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Showing posts with label Charles Esten. Show all posts

"Christmas with Nashville" Digital Release Scheduled for November 4

The drama on ABC’s Nashville may be blazing hot but Big Machine Records is predicting a change in the temperature on November 4 with the digital release of "Christmas with Nashville." No strangers to the recording studio, the all-star cast who sings on the TV show each week, lent their voices to this special collection of their favorite holiday carols and a few original tunes.

Following a cameo on Nashville last season, Jay DeMarcus was tapped as producer for the project, again joining forces with the talented actors. The Rascal Flatts’ bassist, who also produced much of the supergroup's "Rewind" album, told Rolling Stone Country, “it's refreshing to know that [the actors] representing us on the show are authentic.” The outlet also exclusively revealed the track listing.

TRACK LISTING
1. “Santa Baby”
Clare Bowen | Written by Joan Javits, Tony Springer, Phil Springer
2. “Blue Christmas”
Charles Esten featuring Vince Gill | Written by Billy Hayes, Jay Johnson
3. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Jonathan Jackson | Written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector

'Nashville' Season 2 Finale Preview: Rayna Finds Herself at an Emotional Crossroads

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The sophomore season of Nashville concludes with the season finale ("On The Other Hand") on Wednesday, May 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

As Will Lexington's album climbs the chart with the help of Jeff Fordham's deep pockets, Rayna enlists Teddy's help to plan a huge, free concert at LP Field to draw attention to her Highway 65 debut. She will perform with Luke Wheeler and duet with Juliette before thousands of fans. Zoey, Avery and Gunnar rock out at a benefit for Deacon's favorite charity, Sober House, and Avery plans to serenade Juliette with a song he wrote for her. But when he attempts to sing it, he doesn't understand why she is not present. And Scarlett makes a decision about her future in Music City.

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'Nashville' Preview: Rayna Rallies Some Very Important Friends to Join Her in a Visit to Fort Campbell

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The sophomore season of Nashville continues with a new episode ("All or Nothing with Me") on Wednesday May 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler guest star.

Rayna organizes a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out Luke has been injured in Afghanistan, forcing him to cut his tour short. Deacon and Maddie are brought closer together as they chart a new course for their future. Teddy is beginning to feel like his family is slipping further and further away from him. Juliette is racked with guilt knowing that her back is against the wall after Jeff threatens to go to Avery with the truth. Gunnar is feeling pressure to reveal a secret about Juliette to Avery until Zoey urges him that his professional and private life should be kept separate. And Will and Layla begin shooting their new reality series.

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'Nashville' Preview: Juliette Is Being Blamed For Scarlett's Breakdown and Rayna is Forced To Make a Difficult Decision

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The sophomore season of Nashville continues with a new episode ("Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad") on Wednesday April 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Scarlett's breakdown is driving everyone to point fingers at who might be responsible for her condition. Deacon is blaming Rayna for pushing her too fast, Rayna is blaming Juliette and for forcing her on stage and Beverly thinks Rayna is only interested in seeing her label succeed. It always feels like everyone has an axe to grind with Juliette so she turns to Avery, only to find him preoccupied with Scarlett. During her moment of weakness, she is driven right into the hands of her nemesis. Meanwhile, Layla tries to convince Will to join her in a reality show.

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NASHVILLE Preview: Rayna's Daughter Meets Luke's Teenage Son, Juliette Finds a Way To Knock Scarlett Down a Peg, and Will & Layla Make an Announcement

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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues with a new episode ("Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down") on Wednesday March 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rayna plays a mini-set on Luke's tour, and her girls meet his son, Colt (Keann Johnson), a moody teenager who has a big social media following. Juliette's growing jealous of Avery's connection to Scarlett and takes it out on her while they tour together to help raise awareness of Highway 65. Will and Layla make a plan that Gunnar refuses to support, and Teddy forbids Maddie from attending Deacon's latest concert.

