Nashville Episode Scripts

N/A - On The Record (2)

1 It's time for the concert event you've all been waiting for.
The stars of "Nashville" take the stage with superstar guest Reba for an unforgettable night of music and exclusive behind-the-scenes magic.
"Nashville: On The Record" starts now.
[Radio frequencies modulating] Man: It's Mike and Jamie on the Big 103.
It's the hottest ticket in town.
They're back and better than ever, the cast of "Nashville" tonight at the Grand Ole Opry House, and this time they've got a megastar guest performing with them Reba.
Anybody that's anybody is gonna be there.
Tickets sold out in 45 minutes, but if you're caller 10, we've got you covered.
[Instruments tuning] Excited it's gonna be a fun night.
[Indistinct conversations] [Cheers and applause] Man: Let's go.
Let's go.
Good show, everyone.
Won't you borrow my heart? Take it, love, as long as you need - Won't you borrow my heart? - And don't you ever give it back to me Don't you ever give it back to me Well, it served me well But it's better in your arms Since the day I fell I'd never give it all Oh, my, my Oh, my, my With every beat inside of my chest it's all for you you've made me a mess No more me No more I Only we We're gonna be Won't you borrow my heart? Take it, love, as long as you need Won't you borrow my heart? And don't you ever give it back to me Don't you ever give it back to me Hold it tight I know you'll keep it safe Hold it close Make sure it don't break Oh, no, make sure it don't Oh, no, make sure it don't I've never felt the way I do right now Honey, you have cast in your spell No more me No more I Only we We're gonna be Won't you borrow my heart? Take it, love, as long as you need Won't you borrow my heart? And don't you ever give it back to me Don't you ever give it back to me [guitar solo] No more me No more I Only we We're gonna be Won't you borrow my heart? Take it, love, as long as you need Borrow my heart And don't you ever give it back to me Won't you borrow my heart? Take it, love, as long as you need Won't you borrow my heart? And don't you ever give it back to me Don't you ever give it back to me [song ends] [Cheers and applause] Thank you, Nashville.
Thank you very much.
Thank you.
The show has-has provided incredible opportunities.
We're able to be recognized as musicians.
The first time I was on at the Ryman or the Grand Ole Opry, I know why I'm there.
It's because I get to play Deacon.
What you do after that point, that's what you can bring to it.
We've had a lot of wonderful doors open for us because we're part of a show that holds the integrity of the city in its heart.
Palladio: I'm writing in my downtime.
I'm working on a record.
I'm doing pretty much what Gunnar does on a daily basis.
Bowen: I'm a bit like Scarlett.
I'd always written poetry, and I'd written songs, but I was never brave enough to show anybody.
Jackson: It's kind of surreal sometimes.
It feels like reality and art are crisscrossing.
To be a part of the acting world and have it be incorporating music, as well, is just like a complete dream.
Coming here to Nashville has changed my whole life.
It's a great place to be living in, and it's a great show to be inspired by.
[Cheers and applause] I was sitting right there with a big smile on my face.
Palladio: Thank you for the beautiful lyrics and melodies.
Thanks, buddy.
- We're gonna try and do them justice.
- I'm excited.
Announcer: Give it up one more time for Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio.
[Cheers and applause] If you were the ocean And I was the sun If the day made me heavy And gravity won If I was the red And you were the blue I could just fade into you If you were a window And I was the rain I'd pour myself out And wash off your pain I'd fall like a tear So your light could shine through Then I'd just fade into you In your heart, in your head In your arms, in your bed Under your skin Till there's no way to know where you end And where I begin If I was a shadow And you were a street The cobblestone midnight Is where we first meet Till the lights flickered out We dance with the moon Then I'd just fade into you In your heart, in your head In your arms, in your bed Under your skin Till there's no way to know where you end And where I begin I wanna melt in I wanna soak through I only wanna move when you move I wanna breathe out when you breathe in Then I wanna fade into you If I was just ashes And you were the ground And under your willow They laid me down There'll be no trace That one was once two After I fade into you Oooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh Then I just fade into you Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh Then I just fade into you Then I just fade into you Then I just fade into you [song ends] [Cheers and applause] Thank you, Nashville.
Thank you.
When we return, more behind-the-scenes action, and Jonathan Jackson takes the stage for a breathtaking performance you won't want to miss.
It's all right here with "Nashville: On The Record.
" Performing at the Grand Ole Opry House is, uh Oh.
Hmm.
