The Music Of Nashville Original Soundtrack Volume 2
Released: May 2013
Label: Big Machine Records, LLC
You don't gotta love the soapy ABC country music drama Nashville to enjoy its second cast-sung outing, but it sure helps: Connie Britton's gorgeous "Stronger Than Me," the undeniable highlight here, is way more potent if you know her character, Rayna James. The precocious "Ho Hey" cover from absurdly winsome pre-teen sensations Lennon & Maisey will grab you regardless; the smoldering "Fade Into You" proves that as Scarlett and Gunnar, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio are way more potent together than apart. Dig Connie/Rayna's fuzzy, almost Bangles-like "Bitter Memory," too. And tune in!