Music has always been an integral part of the ABC drama “Nashville.” The show, which is entering its third season, features some of the most impressive musicians and songwriters in country music today. It was not surprising to learn one of the cast has now contributed a song to the song which we’ll get to hear on the premiere, according to the Christian Post on Aug. 21.
Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claiborne on the series, is a musician and singer himself. No stranger to the concert tour life either, Esten has opened for acts like Jennifer Nettles and Alan Jackson during his downtime from acting. He co-wrote the song, "I Know How to Love You Now," with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Deana Carter.
We’re not sure how the song figures into the storyline but we’re guessing it has to do with how Deacon feels about his one true love, Rayna Jaymes. When Season 3 ended, Deacon (and Luke Wheeler) had proposed to Rayna. Deacon and Rayna have been in love for years but his addiction to alcohol stood in the way of their happiness. The discovery that Rayna kept his paternity of her firstborn daughter a secret from him nearly destroyed any chance at happiness they might have had. Leery of trusting him to be the man she always hoped he’d become, Rayna has kept him at arm’s length. The song title seems to convey the message he’s been trying to give her for some time. Whether or not she hears it and decides to trust him is what many of us are waiting to find out.
Even though Esten has played in front of live audiences before, he’s never had one this big. "I've played some big rooms, but none as big as the whole United States," Esten said during an interview while doing a Nashville shoot on location.
The music on the series is so popular that it has produced four collections of soundtracks that have achieved a collective sales figure of more than 627, 000 copies. We’re betting this song ends up on the next soundtrack recording.
"Nashville" Season 3 will premiere on ABC on Wednesday, Sept. 24. We’ll keep you posted on news and spoilers as we get them.