It's such an honor.
There's so much history, and you can feel it when you're just walking down the halls.
Maisy: It's inspiring.
It feels so welcoming 'cause it's just, like, all the dressing rooms, the doors are always open.
Bowen: You walk out on the boards, and you see the Ryman Circle Esten: That they carved out of the stage at the Ryman Auditorium Carmack: Where everyone who has ever performed on the Grand Ole Opry has stood.
It's hallowed ground.
It gives me chills as I'm thinking about it right now.
Getting to be a part of something that's so much bigger than yourself.
To grace the stage with so many incredible people.
Uh, I'm out of adjectives.
I still can't believe I'm here.
It's just, um [Chuckles] First you fall And then you fly And you believe that you belong up in the sky - Flap your arms - As you run Every revolution brings you closer to the sun You fall asleep in motion In unchartered hemispheres And you wake up with the stars Falling down around your ears And when they hit the ground They're nothing but stones That's how you learn to live alone That's how you learn to live alone Bit by bit You slip away You lose yourself in pieces In the things that you don't say You're not here But you're still there The sun goes up The sun goes down But you're not sure you care You live inside the false Till you don't recognize the truth People send you pictures And you can't believe it's you And it's been years Since your house has felt like home That's how you learn to live alone That's how you learn to live alone Ooooooh Ooooooh-ooooooh Ooooooooooooooooh It don't feel right It's not wrong It's just hard to start again this far along Brick by brick The letting go As you walk away from everything you know You release resistance And you lean into the wind Till the roof begins to crumble And the rain comes pourin' in And you sit there in the rubble Until the rubble feels like home That's how you learn to live alone That's how you learn to live alone [Cheers and applause] Thank you.
Here we go.
Man: Here we go, guys, getting ready to introduce you.
Announcer: Chris Carmack and Aubrey Peeples.
[Cheers and applause] If I could, well, I would go back in time Yeah, baby Back before he left you high and dry And maybe I could show you a thing or two About what good love - is supposed to do - He left you scared to love again But where you're at ain't where you've been Let me dry your eyes And heal the hurt inside If you're willing to, baby Got a pocket full of promise Got it if you want it Got a whole lot more to give If your heart can handle it I've been broke, I've been used Can't take another go-round, honey It's gonna take a little time You know the right kind of lovin' But if you ain't in any kind of hurry Then, baby, that's the least of my worries Now I've gone and laid it all out there If I'm gonna start Guess I gotta start somewhere You can dry my eyes And heal the hurt inside If you're willing to, baby Got a pocket full of promise Got it if you want it Got a whole lot more to give If your heart can handle it We've got all the pieces All the things we need to put it back together again And I'm in If you're in Well, I'm in Let me dry your eyes And heal the hurt inside If you're willing to, baby Got a pocket full of promise Got it if you want it Got a whole lot more to give If your heart If your heart If your heart can handle it If your heart can handle it My heart can handle it [Cheers and applause] [Indistinct conversations] When we come back, a look at the making of "Nashville.
" And Charles Esten makes his songwriting debut, performing with Deana Carter.
Stick around for more "Nashville: On The Record.
" They don't call Nashville Music City for nothing.
This town is filled with the most incredible songwriters.
It's like nothing I've ever seen anywhere else except for here.
It still blows me away when I'm driving down music row to think that virtually every room on those couple blocks are filled with songwriters making what might be the greatest song you ever heard.
From the first verse to the chorus.
Our music team is headed up by Frankie Pine and Buddy Miller, and between the two of them, they listen to more songs than I could possibly imagine.
Buddy and I had narrowed them down, and then buddy But they're looking for that song that fits perfectly the character, the story, the scene.
And when they find that, they know.
Peeples: Callie Khouri, our creator, and Dee Johnson, our showrunner, work with our whole writer team, and the song and the scenes really feed off each other.
It is really driven lyrically by what Luke is experiencing.
Jackson: They do an amazing job finding those moments to put in these beautiful songs.
I think we want to grab that that penultimate chord.
Palladio: Buddy will then call on his many incredibly talented musician friends, and they'll come up with these great arrangements.
Jackson: Not only are we focusing on recording the song, but we also have to think about the emotional reality of the character when we actually shoot the scene.
Man: Okay, here we go.
Are we ready to cue them? - On your mark.
- [Cheers and applause] Esten: And that's when you find that there couldn't have been a written word that said this emotion better than this written song.
