Whiskey Falls, circa 2008. From left: Damon Johnson, Seven Williams, Wally Brandt and Buck Johnson. (Whiskey Falls Facebook page)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- OK, so Juliette Barnes didn't sing "Fast Talking Lover" while strutting in a skintight mini.But the song by Whiskey Falls was featured on Wednesday's episode of ABC's about the lives and loves of country musicians.
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Instead of a full-blown cover by one of the show's leading ladies, Connie Britton or Hayden Panettiere, the version of "Fast Talking Lover" was playing in the background of a party sequence during the 9 p.m. broadcast. The scene focused on sweet character Scarlett O'Connor (Clare Bowen) talking to her ex-beau, Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson). We can only presume the song was meant to evoke Avery's bad-boy past and slippery, persuasive ways.
Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere, left) and Rayna James (Connie Britton) are frenemies on ABC's "Nashville."Whiskey Falls was in good company during the scene, which also featured Luke Bryan's "Out Like That" and "Backwoods Company" by the Wild Feathers.
Placement on TV soundtracks is nothing new for Whiskey Falls, a harmonizing country band that included two musicians from Alabama, and . (They're not related, although both have roots in the Birmingham area.) Whiskey Falls also a reality series on Spike TV.
The group, active 2007-2011, released one self-titled album during its tenure and made it to No. 25 on Billboard's country charts. Two of the four principals, Seven Williams and Wally Brandt, specialize in writing and producing music for TV and film.
"Fast Talking Lover" wasn't released by Whiskey Falls, but the band performed the tune in concert. This week, made the song available oniTunes, to accord with the TV exposure.
Other artists with Alabama ties have been featured on previous episodes of "Nashville," including John Paul White of t, and .