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NASHVILLE "Guilty Street" Preview, Charlotte Ross Guest Stars

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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues with a new episode ("Guilty Street") on Wednesday March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

After performing her manifesto song at her Opry induction, major pop labels are vying to sign Juliette, overwhelming Avery, who can barely afford to take her to dinner. Rayna has major money troubles of her own, since Tandy's been bouncing checks around town for Highway 65, affecting Rayna's ability to sign new artists. Deacon finds that life on the road is filled with temptation when he runs into an old friend, Ruth Bennett (Charlotte Ross), at an AA meeting, and Scarlett becomes more enmeshed with Liam.

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NASHVILLE "They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore" Preview: A Major Producer Wants To Make Juliette A Superstar

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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues with a new episode ("They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore") on Wednesday February 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Juliette’s new song, "Don't Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet," catches the ear of a high-powered, hit-making producer, Howie V (Michael Chernus, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK). He wants to make her a superstar and brings her to Los Angeles to record, but marginalizes Glenn in the process. Meanwhile, Rayna takes charge with stoicism in the aftermath of recent events, and Scarlett feels lost and alone but finds Liam to be a receptive confidant.

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NASHVILLE "It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right" Preview; Watch the New Episode of ON THE RECORD

Connie Britton and Will Chase.  Photo Credit: ABC
The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues with a new episode ("It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right") on Wednesday January 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Jeff is expecting Juliette to formally apologize for her behavior during her Grand Ole Opry ceremony, but at the last minute she has a change of heart and decides to standby the choices she’s made.

Luke introduces Rayna to a power player that could help her get her distribution deal off the ground, and then surprises her with a NASCAR that is wrapped in Rayna Jaymes graphics.

NASHVILLE "Tomorrow Never Comes" Sneak Peek

Rayna (Connie Britton) and Jeff (Oliver Hudson).
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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues with a new episode ("Tomorrow Never Comes") on Wednesday, December 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Juliette is the main act at Teddy's first annual Music City Festival, but the blowback by the fans and press over the Wentworths throws her for a loop and drags down the event. She demands that Glenn find out who leaked career-killing gossip to the tabloids so she can get ahead of the bad press by calling them out.

Rayna is determined to buy herself out of her Edgehill contract once and for all, even though Tandy and Luke counsel otherwise. Should she risk all her assets on Highway 65?

NASHVILLE "I’m Tired of Pretending" Sneak Peek

Chris Carmack as Will Lexington. Photo Credit: ABC/Mark Levine
The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, December 4th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "I’m Tired of Pretending," Maddie wants to spend more time with Deacon and Teddy begins to feel like he’s being replaced. Rayna is struggling to strike the right balance with the two dads and their fatherhood responsibilities.

Meanwhile, Lamar makes a plea to Rayna to secure Tandy’s support as a character witness.

NEWS: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS Canceled; NASHVILLE's Charles Esten Faces $1M Question; TV’s Problematic Portrayal of Aging

NASHVILLE star faces $1 million question
Charles Esten (Deacon) will appear as a contestant on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE with new host Cedric The Entertainer on Wednesday and Thursday. He's playing to see how much he can win for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And the syndicated show reveals he's going to be the first celebrity player ever to make it all the way to the $1 million question on the daytime version of the game show.

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS Canceled by USA
“We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages,” the network said in a statement. “We want to thank Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.”

TV’s Problematic Portrayal of Aging
On television these days, if a character is yacking about flatulence, making randy remarks to a member of the opposite sex or being baffled by simple things, that character is likely to have some gray hair. Somehow, it seems, the TV gods have decided that characters old enough to have adult children need to be vulgar, inappropriate or moronic. Or all three.

NASHVILLE "Hanky Panky Woman" Sneak Peek

Connie Britton as Rayna and Will Chase as Luke Wheeler.
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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, November 20th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "Hanky Panky Woman," Rayna joins Scarlett on the road for her first tour date with Luke Wheeler (Will Chase, SMASH) and is blindsided when Deacon confronts her about putting too much pressure on Scarlett too soon.

Jeff goes to war against Rayna on control of the album she produced with Liam, and Juliette makes a decision about Charlie Wentworth.

