The ABC show "Nashville" scored some of the highest ratings of any rookie program this fall season, but fans of the drama didn't instantly log on to iTunes after the premiere's conclusion on Oct. 10.Big Machine released three songs from the pilot episode of "Nashville" and 12 hours after the show's premiere concluded, the tracks were Nos. 7, 22 and 45 on iTunes' country singles chart.Sam Palladio
Rock legend Eric Clapton has announced the release of "Clapton," his 19th solo studio album and first in five years, due Sept. 28 on Reprise Records. The 14-song disc was co-produced by longtime collaborator Doyle Bramhall II and features guest appearances by Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint and Derek Trucks, among others.
Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K. bestsellers as the British chart year ended. Current champion Leon Jackson entered a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart with "When You Believe," while Syco Music/Sony BMG labelmate Leona Lewis started a seventh atop the album list with "Spirit," and held at No. 2 with the single "Bleeding Love."