Nashville’s Charles Esten to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut November 10

Actor Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s Nashville, will make his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday, November 10 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Original Nashville songs performed by or featuring Charles have been released on iTunes by ABC Studios and Big Machine Records, including “Undermine” featuring Hayden Panettiere, “Back Home” and “No [...] Read More

Big Machine Records Releases First Single from ABC’s Nashville

Big Machine Records has released “Telescope,” the first single from ABC’s Nashville, to country radio. Performed by Hayden Panettiere, who plays rising star Juliette Barnes on the show, “Telescope” features a driving melody and sassy lyrics. Nashville radio station WSIX gave the song its first spin last Tuesday. The track officially went to radio October [...] Read More

Eli Young Band’s Music Featured In Opening Scene of Nashville

ABC’s Nashville debuted Wednesday, October 10 and opened with Eli Young Band’s No. 1 hit “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Filmed entirely in Nashville, the show stars Hayden Panettiere as rising star Juliette Barnes and Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a superstar who’s spotlight is fading. Sights in the first episode of Nashville included [...] Read More

Big Machine Label Group to Release Music from ABC’s Nashville

ABC Studios and Big Machine Records have partnered to release and market music from ABC’s new series Nashville, reports MusicRow. Original music performed by cast members Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio, among others, will debut each week on iTunes and ABC’s music lounge. Songs from the show’s premiere episode [...] Read More

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Carolyn Dawn Johnson meets Taylor Swift, Hayden Panettiere celebrates a Pistol Annies’ birthday, Sara Evans’ mom instincts are in high gear, Eli Young Band presents Little Big Town with a No. 1 gift and Chuck Wicks and J.T. Hodges show what really happens during a songwriting session. [...] Read More