[Cheers and applause] [Indistinct conversations] Can't play without them.
You know, one of the great joys about living in this town is the people that you get to meet, and sometimes, if you're very lucky, even write with.
Look who I got with me right here.
Ladies and gentlemen, Deana Carter.
- [Cheers and applause] - Aww, thank you.
Thank you.
My broken promises broke your heart Time and time again I let everything fall apart I was such a fool back then But you loved me once, I know So many sorries ago So here I am And I just pray That you will listen long enough To hear me when I say This brand-new man Won't let you down If you let me show you I know how to love you now There was a time when I held your hand I would have died to keep you safe That's why it kills me that I'm the man Who put those tears on your face I don't blame you for moving on And maybe all of my chances are gone But here I am And I just pray That you will listen long enough To hear me when I say This brand-new man Won't let you down If you let me show you I know how to love you now I see that look in your eye You're scared And I understand why So am I But here I am And I just pray That you will listen long enough To hear me when I say This brand-new man Won't let you down If you let me show you I know how to love you now Girl, let me show you I know how to love you Nooooooow [Cheers and applause] Thank you.
Deana Carter.
Sounded great, dude.
When we return, Will Chase and Chris Carmack bring down the house, and the Stella sisters steal our hearts.
"Nashville: On The Record" will be right back.
Esten: I can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate the way that Nashville and the whole state of Tennessee has embraced and supported our show.
[Cheers and applause] That's why we're so grateful when we get the opportunity to give back to this great community that has given us so much.
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Nashville School of the Arts.
I sat in with a guitar quartet, some theater students, and I can tell you that the future is looking very bright.
The CMA Foundation has donated more than $10 million to this and other music-education programs across the country.
ABC is also a very proud supporter.
In fact, we've invited some of those very students that I met earlier right here tonight.
Would you please make these young artists feel welcome? [Cheers and applause] And speaking of amazing, talented, young artists, ladies and gentlemen, the incomparable, the lovely Lennon and Maisy Stella.
[Cheers and applause] What do you need that you don't have? What've you lost, you can't get back? What if I promised it'd be all right? It'll be all right 'Cause we got a love Oh, oh We got a candy-apple red, sweet Steady-as-a-heartbeat love Oh, oh Me and you We got a love Oh, oh We got the will of a tall pine Once-in-a-lifetime love Oh, oh Me and you The darkest cloud will split and fade And every tear washed away And I'll hold you close till the sun comes out Baby, can you see it now? 'Cause we got a love Oh, oh We got a hope like a new spring Patient as a porch swing love Oh, oh Me and you We got a love Oh, oh We're as free as a blackbird True as the good word love Oh, oh Me and you [Piano solo] So what do you need that you don't have? What've you lost, you can't get back? So what if I promised it'll be all right? It'll be all right 'Cause we got a love Oh, oh We got a candy-apple red, sweet Steady-as-a-heartbeat love Oh, oh Me and you We got a love Oh, oh We got the will of a tall pine Once-in-a-lifetime love Oh, oh Me and you 'Cause we got a love Oh We got a hope like a new spring Patient as a porch swing love Oh, oh Me and you We got a love Oh, oh We're as free as a blackbird True as the good word love Oh, oh Me and you Oh, me and you [Cheers and applause] Thank you so, so much.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Oh, oh Now you'll never find Oh, yeah Ah, the English.
[Laughs] So nervous.
[Cheers and applause] If I drink this beer I'll probably have two or three If I know me I'll be digging up the past Like it's money in the backyard If I drink this beer I know it's gonna seem like a good idea To call you up in the middle of the night And tell you how I feel So I should just put it down The last thing I need to do tonight Is push my luck, drunk Get all messed up And tell ya how bad you need my love And how you'll never find a guy like me again If I drink this beer I know its gonna lead to more And I ain't sure what I'd do If I knocked on the door and your boyfriend answers If I take just one sip I know it's getting ugly quick And, man, it's tough 'Cause I'm in love and I need to ease the pain So I should just put it down The last thing I need to do tonight Is push my luck, drunk Get all messed up And tell ya how bad you need my love And how you'll never find a guy like me again [Guitar solo] And I still won't get you back And that beer is all I have to hold And it's cold as you At the end of the telephone line In the middle of the night So I should just put it down The last thing I need to do tonight Is push my luck, drunk Get all messed up Yeah, I should just put it down The last thing I need to do tonight Is push my luck, drunk Get all messed up And tell ya how bad you need my love And how you'll never find a guy like me again If I drink this beer I'll probably have two or three If I know me I'll be digging up the past Like it's money in the backyard [Cheers and applause] Hey.
