Songs Take Starring Role In TV Drama 'Nashville'

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Buddy Miller says these days it's not unusual for duet partners to cut their love songs syllable by syllable while never even seeing each other: "In this town especially that's what happens."

That's why the veteran Music City producer and band leader was so astounded by what he witnessed in the early days of working on the music for the television show "Nashville." He was nervous about his session with Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio because their song "If I Didn't Know Better," written by John Paul White of The Civil Wars and Arum Rae, was challenging and served as a pivotal moment in the pilot. It had to be right, and that depended on the young actors being able to pull it off.