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[02/04/14 - 10:47 AM]
ABC's Music Lounge Is Live with a New Installment of the "Nashville"-Inspired Docu-Web Series, "On the Record," Featuring the Original Song "This Time," Performed by Connie Britton and Charles Esten
The song is available on iTunes and ABC.com/MusicLounge and featured on this week's all-new episode of "Nashville," airing Wednesday, February 5.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC'S MUSIC LOUNGE IS LIVE WITH A NEW INSTALLMENT OF THE "NASHVILLE"-INSPIRED DOCU-WEB SERIES, "ON THE RECORD," FEATURING THE ORIGINAL SONG "THIS TIME," PERFORMED BY CONNIE BRITTON AND CHARLES ESTEN

This Week's Featured Song "This Time" and "The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 1" Available on iTunes and ABC Music Lounge ABC Music Lounge's "Nashville"-inspired docu-web series, "On the Record," is live at www.abc.com/musiclounge with the original song "This Time" written by Jeffrey Steele and Allison Moorer and performed by Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes and Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne. The song is available on iTunes and ABC.com/MusicLounge and featured on this week's all-new episode of "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Embeddable Clips Available: http://abc.go.com/site/music-lounge/nashville-on-the-record

"On the Record" goes behind the scenes with "Nashville's" music supervisor Frankie Pine, songwriter Jeffrey Steele and the song's performer Charles Esten as they discuss this week's featured song, "This Time." During this week's webisode, fans get a sneak peak as artists and longtime friends, Jeffrey Steele and Charles Esten discuss their history as friends, collaborators and most recently, Esten's opportunity to cover one of Steele's songs in this week's episode of "Nashville."

"I write a lot of songs with Chip, too. Chip is at my studio a lot and we write a lot together," said Steele.

"I've been writing music for a long time, all the way back to high school and college, all the time I've been an actor I've kept up with song writing. I was driving around LA and I heard on the radio station about this guy Jeffrey Steele that was performing that night in Hollywood at a small club. I was blown away by his talent, by his songwriting. He is the essence to me of a Nashville songwriter," shared Esten.

"The moment Buddy and I heard it we immediately loved it. It's one of those songs that you put on your favorite list and wait for the right story to come along. When we came across the scene with Rayna and Deacon writing the song I kind of thought, this is the song that's gonna give them hope, maybe they'll connect and get back together," said Pine.

"I get to be the guy that performs that [song] with Connie Britton and more than that I get to pretend I wrote it!" added Esten.

"Nashville" airs WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (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,L 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.

ABC Music Lounge: http://abc.go.com/music-lounge.

Embeddable Clips Available: http://abc.go.com/site/music-lounge/nashville-on-the-record





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