AIRDATE OF MARCH 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) SET FOR
"NASHVILLE: ON THE RECORD 2," ONE HOUR MUSIC SPECIAL FEATURING
PERFORMANCES BY THE CAST, SPECIAL SUPERSTAR GUEST REBA
AND ACCLAIMED SINGER/SONGWRITER DEANA CARTER
The much-anticipated "Nashville: On the Record 2" special will air WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage. The featured cast scheduled to appear includes Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Aubrey Peeples. Superstar guest Reba will make an appearance at the special taping to perform her first single on Nash Icon Records, "Going Out Like That," which took the #1 spot on iTunes Country Top Songs in the US and Canada upon release. Deana Carter is also on the star-studded roster, singing a duet she co-wrote with Charles Esten for "Nashville," entitled, "I Know How to Love You Now."
All original music is released by ABC Studios, Lionsgate and ABC Music Lounge in association with Big Machine Records.
ABC Digital Media Studio's "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, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.
"Nashville" is executive-produced by Dee Johnson, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan. Buddy Miller is Executive Music Producer and Frankie Pine is Music Supervisor. 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.
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. The imprint is under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella, which also includes The Valory Music Co.; Republic Nashville; Dot Records and Nash Icon Records, a joint venture with Cumulus.
For more information about "Nashville" visit ABC.com/Nashville