When The CW's comedy-drama “Hart of Dixie” closes out its second season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, it does it to the music of country trio Gloriana, including the Nashville-based band's hit single, “Can't Shake You.”
Taping in March, the band takes the stage at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., in front of a large crowd of extras, director and series star Tim Matheson, crew, guests, and even cast members who aren't in the scene.
After the first take, with the band lip-syncing to a prerecorded live performance track — Matheson explains that having a set track allows camera operators to time their shots — the extras cheer long after “Cut” is yelled out.
Taking a few minutes to chat in the set for Dr. Brick Breeland, Matheson's character, Gloriana member Tom Gossin explains the song choice.
“I came in screaming ‘Free Bird,'” he quips, “but they didn't want ‘Free Bird.'”
“It's our current single, ‘Can't Shake You,'” said his brother, Mike. “We're on tour promoting it right now.”
“‘Dixie Chicken' might have been a good one,” Tom adds.
As to whether the band has ever done anything like this before, singer Rachel Reinert says, “It's like nothing we've ever done before. We've done music videos, but this is a whole other different kind of situation. At least for me, what I'm taking away from all of it is just the mad respect I have for what these people do, because every little bit counts.