NASHVILLE "She's Got You" Sneak Peek

Chris Carmack as Will Lexington. Photo Credit: ABC/Mark Levine
The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, November 13th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "She's Got You," as Teddy's wedding day nears, Maddie feels lost and tells Rayna she wants to get to know Deacon better, forcing Rayna to confront Deacon about stepping up to co-parent. Luke Wheeler (Will Chase, SMASH) commiserates with Rayna about the challenges of exes and parenting.

While on tour in Texas, Juliette angers a lecherous but very influential radio DJ who starts promoting Layla at Juliette's expense.

Connie Britton, Lucy Hale, Charles Esten Added as CMA Awards Presenters; Lennon & Maisy Stella Will Perform

NASHVILLE's Charles Esten and Connie Britton. Photo Credit: ABC
CMA Awards nominee Lee Brice, actress Connie Britton (NASHVILLE), CMA Awards nominee Kelly Clarkson, Country Music singer Sheryl Crow, CMA Awards nominee Brett Eldredge, CMA Awards nominee Eli Young Band, actor Charles Esten (NASHVILLE), actress and singer Lucy Hale (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS), CMA Awards nominee Kip Moore, Country Music star Jake Owen, Country Music Star Kellie Pickler, and television personalities Willie & Korie Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson (DUCK DYNASTY) are scheduled to present trophies during "Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)."

Sneak Peek: NASHVILLE ("It Must Be You")

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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, October 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "It Must Be You," Rayna sets the record straight on all things personal and professional in a candid interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts (as herself). Determined to be her own boss, Rayna attends the Belle Meade Polo Match to seek out investors for her own label, Highway 65, but is surprised by the reaction from Nashville's elite.

Sneak Peek: NASHVILLE ("Don't Open That Door")

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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, October 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "Don't Open That Door," in advance of a benefit concert starring all of Edgehill's best acts, label head Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson) demands that his new artists sell themselves as hot, sexy personas - which is a major struggle for Scarlett, and Layla knows it.

Since Rayna is unsure about her future as a singer, she plots to buy out Edgehill's rights to her music, and Gunnar and Avery decide to record new songs with Zoey, Scarlett's best friend.

NASHVILLE "You're No Angel Yourself" Preview

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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, October 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "You're No Angel Yourself," Rayna leaves Juliette in a lurch when she decides she needs to cancel the remainder of the tour.

Teddy proposes to Peggy and asks her to be discreet around the girls, but when Maddie sees her grandmother's ring hanging from Peggy's neck, the charade is up. She is confused and hurt and finds herself turning to an unlikely friend.

NASHVILLE "I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now" Preview

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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, October 9th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now," Rayna's divorce from Teddy is final as each embarks on a new path that brings them back to some familiar territory. Liam returns to help Rayna complete her album, and Peggy engages in a plan to win Teddy back.

Juliette takes a high-paying private gig at a billionaire couple's anniversary party, but she soon discovers her host is interested in more than just her musical abilities.

NASHVILLE "Never No More" Preview

Chris Carmack, Clare Bowen David Alford and Connie Britton.
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The sophomore season of NASHVILLE continues on Wednesday, October 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In "Never No More," Edgehill has appointed a new chief, Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson). He's powerful, sexy and on a mission to place the label back on top. That means it's time to reveal his vision for the future. The question is -- who will be part of it?

Rayna has returned from her hiatus and the plan includes her own label, with Will and Scarlett attached. Though Jeff seems supportive, he has a different agenda.

NASHVILLE's Brilliant Season 2 Premiere Was Its Most Watched Episode Since Last October

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ABC's NASHVILLE returned on Wednesday night to solid ratings. The episode was down from its first season premiere but up over its May finale by double digits in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%). The show earned its most-watched telecast since October 17, 2012 and its highest young adult number since January 16, 2013.

The writing of the premiere was superb with Juliette in full diva mode at first, jealous of the attention a comatose Rayna was getting before she decided to take advantage of the situation at her concert and outside the hospital. By the end of the hour, Juliette had befriend Maddie and offered to pay Deacon's bail which demonstrated a vulnerable side (thanks to another wonderful performance by Hayden Panettiere) that makes her one of the most complex characters on TV.