Well done, sir.
Thank you.
Don't go away.
Superstar Reba takes the stage for a show-stopping performance that will have everyone on their feet.
Stay tuned for more "Nashville: On The Record.
" Reba.
Aah! Reba.
She's incredible.
We met not long ago, actually, at a Christmas party.
You meet her, and she couldn't be more down-to-earth.
We ended up singing Christmas carols together, and there's a part of your mind that sort of hovers above and looks down and going, "You're singing Christmas carols with Reba.
" And I go, "I know, I know.
Shut up.
I'm trying to sing.
" She's just the sweetest, most lovely a girl's girl.
It means so much to have such legends in country music interested in our show.
We're just so flattered and honored that she would want to be a part of this.
Having such, like, an icon on the stage is, like, so insane.
For real.
[Laughter] Thank you, sir.
Thank you.
Announcer: One of the greatest entertainers on earth, Ms.
Reba McEntire! [Cheers and applause] Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm It's been a while since she put that red dress on And slipped into those high heels She's got a couple new guys blowing up her phone And she loves the way that that feels You'd never know she was going through a breakup There ain't a single tear messing up her makeup He thought she'd be sittin' home cryin' She ain't goin' out like that She's had enough of feeling like dyin' She ain't goin' out like that Everybody Here comes the life of the party Yeah, she is He might have left her broken-hearted But she ain't goin' Goin' out like that She's got her hands up Dancin' like the floor's on fire Yeah, she's the hottest thing in here Guess she finally got tired of being sick and tired Now she's lookin' like she don't care She was hurtin' Well, she must've forgot 'Cause she's smilin' while she's throwin' back shots He thought she'd be sittin' home cryin' She ain't goin' out like that She's had enough of feeling like dyin' She ain't goin' out like that Everybody Here comes the life of the party Yeah, she is He might have left her broken-hearted But she ain't goin' Goin' out like that [Guitar solo] He thought she'd be sittin' home cryin' She ain't goin' out like that She's had enough of feeling like dyin' She ain't goin' out like that Everybody Here comes the life of the party He might have left her broken-hearted But she ain't goin' Goin' out like that Oh, goin' out like that Everybody Here comes the life of the party Everybody Here comes the life of the party Yes, she is [Cheers and applause] Whoo! You did amazing.
Thank you very much.
Thanks.
Stick around for an all-star grand finale, the conclusion of "Nashville: On The Record" at the historic Grand Ole Opry House when we come back.
[Cheers and applause] Esten: "Nashville: On The Record" is a celebration of the amazing music that we privileged to feature on our show.
And more importantly, it's an opportunity to shift the spotlight on the often unseen faces behind the music, our incredible family of songwriters.
And we say family because that's what they've become, collaborators, mentors, and our friends.
Tonight we are honored to have many of those songwriters right here in our audience.
So let's all take a moment and thank them for their awesome work.
[Cheers and applause] Esten: Yep.
A big thank you to all our writers out there.
You keep writing 'em, we'll keep singing 'em.
And the rest of you, you keep watching.
If you've got something else to say Let's get it out before the end of the day 'Cause it's been too long singing the same song And we're losing time Trouble may come a-knockin' But you will always be a friend of mine A friend of mine Leavin' what we knew behind You will always be a friend of mine A friend of mine So many battles we have lost So many bridges we had to cross It's been too long singing the same song Oh, but we got time We got time Trouble may come a-knockin' But you will always be a friend of mine A friend of mine Leavin' what we knew behind You will always be a friend of mine A friend of mine All we have is our best All we have We can't give any more or less Trusting God with the rest He can open any door Trouble may come a-knockin' But you will always be a friend of mine A friend of mine Leavin' what we knew behind You will always be a friend of mine A friend of mine Here we go.
La, la, la, la, la, la La, la, la, la, la, la La, la, la, la, la, la You will always be a friend of mine You will always be a friend You will always be a friend of mine You will always be a friend You will always be a friend of mine [Cheers and applause] Thank you.
Good night, everybody.
To listen to all of tonight's concert event, be sure to download "Nashville: On The Record Volume Two Live album.
" And for more exclusive behind-the-scenes content, visit abc.
com/nashville.
[Cheers and applause continue] Esten: How about the band? [Cheers and applause intensify]