The second installment of ABC Music Lounge's "Nashville"-inspired
docu-web series, "On the Record," is live at www.abc.com/musiclounge
with the new original song "Undermine," written by Trent Dabbs and Kacey
Musgraves and performed by show stars Hayden Panettiere as Juliette
Barnes and Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne. The song is a passion
project for Panettiere's character and appears multiple times in this
week's episode of "Nashville," which airs WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
(10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
With interviews from Panettiere, Esten, Grammy Award-winning T
Bone Burnett (executive music producer), Callie Khouri
(creator/executive producer), R.J. Cutler (director/executive producer)
and the songwriters, "On the Record" will uncover how "Undermine" was
written, what it means for the characters, and how it took on a new life
in the editing room. There will also be an exclusive acoustic
performance of the song by Dabbs and Musgraves.
"This is by far one of my favorite songs, if not my favorite,"
said Panettiere. "It's the first time you really see her (Juliette)
talent and the heart behind her."
"'Undermine' is another that's just gorgeous," said Esten. "You
hear it and at first you're blown away, and then you think, 'oh man, I
hope can live up to this song.'"
"Undermine," along with Elvis Costello's "Twist of Barbwire,"
performed by Jonathan Jackson as Avery, and "Telescope," written by
Hillary Lindsey and Cary Barlowe, performed by Hayden Panettiere as
Juliette, are now available for download on iTunes and
http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/. "If I Didn't Know Better," written by
John Paul White and Arum Rae, has quickly raced up the iTunes charts,
breaking the top 5 on the Country Chart, after it was featured in last
week's premiere of "Nashville."
T Bone Burnett serves as executive music producer for the series. All
original music is released by ABC Studios 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.
Big Machine Records is the leading independent Nashville-based
record label home to superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and
ABC Music Lounge: http://abc.go.com/music-lounge.