Anyone paying attention to the iTunes country charts these last few weeks would have noticed more than a smattering of songs from the ABC drama Nashville occupying the top 10, with one such single, Hayden Panettiere's "Telescope," making its way to Billboard's top 40 territory.
Now that the show has been picked up for a full season, it comes as no surprise that label partner Big Machine Records would take full advantage of the country music loving momentum and release the show's official soundtrack on Dec. 11.
Featuring music from cast members who perform in each episode, instant favorites by Connie Britton, who plays aging star Rayna Jaymes, Panettiere (Juliette Barnes), Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley), Clare Bowen (Scarlett O'Conor) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) are represented. Among them: the songs that have already sold more than 500,000 digital downloads to date, and several notable songwriters including Elvis Costello and Hillary Lindsey, who has penned hits for the likes of Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts.
See the full track listing below:
1. Buried Under (Performed by Connie Britton/ Written by Chris Destefano, Natalie Hemby
2. If I Didn’t Know Better (Performed by Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen / Written by Arum Rae, John Paul White)
3. Undermine (Performed by Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten / Written by Trent Dabbs, Kacey Musgraves)
4. Sideshow (Performed by Charles Esten / Written by Aaron Scherz, Brad Tursi)
5. Wrong Song (Performed by Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere / Written by Marv Green, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary)
6. No One Will Ever Love You (Performed by Connie Britton, Charles Esten / Written by Steve McEwan, John Paul White)
7. Twist Of Barbwire (Performed by Jonathan Jackson / Written by Elvis Costello)
8. Love Like Mine (Performed by Hayden Panettiere / Written by Kelly Archer, Emily Shackleton, Justin Weaver)
9. Telescope (Performed by Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella / Written by Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsay)
10. When The Right One Comes Along (Performed by Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio / Written by Georgia Middleman, Justin Davis, Sarah Zimmermann)
11. Telescope (Radio Mix) (Performed by Hayden Panettiere / Written by Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsay)
T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff and Michael Knox curate the original music both on the show and soundtrack.